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June 19

News The second issuing of RATP Green bonds an outstanding success

On 13 June 2019, RATP once again successfully issued “Green Bonds”, in the amount of €500 million, with a ten-year maturity date. The exceptionally successful transaction, which has a substantial subscription rate (>5 times), is fully in line with RATP Group’s CSR effort and (...)

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June 5

News Euronext successfully launches a €500 million bond issue, listed on Euronext Dublin

Today Euronext, the leading pan-European exchange in the Eurozone with more than 1,300 listed issuers, launched a €500 million, 10-year bond issue, rated by S&P “A-”, with an annual coupon of 1.125% and listed on Euronext (...)

May 28

News Solactive makes strategic investment in European governance, sustainability, and proxy voting firm Minerva Analytics

Solactive announces the completion of a strategic investment in Minerva to accelerate the growth of the electronic voting, stewardship, and ESG research services firm.

May 28

News Nomura Leads First Sustainability Bond Offering to Obtain Climate Bonds Programmatic Certification in Asia

Nomura Securities Co. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nomura Holdings, Inc., today announced that it has priced a Sustainability Bond offering for Japan Railway Construction, Transport and Technology Agency (...)

May 23

News Societe Generale further reduces its involvement in coal

May 22

News The Netherlands issues its first green bond

The Netherlands has issued a green bond at 20 years. This is the first green bond rated AAA in the world. Demand for this issue has reached 21 billion euros.

May 22

News ThomasLloyd launches first open-ended public infrastructure fund and signs global fund distribution agreement with Allfunds

May 20

News L/S Credit resilient despite spread widening

In a context where rising trade uncertainties have interrupted the rally in risk assets, L/S Credit strategies have been resilient in May so far. Such resiliency took place despite a widening in High Yield (HY) credit spreads, by approximately +35bps both in Euro and in (...)

May 20

News ETFGI reports assets invested in the Global ETF and ETP industry reached a record $5.57 trillion at the end of April 2019

ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today that ETFs and ETPs listed Globally gathered net inflows of US$45.94 billion in March, bringing year-to-date net inflows to US$145.74 (...)

May 6

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%.

April 30

News Green Bond issuers find Global Market in Luxembourg

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has signed a string of agreements with major stock exchanges and institutions in China, strengthening its appeal as the world’s leading green bond trading hub.

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 (...)

April 11

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

Solactive announces that it is registered as a Benchmark Administrator under the European Benchmarks Regulation (BMR). This enables the company to provide superior indexing services throughout Europe for years to (...)

April 4

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

Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (NAM), the core company within the Asset Management Division of Nomura Group, today announced plans to launch a new exchange traded fund (ETF) designed to track the performance of the “Nomura Shareholder Yield (...)

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 (...)

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News BofA Merrill Lynch July Fund Manager Survey finds cash is king as investors walk the line

According to BofA Merrill Lynch July Fund Manager Survey, average cash balance dips to 4.9% from 5.0% last month, still above the 10-year average of 4.5%; investors note they are overweight cash due to their bearish view on the markets (25%) and preference for cash over (...)

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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 Instinet continues to build its U.S. Equity Research boutique with three senior hires

Instinet, LLC announced today that it is continuing to strategically grow its U.S. Equity Research and U.S. Equity Research Sales offering with three senior hires. Mike Wood joins as a senior equity research analyst covering the Building Products sector. David Gingeleskie (...)

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News SMEs switching to Renminbi for Chinese business according to DB survey

In spite of increasing volatility in foreign exchange markets, only around half of companies that were surveyed hedge foreign exchange risks in Renminbi transactions...

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News Darius Capital Partners passed the €1bn threshold of under management

Following the launch of a €100M Fund of Hedge Funds, dedicated to a French institutional investor, Darius Capital Partners exceeds €1bn assets under management and advisory.

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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 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 Mirova finalize the closing of its third renewable energy fund, with 350M€ commitment

Mirova, Natixis Asset Management’ responsible investment manager, announced the final closing of its renewable energy fund Mirova-Eurofideme 3, with 350M€ commitment, well above its 200M€ target when launched.

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News Cognizant to Acquire Six Companies of the C1 Group, a Leading German Consulting and IT Services Group

Strategic Acquisition to Strengthen Cognizant’s Local Presence in Germany and Switzerland, Enhance Global Consulting Capabilities, and Deepen Enterprise Solutions Expertise

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News CalPERS Announces $500 Million Infrastructure Partnership with UBS

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) today announced a new $500 million global infrastructure partnership with UBS Global Asset Management (UBS). CalPERS will contribute $485 million to the newly formed company, while UBS will contribute $15 million (...)

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News State Street’s GX Private Equity Index Again Shows Strong Performance in Second Quarter 2017

The State Street Global ExchangeSM Private Equity Index (GXPEI) ended the second quarter of 2017 with continued strong performance of 3.96 percent, in line with the 3.95 percent return posted in the first quarter.

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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 The Flow Show: Cash at record low as Active revives

According to Bank of America, Biggest inflow to active equity funds in 2.5 years, Private client cash falls to record low as % of assets and Icarus continues in absence of Obamacare-payroll/Occupy Silicon Valley (...)

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News Swiss Re’s insurance outlook for 2015 sees growth opportunities for insurers in a difficult environment

The global economy is expected to strengthen modestly next year, according to Swiss Re’s latest publication, "Global insurance review 2014 and outlook 2015/16". Non-life insurance premiums are expected to grow 2.8% in 2015, supported by strong economic activity in emerging (...)

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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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