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News Launch of Flexi I, the latest addition to CNP Patrimoine’s Flexi offer

CNP Patrimoine, CNP Assurances’s wealth management business, has announced the launch of Flexi I, a new option to seize equity market opportunities while keeping savings secure


Italian populist parties close to a deal

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Chief Investment Officer Ted Eliopoulos to Leave CalPERS

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Pictet Asset Management launches Global Fixed Income Opportunities fund

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LIMEYARD partners with the Vienna Stock Exchange to add real-time index calculation and data dissemination to its proprietary and non-proprietary index offering


December 2017

Interview Isabelle Bourcier : “Our ambitions is to grow in Smart Beta and SRI ETFs”

Evolution of the ETF market, impact of the regulations, ongoing development at BNP Paribas Asset Management...Isabelle Bourcier, Head of quantitative and index management at BNP Paribas Asset Management shares its view with (...)


Pieter Entius : « Eurex Market-on-Close (MOC) delivers a listed solution for basis trading »


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News Euro HY funds see inflows again

According to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, it seems that outflows from Euro/European focused HY funds have stopped. Over the past 2wk Euro focussed European domiciled funds have recorded healthy inflows putting an end to weeks of poor (...)


News Aberdeen Standard Investments acquires Infravia Capital Partners’ stake in dutch gas pipeline

The Aberdeen Standard Investments infrastructure team has made a second investment in a gas pipeline and processing system. The team has acquired the InfraVia Capital Partners Managed Fund’s 20% interest in Noordgastransport (NGT) (...)


News Nomura Applies to Establish Securities Company in China

Nomura Holdings, Inc. announced that it applied to the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) on May 8 to establish a joint venture securities firm.


People Moves Nomura Hires Ting Lu as Chief China Economist

Nomura, Asia’s global investment bank, today appointed Ting Lu as Chief China Economist to lead a team of economists that forecasts China’s economic trajectory and drives thought leadership on macroeconomic themes shaping the (...)


Opinion Pakistan: Balancing risks and rewards

For most investors, Pakistan is largely defined as being highly volatile, be it in terms of security, politics or the economy. And in many ways, it is. However, Charles Sunnucks, Assistant Fund Manager, Emerging Markets, argues there is increasing evidence of positive (...)


News Most turbulences are behind for merger arbitrageurs

Market volatility also played out, as well as the growing share of jumbo deals, usually more sensitive to adverse developments. Amid very supportive conditions for M&A (from the tax reform in particular), weaker deal rationales are also mentioned as a greater source of (...)


Opinion US yields break 3% threshold for the first time in four years

Yields on10-year US Treasuries temporarily broke through 3% last week to the highest level since early 2014. We expect rising US wage and price pressures, a more assertive Fed and a higher fiscal deficit to help yields ultimately pass this threshold on a more persistent (...)


Note DB pension schemes adapting to change as paths for global retirement diverge, BlackRock study finds

As the world’s defined-benefit pension funds travel toward two very different futures, a new study by BlackRock marks their progress. The study compares the changes underway at corporate DB plans, which are winding down, with the evolution of public and other non-corporate (...)


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 (...)


News Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and African Development Bank sign MoU to promote cooperation

A Memorandum of Understanding to enhance collaboration on sustainable economic development was signed on April 18 by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the African Development Bank and formalized during the World Bank-International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings in (...)

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Stories How Nick Leeson caused the collapse of Barings Bank

In 1995, the financial markets were shaken by a massive scandal. Barings, one of the most prestigious banks in the United Kingdom is bankrupt following losses caused by Nick Leeson, one of its traders, aged 28 (...)


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.


Product What is CPPI (Constant Proportion Portfolio Insurance)?

CPPI or Constant Proportion Portfolio Insurance is a dynamic management technique that ensures a minimum guaranteed amount to an investor at the time of maturity


Stories JP Morgan (1837-1913), founder of a leading institution

As one of the most influent American businessmen at the beginning of the 20th century, John Pierpont Morgan saved the US financial system more than once. He also initiated several important mutations of the US financial (...)


Reading A fractal view of the markets, Benoit Mandelbrot

In an uncompromising book, Benoit Mandelbrot, French graduate from Ecole Polytechnique, denounces the inconsistency of the orthodox theory of finance and presents his fractal vision of the markets


Regulation EDHEC-Risk Institute draws the French Government’s attention to the inadvisability of imposing a Tobin tax in France

In an open letter dated January 10, 2012 addressed to the French Prime Minister, EDHEC-Risk Institute has underlined the difficulties and risks associated with implementing a tax on financial transactions in France…


Innovation VIS Essential Investments introduces VIS EFW Efficiency Index

VIS Essential Investments, an independent specialized financial boutique based in Switzerland, announces today the launch of VIS EFW Efficiency Index, tracking the performance of 150 OECD-listed companies based on their capacity to capture growth linked to Energy, Food and (...)


Stories Capital Fund Management: Simply the best?

Discus Fund, one of CFM flagship funds, posted 23 percent year-to-date positive returns as of october end, the best performance amongst all the global systematic funds. This is the confirmation the know-how of the French manager which has shown exceptional trackrecords for (...)


Salary & Bonus SNL Financial ranks top 15 highest paid ceos among Top 30 european banks : Deutsche Bank AG’s Anshu Jain (Co-CEO) in first place.

A ranking of CEO pay at the top European banks compiled by SNL Financial shows little support for the idea that executive compensation and shareholder returns bear a strong correlation.


Salary & Bonus The Billionaire Financiers

In spite of the economic crisis, almost half of the 45 new entrants on the Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans, have made their fortunes in Hedge Funds and Private Equity. Next Finance carries out a survey on (...)


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