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June 18

Opinion ECB: Bold is beautiful

President Mario Draghi took a bold stance at the ECB press conference on Thursday. Not only did Draghi announce the timeframe for ending the asset purchase programme in 2018 but he also provided forward guidance on the unlikelihood of an interest rate hike until the summer (...)

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BlackRock Appoints Arnaud Gihan Head of iShares Business for France

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Polarisation in the luxury space

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ETF & Index Management: Criteria used to select ETF | Measuring Performance of ETF | Passive vs Active | Build an allocation with ETF..

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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

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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 (...)

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

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Opinion Polarisation in the luxury space

GAM’s Scilla Huang Sun evaluates some interesting trends in the luxury market and explains why this is a sector in which active management can add considerable value

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Opinion Reform is the secret of India’s growth

Since assuming office in 2014, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has put in place a raft of reform measures aimed at strengthening the nation’s infrastructure and economic fundamentals.

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Opinion Investing in Japan? Look beyond the trade war rhetoric

The U.S. and China are edging ever closer to a full-blown trade war, but it won’t just be the two superpowers affected. With its equity markets highly correlated to global growth, many view Japan as a potential casualty of the ongoing (...)

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Strategy Stockpicking strategies remain in the driving seat

Market developments in May saw some trend reversals across the fixed income and commodity space. On the one hand, the unfolding of the Italian political crisis coincided with a rebound of U.S. Treasuries during the second half of May. On the other (...)

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Innovation State Street Global Advisors launches euro hedged share class of SPDR Thomson Reuters Global Convertible Bond UCITS ETF

State Street Global Advisors, the asset management arm of State Street Corporation announced the launch of a euro currency hedged share class of the SPDR Thomson Reuters Global Convertible Bond UCITS ETF.

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Opinion Macro Managers are scratching their heads just like you

Europe took center stage this week, with further developments in the Italian political saga reminding investors that there are still powerful Eurosceptic forces at play and forcing investors to end their hopes of meaningful eurozone reforms. However, fading prospects of (...)

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Opinion Back to inflation: The inflation theme enjoys a more favourable momentum in the euro zone

The first estimates of May’s figures show very clearly that overall inflation has accelerated after several months of stability, proof that the ECB’s accommodating policy is being efficient. The analysis of Thomas Page-Lecuyer, Senior investment specialist at CPR (...)

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Opinion Political uncertainty weighs on Italy

Italy’s struggle to form a government and the threat of a new election have caused bond spreads to widen, signaling market concerns. Despite Italian bonds recovering, volatility is running high and investors need to ask whether there will be a contagion impact across Europe (...)

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News Enensys technologies lists on Euronext Growth

Euronext welcomes the listing of Enensys Technologies, specialist in telecommunications, on Euronext Growth in Paris.

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News Luxcara brings Norway one step closer to its climate goals: Opening celebration of Egersund wind farm

Luxcara, one of the leading asset managers for renewable-energy investments, has officially opened a wind farm comprising 33 turbines in Egersund, Norway. The facility, which was completed in only 15 months, has a total capacity of 111.2 (...)

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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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News Credit Strategy : Follow The Flow: No flows...no bull market

BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research highlights the importance of the peripheral trade (BTPs vs. Bunds) for the health of the credit market. Should peripheral spreads fail to rebound, BofA Merrill Lynch think that flows into credit will struggle going forward and so will (...)

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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 (...)

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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

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Stories Edouard Carmignac: the art of swimming against the current.

His investment fund, Carmignac Gestion, has experienced spectacular growth since the 2008 crisis.

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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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News Ostrum Asset Management and Natixis’ Corporate & Investment Banking arm join forces to set up co-investment offering on real asset private debt

Ostrum Asset Management and Natixis’ Corporate & Investment Banking arm are joining forces to address their clients’ interest in alternative investment solutions by setting up a co-investment offering on real asset private debt in three strategic sectors for the group – (...)

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People Moves Amundi announces the appointment of Stanislas Pottier as Chief Responsible Investment Officer.

Stanislas is now Chief Responsible Investment Officer at Amundi. Previously he was Global Head for Sustainable Development at Crédit Agricole SA since September 2011 and a member of the Group’s Management Committee since (...)

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People Moves Helena Viñes Fiestas joins BNP Paribas Investment Partners as co-head of SRI research

In reinforcing the research team, she will manage all the analysis and research dedicated to SRI theme funds which favour investments in companies providing solutions to environmental or social issues.

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Note The impact of commodity prices on Emerging Markets

In the report, Nomura’s researchers highlight five channels through which emerging market economies are affected by lower commodity prices: Merchandise trade, CPI inflation, profit margins, fiscal positions, and GDP growth to assess the winners and losers in the Emerging (...)

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SRI : Green Bonds | European Social Bond ESG Risk Factors: An innovative approach using weak signals | Climate change : new investment risk demands action by investors, cautions new research...

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