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April 12

News Flows into hedge funds turn positive but lack conviction

Despite the mixed signals at the level of individual countries, the rally in risk assets continues unabated on the back of improving economic prospects and looser monetary conditions. In the hedge fund space, CTAs’ winning streak continues (+1.1% last week according to the (...)

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Solactive registered as a Benchmark Administrator under the European Benchmarks Regulation (BMR)

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Nomura Asset Management to Launch New ETF Designed to Track Performance of the “Nomura Shareholder Yield 70”

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April 1

News Nomura and University of Tsukuba to Launch Joint Blockchain R&D Project

Nomura Holdings, Inc. (Nomura) and the University of Tsukuba announced that they have agreed to launch a joint project that leverages blockchain technology from April 2019.

March 28

News Meridiam announces the closing of the reopening of its Africa fund at €546 million, 2.5 times its initial size

Launched in 2015, for an initial amount of €207 million, the initial commitment has already been fully invested two years before the end of the investment period. At the end of this closing, it is now 2.5 times bigger than at the (...)

March 21

News CTAs are on the mend

After a dismal performance and significant outflows in 2018, trend following strategies are on the mend. A month ago, we signaled the strategy was experiencing green shoots of recovery ; so far this month, it has been the best performing (...)

March 20

News BNP Paribas Asset Management announces tighter exclusion policy on coal companies

BNP Paribas Asset Management (‘BNPP AM’) announces its plan to implement an enhanced coalexclusion policy, accelerating its commitment to tackle climate change by divesting from the single largest source of carbon (...)

March 18

News The African Development Bank launches EUR 1 billion 0.50% 10-year Global Benchmark due 21 March 2029

The African Development Bank, rated Aaa/AAA/AAA by Moody’s/S&P/Fitch, has successfully priced a EUR 1 billion 10-year Global Benchmark, due 21 March 2029, its first benchmark transaction of the year.

March 7

News ETFGI reports Assets invested in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) ETFs and ETPs listed globally reaches a record US$25 Bn at the end of January 2019

ETFGI reported that Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of US$730 million during January. Total assets invested in ESG ETFs and ETPs increased by 9.97% from US$22.47 billion at the end of December, to a record (...)

March 5

News Natixis signs the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles

Natixis has adopted the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles, further enhancing the company’s initiatives to promote gender equality, which is a vital performance enabler.

February 27

News Arcure joins Euronext Growth

Euronext today welcomed Arcure, a company that harnesses artificial intelligence to create customised image processing solutions for industry, to its Euronext Growth market.

February 27

News CTAS : Green shoots of recovery?

The recent U-turn of major central banks from monetary normalization to renewed accommodation beat market expectations. In particular, the minutes from the FOMC meeting held on 29-30 January suggested the likely ending of the balance sheet runoff at the end of (...)

February 27

News Summa Equity closes its Fund II with SEK 6.5 billion to invest to solve global challenges

Summa Equity announced today that it has raised further capital to continue to invest to solve global challenges. Summa Equity Fund II closed at hard cap with investor commitments of SEK 6.5 billion (c. EUR 610 million). With Fund I and II, Summa Equity now manages (...)

February 26

News Qivalio: First European integrated rating agency

Two years after announcing its creation with the support of several French institutional investors, the agency resulting from the combination of Spread Research and EthiFinance has taken another important step in its development as the leading European (...)

February 25

News International inflows power record year for CPR AM

CPR AM delivered strong results with €2.8 billion of inflows in 2018. International assets under management (excluding France) grew 220% over three years, taking total AUM (ex-France) to €6.4 billion euros. Inflows driven by investor demand for thematic equities (€2.3 (...)

February 18

News HSBC Europe Equity Green Transition has just been awarded the Energy and Ecological Transition for Climate Label (TEEC)

HSBC Europe Equity Green Transition has just obtained the TEEC Label issued by Novethic, an independent and expert third party, an auditor approved by the Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition.

February 13

News Banco Best and Credit Suisse Asset Management process end-to-end fund transactions using blockchain-based infrastructure FundsDLT

Banco Best and Credit Suisse Asset Management successfully processed live end-to-end fund transactions, using FundsDLT, a blockchain-based decentralized platform for fund transaction processing.

February 11

News Chinese robo-advice market too good to ignore, says GlobalData

A rapidly rising middle class, strong consumer demand and a shift towards investment products outside of deposits make China an ideal playground for automated investment services (robo-advisors), says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics (...)

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News Meridiam announces the closing of the reopening of its Africa fund at €546 million, 2.5 times its initial size

Launched in 2015, for an initial amount of €207 million, the initial commitment has already been fully invested two years before the end of the investment period. At the end of this closing, it is now 2.5 times bigger than at the (...)

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News Union Bancaire Privée to acquire Nexar Capital Group

Union Bancaire Privée, UBP SA (“UBP”), one of Switzerland’s leading and best-capitalised private banks and a leader in the hedge fund industry, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Nexar Capital Group (“Nexar”), a global alternative investment (...)

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News The market for catastrophe bonds (« Cat bonds ») remains dynamic!

Over the 12 months, the market for Cat bonds - bonds issued by securitization structure to refinance insurance risks related to natural disaster - remains dynamic, both in terms of volume and performance...

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News Swiss Re Corporate Solutions joins forces with Seguros Confianza, Colombia’s leading specialty insurer, and acquires a majority stake

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions and owners of Compañía Aseguradora de Fianzas S.A. Confianza ("Confianza") have signed an agreement under which Corporate Solutions will acquire a 51% stake in Confianza. This arrangement will provide Colombian corporate clients local access to (...)

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News French Legion of Honour awarded to Nicole El Karoui

Nicole El Karoui, a mathematics professor and expert on probability, received, on October 15th 2006, the French Legion of Honour for her pioneering work in the field of mathematics applied to finance.

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News Nexar Capital Group, a global alternative investment manager, acquires Ermitage

Nexar Capital Group SCA announced yesterday the acquisition of Ermitage Limited, one of Europe’s pioneering alternative asset management organizations, from Caledonia Investments plc

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News S&P Global Market Intelligence Ranks Largest 100 Banks in the World

The world’s five largest banks are all based in Asia, and China-headquartered banks made up the top four, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence’s latest global bank rankings.

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News BofA Merrill Lynch September Fund Manager Survey finds global risk appetite has room to grow

According to BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, average cash balance continues to be a key element preventing a sell signal, dipping to 4.8% in September but still above the past 10-year average of 4.5%

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News Libyan sovereign wealth fund invested € 1.8 billion in Société Générale structured products!

According to an official document published by Global Witness, the French bank held the lion share of Libyan funds allocated to structured products...

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News Nomura Acquires Additional QFII Quota in China

Nomura Asset Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nomura Holdings, Inc., today announced that it has acquired an additional quota under China’s Qualified...

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News AfDB issues a 6.625% ZAR 500 Million Eurobond due 9 December 2017

Sub-Saharan African Central Banks showed strong interest from the outset, taking 52% of the transaction, the rest being allocated to bank treasuries, private banks and asset managers.

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News Greece rescue plan: The resurgence of structured finance?

The Greek rescue plan, suggested by a consortium of banks led by BNP Paribas, praises the techniques of structured finance, with this time the politicals’ blessing...

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News BofA Merrill Lynch February Fund Manager Survey finds macro optimism surging

Macro optimism is surging, with 23% of investors saying they expect a “boom” (above trend growth and inflation) compared to 1% one year ago. Meanwhile, 43% said they expect “secular stagnation” (below trend growth and inflation), down sharply from 88% one year (...)

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News Catella Nordic Long Short Equity Named Best Fund by The Hedge Fund Journal

Catella Nordic Long Short Equity was Yesterday Evening Named the "Best Performing Fund Over a 2 year Period" at The Hedge Fund Journal Awards in London.

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News Euronext makes irrevocable cash offer to acquire LCH.Clearnet SA

Euronext, the leading pan-European exchange in the Eurozone, has signed a binding offer and been granted exclusivity to acquire 100% of the share capital and voting rights of Clearnet. Clearnet is a leading, multi-asset, Eurozone-based Central Counterparty (CCP) serving (...)

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News Institutional investor appetite is back for quant funds

The recent CTA performances encourage institutional investors to more closely monitor this type of hedge fund. Thus, according to Preqin, 52% of them wish to increase their exposure to this type of alternative strategy this year (vs 14% last (...)

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