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July 2

News CNP Assurances adopts a definitive plan to exit thermal coal by 2030 in European Union and OECD countries, and by 2040 in the rest of the world

A year to the day following the Paris financial marketplace declaration for green and sustainable finance, CNP Assurances has adopted a definitive thermal coal exit plan : through this, it is committed to achieving zero exposure to thermal coal in its investment portfolio by (...)

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Successful €750m Tier 2 notes issue

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Nomura Leads First Green Bond Offering by NTT Finance

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June 22

News Generali’s Europe dominated business battling high claims, says GlobalData

Generali Group has extremely high exposure to Europe, and especially in its native Italy, which has been heavily impacted by COVID-19 and this leaves it facing high payouts (insurance claims), says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics (...)

June 16

News The energy group Snam issues its first transition bond

This Italian gas transport group has just issued in June 2020 a transition bond, a bond intended to support the transformation of carbon-intensive industries.

June 16

News CNP Assurances sets up a governance arrangement of Artificial Intelligence ethics

As a responsible insurance provider, CNP Assurances announces it has appointed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Ethics manager and set up a pluri-disciplinary and open committee, in charge of placing human values and ethics at the centre of any AI (...)

June 15

News What are activists buying after the storm?

The Special Situations strategy went through a roller coaster since February. Typically, due to their long structural market beta, managers tend to underperform in risk-off episodes. However, as they also tend to look beyond short-term volatility, they usually rebound (...)

June 15

News Payment industry in Asia remains attractive for venture capital investors amid COVID-19, finds GlobalData

Consumers across the globe are embracing digital payments more than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. Against this backdrop, payment industry in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region remains attractive for venture financing (VF), according to GlobalData, a leading data and (...)

June 11

News Fintech Lending Industry to Hit $291bn Value in 2020

Recent years have witnessed a surge in the number of fintech loans as an appealing alternative to traditional banking services. Although the coronavirus outbreak has affected the fintech lending industry, the unified market is still expected to maintain steady (...)

June 5

News Five Wealthiest Colleges in the US Hit $154.5bn in Endowment Market Value

Colleges and universities in the United States rank among the world’s most prestigious higher education institutions. Many of them are recognized for their strong research programs and host many Nobel Prize-winning (...)

June 3

News A look inside the Fed’s $1.307 billion ETF allocation – 7 iShares ETFs account for 48% of the assets

The Federal Reserve announced on March 23rd that it would purchase corporate bonds for the first time in its 107-year history. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York announced that the Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility (SMCCF) will begin purchases of exchange traded (...)

June 2

News CNP Assurances publishes its 2019 report on responsible investment and announces its withdrawal from tobacco

With an investment portfolio of more than €300 bn, CNP Assurances continues to strengthen its responsible investor approach to take into account the impact of its investments on society and the environment. In its report on responsible investment, the Group details its (...)

May 25

News COVID-19 impacts global VC funding with high-value deals remaining mostly non-existent, says GlobalData

Global venture capital (VC) investment activity showcased a declining trend (for deals with disclosed funding value) during the COVID-19 hit first quarter (Q1) of 2020 with high-value deals remaining mostly non-existent and low-value deals equal to or less than US$10m (...)

May 25

News Total Confirms the Sale of UK Assets to NEO Energy

Total confirmed its commitment to completing the sale of its UK North Sea non-core assets, first announced in July 2019. Reflecting recent significant market volatility, Total and Norway-based private equity investor HitecVision have successfully renegotiated the financial (...)

May 19

News US Robo-advisors Industry to Hit a $1trn value This Year

Recent years have witnessed a surge in the use of robo-advisors as an appealing alternative to conventional investing. These online platforms gained massive popularity among investors, mostly because of their lower saving entry points and cheaper (...)

May 18

News Total is exploring quantum algorithms to improve CO2 capture

Total is stepping up its research into Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) technologies by signing a multi-year partnership with UK start-up Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC).

May 15

News Societe Generale finalises the acquisition of EMC activities

Societe Generale announces the finalisation of the acquisition of the Commerzbank’s Equity Markets and Commodities’ (EMC) business with the integration of the exchange-traded investment solutions.

May 15

News ESMA highlights challenges for rating Collateralised Loan Obligations

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has today published a Thematic Report on Collateralised Loan Obligations (CLOs) credit ratings in the European Union (EU).

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News BlackRock Real Assets completes first close of Global Energy & Power Infrastructure Fund III

BlackRock Real Assets has completed the first close of its latest energy and power infrastructure fund, Global Energy & Power Infrastructure Fund III (“GEPIF III”). GEPIF III focuses on equity investments in the mid-market energy and power infrastructure value chain (...)

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News Enel launches the world’s first "general purpose SDG linked bond", succesfully placing a 1.5 billion U.S. dollar bond on the U.S. market

Enel Finance International NV has placed on the capital market the world’s first bond linked to the achievement of a sustainable objective, part of the Group’s corporate strategy and in line with Enel’s commitment to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”) of the (...)

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News COVID-19 impacts global VC funding with high-value deals remaining mostly non-existent, says GlobalData

Global venture capital (VC) investment activity showcased a declining trend (for deals with disclosed funding value) during the COVID-19 hit first quarter (Q1) of 2020 with high-value deals remaining mostly non-existent and low-value deals equal to or less than US$10m (...)

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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 Top 20 largest hedge funds

According to Bloomberg, the $69 billion Man Group tops the list of the largest hedge funds, an industry that is selectively recovering.

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News AnaCap signs agreement to acquire Barclays’ French retail banking operations

AnaCap Financial Partners (“AnaCap”), the specialist European financial services private equity firm, has today announced that it has signed an agreement with Barclays plc to acquire its French Retail Banking operations including its branch network, life insurance (...)

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News Mount Street acquires portfolio management subsidiary from EAA

Mount Street is pleased to announce the successful agreement with Erste Abwicklungsanstalt (EAA) to acquire EAA Portfolio Advisors (EPA). At the end of 2009, EAA was created as the Asset Management Company/"bad bank” to manage the assets of the former WestLB (...)

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News The energy group Snam issues its first transition bond

This Italian gas transport group has just issued in June 2020 a transition bond, a bond intended to support the transformation of carbon-intensive industries.

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News Allianz Invests in Lemonade

Lemonade, the insurance company powered by artificial intelligence and behavioral economics, today announced a strategic investment by Allianz, the world’s largest insurance company.

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News iShares S&P 500 becomes the largest ETF in Europe

The fund was traded every day during 2010, with an average spread consistently below 10 basis points...

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News New Vanguard Research Examines Dynamic Retirement Spending Strategy

In a new paper, "From assets to income: A goals-based approach to retirement spending," Vanguard researchers provide a framework to help investors turn an investment portfolio into a sustainable and consistent source of (...)

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News Stage Capital Launches as Independent Private Equity Firm

Spin-out of UK & European private equity investor NBGI Private Equity. New firm backed by funds managed by Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs, with initial AUM of over €300m.

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News Nomura Asset Management launches in Middle East

Japanese fund manager Nomura Asset Management (NAM) has launched an office in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) as part of its ongoing commitment to the Middle East.

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News French bank Société Générale victim of exceptional fraud!

Société Générale has declared itself a victim of an unscrupulous trader who concealed a massive loss of 4,9 billion dollars as well as a depreciation of assets linked to sub-primes to a total of 2 billion euros....

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News InfraVia has closed the fundraising of InfraVia Fund IV at is EUR 2 billion hard cap

InfraVia Capital Partners today announces that it has closed the fundraising of InfraVia European Fund IV at its EUR 2 billion hard cap.

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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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