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February 13

News Banco Best and Credit Suisse Asset Management process end-to-end fund transactions using blockchain-based infrastructure FundsDLT

Banco Best and Credit Suisse Asset Management successfully processed live end-to-end fund transactions, using FundsDLT, a blockchain-based decentralized platform for fund transaction processing.

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ETFGI reports Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) ETFs and ETPS listed globally gather net inflows of US$679 Million during December 2018

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News ETFGI reports Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) ETFs and ETPS listed globally gather net inflows of US$679 Million during December 2018

ETFGI reported that Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of US$679 million during December.

February 5

News Varma has updated its investment blacklist – industries excluded for ethical and climate reasons

As part of Varma’s updated Principles for Responsible Investment, climate change has been given more weight and emission-generating industries are subject to enhanced monitoring.

February 5

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 (...)

January 31

News Hedge fund positioning after the storm

The positioning of CTAs and Global Macro strategies on equities remains very cautious at present. Meanwhile, long Fixed Income positions have increased over the past few weeks. The stance has thus turned more defensive, even though the outlook on EM assets has turned more (...)

January 17

News Nomura Leads First Green Bond Offering for Residential Mortgages in Japan

Nomura Securities Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nomura Holdings, Inc., announced that it has priced a twenty-year Green Bond issue valued at 10 billion yen for the Japan Housing Finance Agency (JHF).The JHF Green Bond is the first green bond in Japan aimed at (...)

January 17

News ETFGI reports ETFs and ETPs listed globally gather net inflows of 76 billion in December, 2nd highest on record

ETFGI reported that ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of US$76.24 Bn during December. Despite the turmoil witnessed in developed markets during December, ETFs and ETPs listed globally attracted the 2nd highest net inflow on record, rivalled only by January (...)

January 17

News Luxcara has acquired the solar project Guillena-Salteras located in southern Spain.

The plant will have a projected capacity of approximately 121 MWp. Construction works will begin shortly. The facility is expected to be connected to the grid in Q2/2020. Like project El Salobral, which Luxcara acquired in December 2017, Guillena-Salteras will sell the (...)

January 14

News iShares Shines in a Volatile Year, Setting Stage for Future Global Growth

In a year that saw the return of broad market volatility, more investors than ever turned to iShares’ exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to help diversify risk and access liquidity. iShares retained its position as a leading ETF provider, attracting $167 billion1 in assets (...)

January 14

News ETFGI reports Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) ETFs and ETPS listed globally gather net inflows of US$856 Mn during November 2018

ETFGI reported that Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of US$856 Mn during November. Total assets invested ESG ETFs and ETPs increased by 6.64% from US$21.77 Bn at the end of October, to US$23.22 Bn, according to (...)

January 10

News Varma requires investees to make plans for reducing emissions

A shrinking proportion of Varma’s investments are in companies that are dependent on fossil energy sources and in corporate bonds that invest in them. This was also found in a WWF report that assesses global pension funds’ commitment to climate (...)

January 10

News Baikowski® lists on Euronext Growth

Euronext today welcomed Baikowski®, a leading industrial manufacturer of specialty inorganics, to listing on its Euronext Growth market in Paris.

December 2018

News Long Short Credit resilience defies investors’concerns

Since early December, Merger Arbitrage and L/S Equity Market Neutral has outperformed, while L/S Equity remains under pressure. Relative Value Arbitrage was resilient. Based on a peer group of 28 onshore L/S Credit strategies, the median performance was -0.3% month-to-date (...)

December 2018

News ETFGI reports assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed globally rise above 5 trillion US dollars at the end of November 2018

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$60.55 Bn during November.

December 2018

News ISEAL’s First Infrastructure Standard: SuRe® – The Standard for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure

Infrastructure development in cities is key to fighting climate change and fostering sustainable development. Cities need to become more inclusive, resilient and sustainable as stated by Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Number (...)

December 2018

News Market Neutral L/S struggles as momentum stocks take a hit

Risk assets failed to reach a bottom early December despite the U.S and China agreeing to negotiate on trade at the G20 summit. The near-term outlook remains unclear from political uncertainties, which prevent investors from adding risk in portfolios despite lower equity (...)

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News ETFGI reports Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) ETFs and ETPS listed globally gather net inflows of US$679 Million during December 2018

ETFGI reported that Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of US$679 million during December.

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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 S&P Global Market Intelligence Ranks Largest 100 Banks in the World

The world’s five largest banks are all based in Asia, and China-headquartered banks made up the top four, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence’s latest global bank rankings.

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News ETFGI reports Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) ETFs and ETPS listed globally gather net inflows of US$856 Mn during November 2018

ETFGI reported that Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of US$856 Mn during November. Total assets invested ESG ETFs and ETPs increased by 6.64% from US$21.77 Bn at the end of October, to US$23.22 Bn, according to (...)

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News ETFGI reports ETFs and ETPs listed globally gather net inflows of 76 billion in December, 2nd highest on record

ETFGI reported that ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of US$76.24 Bn during December. Despite the turmoil witnessed in developed markets during December, ETFs and ETPs listed globally attracted the 2nd highest net inflow on record, rivalled only by January (...)

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News iShares Shines in a Volatile Year, Setting Stage for Future Global Growth

In a year that saw the return of broad market volatility, more investors than ever turned to iShares’ exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to help diversify risk and access liquidity. iShares retained its position as a leading ETF provider, attracting $167 billion1 in assets (...)

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News ERI Scientific Beta makes comprehensive carbon reporting available free of charge for all indices

ERI Scientific Beta has announced an expansion of the Scientific Beta platform’s analytics capabilities, available with immediate effect from February 2017. Notably, within the context of ERI Scientific Beta’s environmental initiatives, the carbon metrics, have been extended (...)

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News Varma has updated its investment blacklist – industries excluded for ethical and climate reasons

As part of Varma’s updated Principles for Responsible Investment, climate change has been given more weight and emission-generating industries are subject to enhanced monitoring.

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News Nomura Leads First Green Bond Offering by Airline

Nomura Securities Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nomura Holdings, Inc., today announced that it has priced a ten-year Green Bond issue valued at 10 billion yen for ANA Holdings (ANA). Nomura acted as bookrunner and green bond structuring agent for the offering, (...)

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News Nomura Leads First Green Bond Offering in Japanese Manufacturing Industry

Nomura Securities Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nomura Holdings, Inc., announced that it has priced a three-year Green Bond issue valued at 5 billion yen for Hitachi Zosen Corporation. Nomura acted as bookrunner for the offering, which was the first such offering (...)

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News ETFGI reports assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed globally rise above 5 trillion US dollars at the end of November 2018

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$60.55 Bn during November.

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News Seychelles launches World’s First Sovereign Blue Bond

The Republic of Seychelles has launched the world’s first sovereign blue bond—a pioneering financial instrument designed to support sustainable marine and fisheries projects.

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News Nomura Leads First Green Bond Offering for Residential Mortgages in Japan

Nomura Securities Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nomura Holdings, Inc., announced that it has priced a twenty-year Green Bond issue valued at 10 billion yen for the Japan Housing Finance Agency (JHF).The JHF Green Bond is the first green bond in Japan aimed at (...)

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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 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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