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July 25

News What’s behind the rally in global macro strategies

According to our estimates, CTA and Global Macro strategies have so far extended their winning streak in July. While we recently talked about the reasons for the outperformance of CTAs (+9.3% year-to-date), the performance of Global Macro strategies is a bit more ambiguous, (...)

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EDF signs 2 bilateral sustainable revolving credit facilities with CA CIB and SG CIB, bringing the total of its sustainability-linked loans to over €5 billion

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Amundi and European Investment Bank launch the Green Credit Continuum programme which aims to provide EUR 1bn for the development of green debt in Europe

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July 12

News Total and IFPEN Team Up to Accelerate Carbon Reduction R&D

— IFP Energies Nouvelles (IFPEN) and Total announce that they signed a strategic R&D partnership yesterday, that includes an agreement to endow a chair at the IFP School, on carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) and technologies to curb CO2 emissions. The roughly (...)

July 11

News Swiss Re announces suspension of ReAssure’s IPO due to market conditions

Swiss Re announced today the suspension of its previously communicated plans for an initial public offering (IPO) of ReAssure. This action is in response to the heightened caution and weaker underlying demand in the UK primary market from large institutional (...)

July 9

News Deutsche Bank: not necessarily too little but arguably too late.

The excited hyperbole of restructuring announcements can’t mask a central reality: from an industry perspective what Deutsche Bank is planning is not that radical and the targeted metrics hardly industry-busting. And is it all coming too (...)

July 9

News Fitch Ratings: Deutsche Bank’s Rating Will Depend on Execution of Restructuring

The direction of Deutsche Bank’s ’BBB’ rating will depend on how the bank progresses with its restructuring plan, Fitch Ratings says. The plan shows management’s determination to strengthen the bank’s business model and address its key (...)

July 2

News LGT European Capital announces final close of Crown European Private Debt II S.C.Sp. at EUR 1.35 billion

LGT European Capital announces the final close of Crown European Private Debt II S.C.Sp. (CEPD II), with total subscriptions of EUR 1.35 billion (original target of EUR 800 million). The program’s investor base consists of more than 60 institutions, including pension funds, (...)

July 2

News Euronext invests in Tokeny Solutions, the compliant tokenization platform

Euronext, the leading pan-European exchange in the Eurozone, announced today that it has subscribed the entire €5 million capital increase of Tokeny Solutions, resulting in a 23.5% stake and strong governance representation.

June 25

News Natixis supports the measures announced by H2O Asset Management and confirms the principles of its multiaffiliates model

Following the information released on 20th June 2019 by Natixis and H2O Asset Management and the statements of H2O Asset Management made earlier today, Natixis today provides the following additional information.

June 24

News Multilateral Development Banks climate finance hit record high of $43.1 billion in 2018

Climate financing by the world’s largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) in developing countries and emerging economies rose to an all-time high of $43.1 billion in 2018, boosting projects that help developing countries cut emissions and address climate (...)

June 24

News Meridiam acquires a 85% stake in two motorway concessions in Spain and strengthens its partnership with Cintra

Meridiam signed an agreement to acquire an 85% stake from Cintra subsidiary of Grupo Ferrovial, and Unicaja Banco in Autopista del Sol, two independent motorway concessions Ausol I and Ausol II.

June 20

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”).

June 20

News European ETF flows still slowing

Net new assets in the European ETF market slowed again in May to €1.8bn from the €3.7bn we saw in April. This was largely due to a significant decrease in fixed income ETF inflows (€0.5bn from €4.1bn). Equity ETFs experienced some very modest outflows (...)

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 (...)

June 13

News EM Macro strategies benefit from the fed tailwind

EM-focused Global Macro strategies also outperformed other hedge fund strategies since the beginning of the market turmoil. They managed to deliver slightly positive returns in May according to the Lyxor UCITS Peer (...)

June 11

News New Climate Endowment to be launched to commit long-term capital for the Green Industrial Revolution

a group of international investors and entrepreneurs have announced the launch of a Climate Endowment as an urgent response to the Climate Crisis and to the European voters’ outcry for a Green Revolution.

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 (...)

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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 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 Mirova Eurofideme 4 hits first close at 250M€ to support the energy transition in Europe

Mirova, the leading asset manager dedicated to sustainability investing and affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, held 250M€ first close for Mirova Eurofideme 3 in late October.

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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 (...)

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News New Climate Endowment to be launched to commit long-term capital for the Green Industrial Revolution

a group of international investors and entrepreneurs have announced the launch of a Climate Endowment as an urgent response to the Climate Crisis and to the European voters’ outcry for a Green Revolution.

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News Venezuela may nationalize the gold sector

Hugo Chavez announced this Wednesday his will to nationalize the gold sector, including mining and processing, to increase Venezuela international reserves...

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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 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 Deutsche AM looks to take a lead in the strategic beta market with revamped ETF line-up

Deutsche Asset Management (Deutsche AM) has re-vamped its non market capitalisation-weighted suite of ETF products, including the launch today of two new minimum volatility ETFs, as it aims to take a lead in the important strategic beta segment of the (...)

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News Enternext welcomes IEX Group N.V. to Euronext Amsterdam

EnterNext, the Euronext subsidiary dedicated to promoting and growing its SME market, today welcomes IEX Group N.V. (ticker symbol: IEX) on the Amsterdam market of Euronext.

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News Nautilus has retained SGSS to provide trustee services for its Management Company (MANCO) in South Africa.

Nautilus Managed Account Platform, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, has retained Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) to provide trustee services for its Management Company (MANCO) in South (...)

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News CalPERS Commits $80 Million with GCM Grosvenor in California-focused Private Equity Fund

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) has committed $80 million with GCM Grosvenor (Grosvenor) in a California-focused private equity fund. The new commitment will be deployed through a direct investment vehicle starting by the end of the current (...)

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News The rising tide lifted all ships: hedge funds deliver in october

All Lyxor Strategy Indices ended the month of October in positive territory, led by the CTA Long Term (+4.03%), the L/S Equity Market Neutral (+1.77%) and the L/S Equity Long Bias (+1.63%).

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News ETFs and ETPs listed in Europe gathered record 10.6 billion US dollars in net new assets in July 2014 and record 42.7 billion YTD

ETFGI’s analysis finds ETFs and ETPs listed in Europe gathered a record level of US$10.6 Bn in net new assets in July, pushing YTD NNA to US$42.7 Bn, a new record level of NNA at this point in the year, outpacing the previous high of US$30.1 Bn set in (...)

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News February, not that cold for hedge funds

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +1.9% in February, bringing year to date performance to +1.45%. 11 Lyxor Strategy Indices out of 12 ended the month in positive territory, led by the Lyxor Special Situations Index (+3.48%), the Lyxor CTA Long Term Index (+3.4%) and the (...)

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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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