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September 20

News Euronext and CDP Equity confirm exclusive talks with LSEG to acquire Borsa Italiana

Euronext and CDP Equity (“CDPE”, 100% owned by Cassa Depositi e Prestiti) confirm they have entered into exclusive talks with London Stock Exchange Group plc (“LSEG”) to acquire Borsa Italiana group, together with Intesa Sanpaolo. There can be no certainty that this will lead to (...)

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Muzinich & Co. Limited announces the first close of Pan-European II Private Debt Fund

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10 largest sovereign wealth funds control $5.7 trillion with 21% majority based in Asia

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September 3

News ESMA sees high risk of decoupling of financial market performance and underlying economic activity

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU securities markets regulator, today publishes its second Trends, Risks and Vulnerabilities (TRV) Report of 2020.

July 16

News European Investment Bank Financed €1.2trn of Projects Over Last Two Decades

As one of the world’s largest public lending institutions the European Investment Bank has granted financial support for thousands of companies and projects over the years. According to data gathered by AksjeBloggen.com, the combined value of EIB-financed projects in the last (...)

July 15

News Market Cap of Three Largest Tech Companies Listed on London Stock Exchange Dropped by $14.9bn in Six Months

According to data gathered by BuyShares.co.uk, the market cap of the three largest tech companies trading on the London Stock Exchange amounted to $120.4bn last week, a $14.9bn plunge since the beginning of the (...)

July 15

News The Investment Implications of Climate Risk – An Investment Manager’s View

July 9

News CNP Assurances publishes its first report on the use of funds raised by the green issue of November 2019

In June 2019, CNP Assurances was the first European issuer in the insurance sector to publish a framework document for the issuance of green bonds.

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 (...)

June 30

News Successful €750m Tier 2 notes issue

CNP Assurances has successfully placed €750 million worth of notes due 30 June 2051 and paying interest at 2.5% until 30 June 2031. The notes qualify as Tier 2 capital under Solvency II.

June 22

News Nomura Leads First Green Bond Offering by NTT Finance

Nomura Securities Co., Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nomura Holdings, Inc., today announced that it has priced a three-year Green Bond issue valued at 40 billion yen for NTT Finance Corporation. Nomura acted as bookrunner and green bond structuring agent for the (...)

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 (...)

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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 Amaranth and its prominent trader Brian Hunter prosecuted

The CTFC lodged a complaint against the Amaranth hedge fund and its former prominent trader Brian Hunter for attempting to manipulate prices on the natural gas futures market...

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News Credit Suisse to Acquire Morgan Stanley’s Private Wealth Management

Credit Suisse today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Morgan Stanley’s wealth management businesses in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), excluding Switzerland.

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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 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 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 (...)

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News Gold as collateral for a participation in the Greek support plan

Will Finland jeopardize the Greek plan? The country requires collateral in exchange for its participation in the support plan. The German labour minister, Ursula Von Der Leyen, has agreed to those terms…

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News Systematic strategies are back

For the second month in a row, CTAs outperformed hedge fund strategies in April. According to the Lyxor CTA peer group, the strategy was up +1.6% in April, which brings the year-to-date performance close to +5%.

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News H2O Asset Management passes €3 billion mark in assets under management

H2O AM, an asset management firm founded in 2010 by recognised international bond and global macro specialists in partnership with Natixis AM, is celebrating its third anniversary with excellent performances for all its funds. H2O AM plans to press on with its growth in (...)

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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 Credit Suisse issues inaugural Green Certificates of Deposit

Credit Suisse today announces the successful inaugural issuance under its green finance framework, raising USD 200 million in proceeds in the form of green Yankee Certificates of Deposit (“YCD”).

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News ETFGI reports that ETFs and ETPs listed in Europe reported net outflows of US$22.83 billion at the end of March 2020

ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETFs/ETPs ecosystem, reported today that ETFs and ETPs listed in Europe reported net outflows of US$22.83 billion at the end of March, the largest monthly outflow for Europe, bringing (...)

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News The Investment Implications of Climate Risk – An Investment Manager’s View

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News Goldman Sachs to close Global Macro proprietary trading

The desk, which trades currencies and commodities as well as products tied to interest rates and other fixed- income markets, will close in the days ahead

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News BlackRock completes final close of largest global wind and solar fund

BlackRock Real Assets has completed the final close for its Global Renewable Power II fund (“GRP II”) with $1.65 billion in commitments secured from 67 institutional investors in North America, Europe and Asia...

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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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