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April 15

News Fitch: Amundi’s Lyxor Acquisition Highlights Continued Shift to Passives

Amundi’s (A+/Stable) announced acquisition of the core activities of Lyxor from Societe Generale S.A. (A-/Stable) reflects the importance of passive management in Europe in the current environment and is in line with structural market trends, says Fitch (...)

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CNP Assurances and Tikehau Capital launch a unit-linked product bringing individuals access to private equity in the energy transition sector

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March 30

News Euroclear agrees to acquire MFEX Group, a leading global digital fund distribution platform

Euroclear has agreed to acquire MFEX Group, a leading global digital fund distribution platform, majority owned by Nordic Capital.

March 24

News Thoma Bravo to Acquire Calypso Technology from Bridgepoint and Summit Partners

Thoma Bravo, a leading private equity investment firm focused on the software and technology-enabled services sectors, today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Calypso Technology, Inc. (“Calypso”) from international private equity group Bridgepoint and (...)

March 22

News World GDP Forecasts Revised Up After US Fiscal Stimulus Package

Global growth prospects are improving as fiscal support is stepped up sharply, economies adapt to social distancing and vaccination rollout gathers momentum, says Fitch Ratings in its latest Global Economic Outlook (GEO) released (...)

March 18

News The Number of Bitcoin ATMs Surged by 70% in Six Months and hit 16,500 in March

As one of the quickest and most convenient ways to transfer physical cash into Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin AMTs continued their impressive growth in 2021. According to data presented by TradingPlatforms.com, the total number of Bitcoin ATMs surged by 70% in (...)

March 8

News Solactive provides two new Social and Governance Indices for BBVA’s Sustainable ‘Quantitative Investment Strategies’

The two new indices rounding out BBVA’s sustainable-centered QIS are the Solactive BBVA ixS Global Inclusive Growth Index and the Solactive BBVA ixG Global Governance & Board Diversity Index.

March 8

News Italian government includes EU taxonomy mitigation criteria in green bond framework

The Italian government has issued its inaugural green bond; issue size EUR 8.5 billion. Italy made efforts to align its green bond categories to the EU Taxonomy in terms of mitigation objective criteria. NN IP believes this is an important milestone for the green bond market (...)

March 2

News Five Of The Top Ten Largest Banks In The World Are From China - Largest Bank With Almost $5T In Total Assets

China’s banking system can trace its roots back all the way back to the tenth century Song dynasty.

March 2

News Crypto Miners Raked in $1.3B in February, the Highest Value So Far

The impressive growth of the crypto market and Bitcoin’s price rally have turned 2021 into a record year for crypto miners. According to data presented by TradingPlatforms.com, crypto miners generated $1.3bn in revenue last month, the highest value so (...)

February 16

News Global macro strategies play safe with U.S. Inflation hedges

In the space of alternatives, Global Macro strategies have embraced reflation trades in the past quarter, scaling up positions on EM FX, equities, commodities and inflation linked bonds at varying degrees.

February 15

News U.S. lags 5x behind Nigeria in crypto penetration but tops 2020 Bitcoin trading volume

According to data researched by Trading Platforms UK, only 6% of Americans owned or used cryptocurrencies in 2020. The figure is at least five times less compared to top-ranking Nigeria at 32%.

February 10

News LGIM Expands its broad thematic ETF offering with its new L&G Hydrogen Economy UCITS ETF

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) realized the vast potential in this development and expanded its broad thematic ETF offering with its new L&G Hydrogen Economy UCITS ETF.

February 8

News Leading megatrend tech ETF says Tesla remains undervalued

Anthony Ginsberg, Co-creator of the HAN-GINS Tech Megatrend Equal Weight UCITS ETF (ITEK), says despite the recent meteoric rise in the share price of Tesla, the company is undervalued.

February 8

News 2021 Alpha outlook in Japan

We see the alpha environment in Japan improving in 2021. First, we expect a more supportive macro backdrop, setting the stage for a wider set of investment themes. Japan’s second wave of Covid-19 has peaked and its impact on activity looks manageable so far and will likely (...)

February 3

News BIS launches second green bond fund for central banks

The euro-denominated, open-ended green bond fund for central banks builds on the success of the first, US dollar-denominated green bond fund. The two funds belong to the BIS’s green bond fund initiative and invest in high-quality bonds that comply with international green (...)

February 2

News LGT Private Debt arranges a unitranche facility to support the acquisition of Guntermann & Drunck GmbH led by Naxicap Partners

LGT Private Debt is pleased to announce that entities it advises acted as sole arrangers and underwriters of a unitranche financing, supporting the acquisition of a leading high-performance KVM (keyboard, mouse, video) solutions designer and manufacturer, Guntermann & (...)

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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 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 S&P Global Market Intelligence Announces Top 30 Banks by Assets in Africa and the Middle East

With total assets of $151.13 billion, Qatar National Bank SAQ is the largest bank in Africa and the Middle East, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence’s inaugural ranking of the region’s 30 largest banks by (...)

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News CalPERS Investment Office Cuts Expenses for Two-year Period, Tops Peer Benchmark in Cost Survey

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) today reported that costs for its investment operations have declined by approximately $80 million for the two-fiscal-year period from 2011-2013. CalPERS also reported that it was found to be "cost-advantaged" in a (...)

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News U.S. lags 5x behind Nigeria in crypto penetration but tops 2020 Bitcoin trading volume

According to data researched by Trading Platforms UK, only 6% of Americans owned or used cryptocurrencies in 2020. The figure is at least five times less compared to top-ranking Nigeria at 32%.

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News Eurozone: How the City is bracing itself for the worst.

Within the large investment banks, special teams consisting of 10 to 30 people have been assembled in order to develop rescue kits designed to face all types of scenarios resulting from a breakup of the Eurozone.

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News Nomura ICG K.K. Announces New Office Opening in Otemachi, Tokyo

Nomura Holdings, Inc. (“Nomura”), Intermediate Capital Group plc (“ICG”) and Nomura ICG K.K. (“Nomura ICG”) have announced that Nomura ICG has moved into a new office located in Otemachi, Tokyo, on 12 May.

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News CalPERS Achieves $12.75M recovery from Ernst & Young LLP

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) announced today that it had reached a $12.75 million settlement with Ernst & Young LLP (E&Y), the former auditor for Lehman Brothers (Lehman) with respect to claims arising out of CalPERS purchases of Lehman (...)

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News The Board of Nomura Partners Funds Announces that the Merger of its The Japan Fund with the Matthews Japan Fund will Close on October 20, 2014

The Board of Directors of Nomura Partners Funds, Inc., announced that Nomura Partners Funds, Inc. shareholders approved a charter amendment that will permit the tax-free merger of The Japan Fund into the Matthews Japan (...)

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News Legg Mason and Permal Announce Acquisition of Fauchier Partners

Legg Mason, Inc. and affiliate Permal have announced a definitive agreement to acquire Fauchier Partners, a leading European based manager of funds of hedge funds, from BNP Paribas Investment Partners. Fauchier Partners will be combined with Permal, one of the largest (...)

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News CNP Assurances enters into agreement to acquire 51% of Pan Seguros and Pan Corretora

CNP Assurances has entered into an agreement to acquire a 51% stake in Pan Seguros (excluding its large risks P&C portfolio) and Pan Corretora from Banco BTG Pactual (“BTGP”). Caixa Economica Federal (“CEF”) holds indirectly 49% in both (...)

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

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News Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Hermes Infrastructure intend to own 30% and 10% of Eurostar respectively

Patina Rail LLP, a consortium comprising Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (“CDPQ”) and Hermes Infrastructure, part of Hermes Investment Management, has announced that they have agreed to acquire a 40% shareholding in Eurostar International Limited (“Eurostar”) from the UK (...)

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News Apax Partners MidMarket raises €1 billion for its ninth fund

Apax Partners MidMarket, a leading French and European private equity firm, today announced that it has raised €1 billion for its ninth fund, Apax France IX.

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News Instinet and Virtu Financial launch liquidity streaming relationship

Instinet Europe Limited and Virtu Financial Ireland Limited (Virtu) announced today that they have entered into a bilateral liquidity streaming relationship. This relationship provides Instinet’s buy and sell side clients with aggregated liquidity and opportunities for price (...)

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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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