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November 14

Strategy Small, Medium, Large HF: How to choose?

Should alternative portfolios favor smaller, medium, or larger hedge funds? The choice might not be as obvious as before and may be more dependent on the stage of the business cycle. For many years, small hedge funds have steadily outperformed their large peers, sometimes by (...)

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Lyxor appoints Vincent Denoiseux as Head of ETF Research and Solutions

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Gaëlle Olivier named Chief Executive Officer for Societe Generale Asia Pacific

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Solactive launches the Solactive ARC ESG Big Data Europe Index

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BIS launches green bond fund for central banks

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April 4

Interview Pascal Koenig : « We believe that these concentration movements should continue, including among the leading players »

According to Pascal Koenig, Partner at Deloitte, Head of asset management, the operations of M&A, search for new shareholders, team transfers have multiplied in France in recent months. He believes that these concentration movements should continue, including among the (...)

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Pierre Valentin ; “We have placed SRI at the heart of our investment philosophy”

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Climate change: from fantasy to reality

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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 (...)

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Opinion Are Private Equity Blowouts Good for Stock Investors?

There’s growing evidence that private equity markets are beginning to overheat after several high-profile IPO flops. Investors in stocks should pay attention because private funding troubles are also a very public market (...)

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Note ESG bucks the trend of declining growth among world’s largest asset managers

The pace of change within the investment industry is accelerating, under pressure from regulatory activity, fee compression and the high cost of technology. Amidst this change, there is growing appreciation among fund managers of the importance of sustainability and of (...)

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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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People Moves Solactive appoints Timo Pfeiffer as Chief Markets Officer

The Supervisory Board of Solactive has appointed Timo Pfeiffer to Solactive’s Management Board. Timo Pfeiffer joins Steffen Scheuble (CEO), Dirk Urmoneit (CIO), and Christian Vollmuth (CRO) as part of the firm’s management body in the newly created role of Chief Markets (...)

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Opinion Is Turkey’s recovery threatened by its Syrian incursion?

Until just a week ago, Turkey (against all the odds) seemed to be doing well again, said Reza Karim, assistant fund manager, Fixed Income. Inflation had come down from 25% last year to 9%. The central bank had managed to cut rates by 750bps, which restarted the debt-fuelled (...)

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People Moves Aviva Investors appoints Emma Halley as Head of Investment Process, Multi-Asset and Macro

Aviva Investors, the global asset management unit of Aviva PLC, announces the appointment of Emma Halley as Head of Investment Process for Multi-asset and Macro. Based in London, she reports to Peter Fitzgerald, Chief Investment Officer, Multi-asset and (...)

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News Goldman Sachs leads GlobalData’s top 20 global M&A financial adviser league table for Q1-Q3 2019

Goldman Sachs has dominated the latest mergers and acquisitions (M&A) league table of the top 20 financial advisers in the first three quarters (Q1-Q3) of 2019, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics (...)

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Strategy Trend reversals briefly halted the CTA rise

Despite the escalation of trade tensions during the third quarter, economic activity has remained quite resilient. Macro data releases even managed to beat expectations in the U.S. and in Japan, leading to a sudden rise in bond yields over the course of (...)

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News Nomura Acts as Bookrunner on Social Bond Offering for Miraca Holdings

Nomura Securities Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nomura Holdings, Inc., today announced that it has priced five-year, seven-year, and ten-year social bond issues valued at 10 billion yen, 5 billion yen and 5 billion yen, respectively, for Miraca (...)

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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 (...)

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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.

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Opinion Review of the chinese economy at the end of the summer of 2019

The monthly data published at the start of the second quarter are fairly mixed and show no tangible signs of growth momentum improving in China. The GDP published for the second quarter has recently confirmed this sentiment. The slowdown at work since the start of the decade (...)

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Note BofA Merrill Lynch June Fund Manager Survey: Bears all around

Average cash balance soars to 5.6% from 4.6% for each of the last three months, marking the biggest jump in cash since the debt ceiling crisis in 2011; allocation to cash jumps 10ppt from last month to net 43% (...)

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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 (...)

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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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Opinion Is the Eurozone headed for two decades of japanstyle slow growth?

Despite it being more than 10 years since the global financial crisis (GFC), the world remains heavily indebted and there is no realistic prospect of that debt reducing in the short or medium term. Barring glaring historical exceptions, sovereign debt levels in many (...)

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Strategy Risk factor investing explained

Risk factor investing is growing in popularity, but there’s a risk of getting lost in the factor “zoo”. In this Expert Opinion Thierry Roncalli, Head of Quantitative Research at Lyxor Asset Management, explains the concept of risk factors and distinguishes between facts and (...)

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Product What is a dividend "future"?

A dividend future is a forward contract traded on an organized market, allowing taking a position on the amount of dividends paid by a publicly traded company to its shareholders for a specific maturity date. It is not necessary to hold shares in the company to intervene in (...)

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Profile Typical day on a corporate finance coverage team

John Edwards , corporate finance analyst covering renewable energy and environment sectors for a British bank, is sharing with us a typical work day

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Special focus on Smart Beta & Factor Investing : Beta positionning and outlook within current asset management framework | Risk factor investing | Factors Value, Momentum, Low Volatility, Quality | Smart Beta and Low Carbon | Smart Beta and (...)

Eurex Market-on-Close Futures

Eurex Market-on-Close Futures : Benefiting the market: a listed solution for basis trading | Application opportunities | Key benefits | Eliminated slippage risk

ETF Actions américaines

Actions américaines : comment investir à ce stade du cycle ? Avec une collecte record de 16 milliards d’euros à fin août, soit 70% de la collecte totale du marché des ETF européens, les actions américaines dominent largement les flux ETF depuis le début de (...)

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Special Finance Responsable : Investir dans les entreprises européennes qui limitent leurs émissions de CO2 : zoom sur l’indice Low Carbon 100 Europe®. | Décarbonation de Portefeuille : De quoi parle-t-on ? | Réduction des émissions de CO2 : où en sont les sociétés cotées (...)

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