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January 19

News Hedge funds increasingly active in bitcoin

While the bitcoin bull run in 2017 was largely driven by retail investors, the 2020 surge appeared to be driven by a wider set of investors, including institutionals.

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Total to Acquire from Adani a 20% Interest in the Largest Solar Developer in the World

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Euronext launches sixth edition of pre-IPO programme TechShare in ten European countries

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January 12

News Leverage Shares Cross-lists Suite of Short & Leveraged ETPs on Euronext

Leverage Shares, the pioneer in short & leveraged ETPs on single stocks, has cross-listed 40 ETPs on Euronext Amsterdam. Its extensive range tracks individual US stocks, including the most popular names such as Tesla, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, NVIDIA and (...)

January 11

News Alternative strategies for a democratic U.S. Congress

December 2020

News ETFGI reports assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed globally reached a new record of US$7.62 trillion at the end of November 2020

ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETFs and ETPs ecosystem, reported that assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed globally reached new records of US$7.62 trillion and net inflows reached a new record of US$670.57 billion (...)

December 2020

News Nascent Social Bond Fund Sector Faces Implementation Challenges

Dedicated social bond funds, such as the social bond strategy announced recently by Amundi, may face heightened single-name concentration risks as a result unless they have latitude to invest in a wider array of instruments than just social (...)

December 2020

News Solactive Announces 50 Million EUR Growth Equity Investment from Summit Partners

Solactive, a technology-enabled provider of indices and index solutions to the global financial services industry, today announced a €50 million minority investment from global growth equity firm Summit Partners. The investment will help support Solactive’s continued global (...)

December 2020

News Nomura Mezzanine Partners Completes Final Close on Japanese Mezzanine Fund

Nomura Mezzanine Partners Co., Ltd. (“N-MEZ”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Nomura Holdings, Inc., today announced that it has completed the final close on its mezzanine fund N-MEZ Investment Business Limited Partnership 1 (the (...)

December 2020

News CNP Assurances : Successful €500m Tier 3 notes issue

CNP Assurances has successfully placed €500 million worth of notes due 8 March 2028 and paying interest at 0.375%. The notes qualify as Tier 3 capital under Solvency II. Its cost is the lowest ever paid for hybrid capital by a financial institution in (...)

December 2020

News Swiss Re to create new fund for institutional and designated professional investors to access natural catastrophe business

Swiss Re subsidiary Swiss Re Insurance-Linked Investment Management Ltd (SRILIM) has received authorisation from FINMA to act as an asset manager for investment funds

November 2020

News Hong Kong Policy Address Emphasises Integration with China

Fitch downgraded Hong Kong’s rating to ‘AA-’, from ‘AA’, in April 2020 and revised the Outlook to Stable from Negative, following an earlier downgrade from ‘AA+’ in September 2019. The economic fallout from the pandemic and earlier anti-government protests played a (...)

November 2020

News European Union EUR 8.5 billion single tranche bond issue due 4th July, 2035

The European Union (“EU”), rated AAA/AAA/Aaa/AA/AAA by DBRS, Fitch, Moody’s, S&P and SCOPE (positive outlook for S&P, stable for the other rating agencies), today issued a €8.5 billion single tranche social bond due in July 2035. This was the third EU transaction under (...)

November 2020

News Fitch Ratings Affirms European Money Market Funds in Peer Review

Fitch Ratings recently affirmed the ratings of 61 European short-term money market funds (MMFs) at ’AAAmmf’. Rated funds are conservatively positioned, with average liquidity levels well above minimum rating and regulatory (...)

November 2020

News Think Bigger Capital launches its first fund with a target size of €30m.

Think Bigger Capital, Demium’s Asset Management Company announces its first fund (TBF I) which has a target size of €30M and focuses on investing in technology and innovation companies in Europe.

November 2020

News LafargeHolcim successfully launches first sustainability-linked bond for EUR 850 million

LafargeHolcim today priced a EUR 850 million sustainability-linked bond with a coupon of 0.5% maturing in 2031. With this first bond of its kind in the building materials industry, the company is confirming its sustainability leadership in the (...)

November 2020

News ETFGI reports ETFs and ETPs listed globally have gathered a record US$539.58 billion in year to date net inflows as of the end of October 2020

ETFGI reported today reports ETFs and ETPs listed globally have gathered a record US$539.58 billion in year to date net inflows as of the end of October 2020.

November 2020

News Fitch Affirms France at ’AA’; Outlook Negative

Fitch Ratings has affirmed France’s Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at ’AA’. The Outlook is Negative. The Negative Outlook reflects the shock to the French economy from the COVID-19 pandemic, which will leave public sector indebtedness substantially (...)

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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 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 Euronext modernises its markets to support growth of european companies

Euronext today announced several innovating measures to facilitate market access for mid-caps. The new measures will take effect on 19 June 2017, and confirm Euronext’s role as a financing partner for European businesses at each step of their (...)

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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 Quantlab Announces Acquisition of Certain Assets From Teza

Quantlab Financial LLC ("Quantlab"), a leading, global quantitative trading firm based in Houston, Texas, today announced that it has acquired certain technology and intellectual property assets of the Teza Group.

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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 Euronext to start distributing market data in China via major Chinese vendors

Euronext, the leading pan-European marketplace, announced the signing of market data agreements with Chinese data vendors East Money, Shanghai DZH Limited and Shanghai Wind Information East Money Information Co., Ltd. is an operator of financial and economic information (...)

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News Dominique Strauss-Kahn in China to launch DSK Global Investment Fund

Leyne Strauss-Kahn & Partners is the initiator of DSK Global Investment Fund (regulatory approval pending), a long-term global-macro fund whose investment decisions rely on Dominique Strauss-Kahn’ s analysis of fundamental economic, financial and political trends that (...)

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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 LGT Capital Partners to acquire European Capital

LGT Capital Partners Ltd., a leading alternative investment specialist, will acquire European Capital Fund Management Ltd. (European Capital), a London- and Paris-based private debt manager from companies controlled by Ares Management L.P. Subject to regulatory approvals, (...)

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News Nomura Establishes Joint Venture in Shenzhen

Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nomura Holdings, Inc., today announced that it has established a joint venture with Shenzhen Hua Xia Ren He Capital Management Co., Ltd. to conduct a private fund business in the Qianhai Economic Zone in (...)

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News Mount Street acquires portfolio management subsidiary from EAA

Mount Street is pleased to announce the successful agreement with Erste Abwicklungsanstalt (EAA) to acquire EAA Portfolio Advisors (EPA). At the end of 2009, EAA was created as the Asset Management Company/"bad bank” to manage the assets of the former WestLB (...)

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News Nomura’s NEXT FUNDS Nikkei 225 High Dividend Yield Stock 50 Index Exchange Traded Fund Lists on Tokyo Stock Exchange

Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd., the core company within the Asset Management Division of the Nomura Group, today listed the “NEXT FUNDS Nikkei 225 High Dividend Yield Stock 50 Index Exchange Traded Fund" on the Tokyo Stock (...)

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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 Bond1 issue valued at 5 billion yen for Kaneka Corporation. Nomura acted as bookrunner and green bond structuring agent2 for the offering, (...)

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News Agilitas sells Ionisos to Ardian

Agilitas, a pan-European mid-market private equity firm, today announces the sale of its portfolio company Ionisos, to Ardian, an independent private investment company, for an undisclosed consideration.

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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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