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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").

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

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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 (...)

December 2019

News BlackRock achieves a $1 billion record first close for its third-vintage global renewables fund

BlackRock Real Assets has achieved a US$1 billion first close for its Global Renewable Power III fund (“GRP III,”) with commitments from over 35 institutional investors in North America, Europe and Asia.

December 2019

News Muzinich & Co announces first close of European Senior Secured Private Debt Fund

The Fund focuses on providing growth financing solutions for European middle-market companies and explicitly incorporates environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations and monitoring into the investment (...)

December 2019

News Swiss Re agrees to sell ReAssure to Phoenix Group

Swiss Re announced an agreement to sell its subsidiary ReAssure Group plc to Phoenix Group Holdings plc. As part of the agreement, which values ReAssure at GBP 3.25 billion, Swiss Re will receive a cash payment of GBP 1.2 billion, shares in Phoenix representing a 13% to 17% (...)

November 2019

News CNP Assurances joins the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance and commits to a carbon-neutral investment portfolio by 2050

CNP Assurances is among the first French institutional investors to sign up to the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance, an unprecedented initiative supported by the United Nations aimed at strengthening and accelerating commitments to implement the Paris (...)

November 2019

News Societe Generale accelerates its commitments in favour of a responsible ecological transition

The day before the Climate Finance Day, which will be held in Paris on 29 November, and ahead of COP 25, which takes place in Madrid from 2 to 13 December, Societe Generale reaffirms its commitments in favour of a responsible ecological (...)

November 2019

News CNP Assurances successfully launches its first subordinated green bond

As a player in the transition to a decarbonised economy, CNP Assurances is pleased to announce the successful launch on 20 November 2019 of its first subordinated green bond, maturing in July 2050, with early redemption options from July (...)

November 2019

News MSCI ESG Research makes MSCI ESG Ratings of over 2,800 companies publicly available

In recognition of growing momentum and interest from a diverse range of stakeholders in ESG investing, MSCI ESG Research LLC, announces today it will make its MSCI ESG Ratings publicly available...

November 2019

News Varma is renewing its climate targets: Carbon-neutral portfolio by 2035, accelerated decommissioning of coal-fired power plants, oil exploration to be excluded

Developing the investment portfolio towards carbon neutrality by 2035 and investing in companies that mitigate the progression of climate change – these are among the climate targets outlined in Varma’s new Climate Policy for (...)

November 2019

News World Bank and Credit Suisse partner to focus attention on sustainable use of oceans and coastal areas – the “Blue Economy”

The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD rated Aaa/AAA) issued a USD 28.6 million 5-year Sustainable Development Bond as part of ongoing efforts to raise awareness for the vital role fresh and saltwater resources play for people, (...)

November 2019

News La Française des Jeux lists on Euronext

Euronext celebrated the listing of La Française des Jeux (FDJ), France’s leading lottery and gaming company, in compartment A of its regulated market in Paris (ticker code FDJ).

November 2019

News EIB to stop funding most fossil fuel projects, but leaves the door open for more gas infrastructure

The European Investment Bank (EIB) today adopted its new energy lending policy, which would see it end funding to most new fossil fuel projects from the end of 2021 - in a big step forward in the campaign for a fossil-free (...)

November 2019

News RAG-Stiftung invests in Scope Group

RAG-Stiftung has acquired a stake in Scope SE & Co. KGaA and is thereby strengthening the growth of the leading European rating agency. The investment is part of a funding round aimed at significantly expanding the agency’s European market (...)

November 2019

News Euronext Launches New Euronext Green Bonds Offering

Euronext announces the creation of a new Euronext Green Bonds offering across its six regulated markets. The initiative, which was launched today at Climate Finance Week in Dublin, is operated out of Euronext Dublin, the group centre of excellence for Debt, Funds and ETFs, (...)

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News Credit Suisse Partners with Qatar Holding in Asset Management Joint Venture

Credit Suisse AG and Qatar Holding LLC today announced that they have signed an agreement to form an asset management joint venture - Aventicum Capital Management...

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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 Merger Arbitrage outlook for H2 2019

M&A patterns are also showing healthy dynamics. A healthy number of hostile deals (usually riskier but more profitable) tends to concentrate on smaller targets. Jumbo deals are increasingly funded by stock and cash combinations, also favorable for (...)

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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 ING Group to issue USD denominated Additional Tier 1 securities

ING Group intends to issue securities that qualify as Additional Tier 1 capital under CRD IV / CRR. The intended issuance is expected to further strengthen ING’s capital base.

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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 MarketAxess selects Ancoa’s Market Surveillance Capabilities for its European Fixed-Income Trading Platform

Ancoa, provider of contextual surveillance and insightful analytics for exchanges, regulators, buy- & sell-side firms, today announced that MarketAxess Europe Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of MarketAxess Holdings Inc . (Nasdaq:MKTX), has deployed Ancoa’s market (...)

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News CNP Assurances joins the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance and commits to a carbon-neutral investment portfolio by 2050

CNP Assurances is among the first French institutional investors to sign up to the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance, an unprecedented initiative supported by the United Nations aimed at strengthening and accelerating commitments to implement the Paris (...)

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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 (...)

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News BlackRock achieves a $1 billion record first close for its third-vintage global renewables fund

BlackRock Real Assets has achieved a US$1 billion first close for its Global Renewable Power III fund (“GRP III,”) with commitments from over 35 institutional investors in North America, Europe and Asia.

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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 Muzinich & Co announces first close of European Senior Secured Private Debt Fund

The Fund focuses on providing growth financing solutions for European middle-market companies and explicitly incorporates environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations and monitoring into the investment (...)

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News Swiss Re agrees to sell ReAssure to Phoenix Group

Swiss Re announced an agreement to sell its subsidiary ReAssure Group plc to Phoenix Group Holdings plc. As part of the agreement, which values ReAssure at GBP 3.25 billion, Swiss Re will receive a cash payment of GBP 1.2 billion, shares in Phoenix representing a 13% to 17% (...)

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News Hedge funds lower fees as FED raises rates

Hedge fund liquidations increased in the fourth quarter even as the industry surpassed the $3 trillion milestone, bringing the number of closed funds for 2016 to the highest level since 2008. Hedge fund liquidations increased to 275 in 4Q, rising from 252 in the prior (...)

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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 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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