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April 3

News Nomura Completes Acquisition of Greentech Capital Advisors, Rebranded as Nomura Greentech

Nomura Holding America Inc. today announced the completion of its acquisition of Greentech Capital, LLC (“Greentech”), a leading boutique investment banking firm focused on supporting clients across sustainable technology and (...)

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African Development Bank launches record breaking $3 billion “Fight COVID-19” Social Bond

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COVID-19 Recovery Must Help Prevent a Future Climate Crash on Wall Street

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March 11

News Manifesto Social Impact - CPR AM

Climate change, food challenge, education, sustainable urbanization,… the challenges of the 21st century are considerable. For several years, CPR AM has been committed and innovated to offer you investment solutions providing financial responses to these major challenges of (...)

March 10

News NACON celebrates its successful listing on Euronext

Euronext congratulates NACON, a major player in the design and distribution of video games and gaming accessories, on its listing in Compartment B of Euronext’s regulated market in Paris (ticker code: NACON).

March 5

News EIF commits EUR 30 million to PMI Italia II, a private debt fund managed by Finint SGR

This new EIF investment operation will help support new development projects benefiting Italian SMEs. Thanks to the EIF’s participation, PMI Italia II will have EUR 110 million in available funds, with a target closing of EUR 150 million by June 2020. Launched in January (...)

March 3

News IFC Invests $200 Million in Standard Bank of South Africa’s Green Bond Issuance

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, invested $200 million in The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited’s green bond placed on the London Stock Exchange today. It’s Africa’s largest green bond and South Africa’s first offshore green bond issuance, which will increase access to (...)

February 26

News CPR Invest – Global Disruptive Opportunities, marked its symbolic three-year anniversary.

Last December, CPR Invest – Global Disruptive Opportunities, marked its symbolic three-year anniversary. There was even more reason to celebrate when it was immediately awarded five Morningstar stars and an A rating by Citywire for its main manager Wesley (...)

February 26

News FacePhi begins trading on Euronext Growth Paris

Euronext today congratules FacePhi for its listing on Euronext Growth. This listing, which has become the second dual listing on Euronext carried out by a Spanish tech firm following Lleida.net, consolidates Euronext’s leadership position as a reference stock exchange for (...)

February 24

News Germany set for first green bond with innovative structure but little scope for higher issuance

Germany (AAA/Stable) is set to enter the sovereign green bond market in the second half of 2020 as part of a longer-term strategy to shift debt towards green alternatives. Future issuance depends on the government’s willingness to move to a green (...)

January 20

News Irish banks make progress in NPLs but rocky road ahead

Irish banks have rapidly reduced non-performing exposures in recent years thanks to strong economic growth and a creditor-friendly restructuring regime. But recent developments may challenge this, just as Brexit beckons and late-cycle fears (...)

January 20

News Nomura Capital Partners Acquires Cook Deli Stake

Nomura Capital Partners Co., Ltd. (“NCAP”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Nomura Holdings, Inc., announced that it has acquired common shares in Cook Deli Co., Ltd. through Nomura Capital A1 Investment Limited Partnership, a fund managed by NCAP. The percentage of shares (...)

January 20

News German Venture Capital Firms Introduce Sustainability Clause

Germany’s and Europe’s leading venture capital firms commit themselves and their portfolio companies to sustainability and make a significant contribution to climate protection. This measure should act as an example for other start-up ecosystems and (...)

January 16

News Swiss Re Capital Markets structures and places the first parametric earthquake catastrophe bond to hedge mortgage risk caused by earthquakes for Bayview

Swiss Re Capital Markets successfully closed the USD 225 million Series 2020-1 Principal At-Risk Variable Rate Notes transaction issued by Sierra Ltd. on behalf of Bayview’s MSR Opportunity Fund ("Bayview").

January 16

News Retail banks are facing a profits squeeze in 2020 say industry experts

Maintaining profitability will be an area of focus for retail banks during 2020, with myriad issues to be addressed. Increased competition from digital challengers is an obvious area of concern for traditional high street banks. However, there are challenges ahead for the (...)

January 13

News Shortage of financing options could stall electric vehicle sales, warn legal experts

Figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) in August 2019 showed UK registrations of fully electric vehicles were up by 158% year-on-year.

December 2019

News LGT Private Debt arranges a unitranche facility to support the carve-out of HealthTech Bio Actives from Grupo Ferrer led by The Riverside Company

LGT Private Debt (France) S.A.S. (“LGT Private Debt”) is pleased to announce that entities it advises acted as sole arrangers and underwriters of a unitranche financing, supporting the carve-out of HealthTech Bio Actives (“HTBA” or the “Company”) from Grupo Ferrer, led by The (...)

December 2019

News CPR AM, a leading player in thematic investment, organized the conference "We believe in the future"

Amundi & CPR AM were delighted to organize the first Thematic Investment Day in Paris “We believe in the future” to provide insight and valuable knowledge of the long-term investment focus and value of Thematic (...)

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News DWS Supports Drive Towards Climate Resilient Infrastructure Investments

DWS Group, along with more than 30 other institutions, supports the Coalition for Climate Resilient Investment (CCRI). The goal of the CCRI is to transform infrastructure investments by integrating climate risks into the decision-making process, driving a paradigm shift (...)

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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 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 (...)

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News The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) joins the Global Emerging Markets (GEMs) Risk Database Consortium

During the World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, DC, on April 20, Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), acting on behalf of the Global Emerging Markets (GEMs) Risk Database Consortium, and Joaquim Levy the Managing Director and Chief (...)

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News Nomura Lists Emerging Market Bond and Equity Exchange Traded Funds on TSE

Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd., the core company within the Asset Management Division of the Nomura Group, listed the “NEXT FUNDS Emerging Market Bond J.P. Morgan EMBI Plus (Unhedged) Exchange Traded Fund” and the “NEXT FUNDS Emerging Market Equity MSCI-EM (Unhedged) (...)

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News Low Beta strategies lead the pack as equities drop

Unstable market conditions were supportive for hedge funds, in relative terms. Liquid hedge fund benchmarks were down -1% in March, with Distressed and Special Situations strategies underperforming. On a positive note, low beta strategies did (...)

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News Nomura Leads Green Bond Offering for Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Nomura Securities Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nomura Holdings, Inc., announced that it has priced a Green Bond 1 offering for the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. The offering consists of a 5-year and 30-year tranche, valued at 5 billion yen each. Nomura acted as (...)

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News Currency Swaps to hide Greek debt?

The general opinion that Goldman Sachs might have helped the Greek government to hide its debt through Currency Swaps, leaves one more than skeptical.....

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News Nomura Leads First Green Bond Offering in Japanese Chemical Industry

Nomura Securities Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nomura Holdings, Inc., today announced that it has priced a five-year Green Bond issue valued at 5 billion yen for Kaneka Corporation. Nomura acted as bookrunner and green bond structuring agent for the offering, (...)

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News BNP Paribas Asset Management announces successful closing of BNPP AM CLO 2018

BNP Paribas Asset Management (‘BNPP AM’) announces the closing of BNPP AM Euro CLO 2018 B.V., a EUR 411.25 million securitisation vehicle that invests in a diversified portfolio of syndicated leveraged loans to European (...)

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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 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 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 Luxcara brings Norway one step closer to its climate goals: Opening celebration of Egersund wind farm

Luxcara, one of the leading asset managers for renewable-energy investments, has officially opened a wind farm comprising 33 turbines in Egersund, Norway. The facility, which was completed in only 15 months, has a total capacity of 111.2 (...)

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News What a difference a month makes

In recent weeks, market conditions switched swiftly from panic mode to exuberance mode. Active investors are scratching their heads as markets no longer seem to be discounting a U.S. recession and any Fed rate hike in (...)

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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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