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January 28

Opinion Why 2020 will be the year Europe’s pension schemes engage with ESG

Pension schemes have struggled to get to grips with environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. However, 2020 is likely to be the year when the growing pressure from regulators to address these issues becomes an (...)

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The year of the rat: China’s Economy is strong but investors need to be on their guard

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Why investors should be optimistic about Japan

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Solactive starts the new decade with innovative research-driven indices – Introducing the Solactive Future Trends Index Series

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

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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 (...)

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Bertrand Alfandari : « We have broadened our range mainly by adding equity and bond ETFs with an ESG approach »

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Jean-Philippe Médecin : « The CNP’s subordinated green bond issue was a great success »

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News Irish banks make progress in NPLs but rocky road ahead

Irish banks have rapidly reduced non-performing exposures in recent years thanks to strong economic growth and a creditor-friendly restructuring regime. But recent developments may challenge this, just as Brexit beckons and late-cycle fears (...)

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News Nomura Capital Partners Acquires Cook Deli Stake

Nomura Capital Partners Co., Ltd. (“NCAP”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Nomura Holdings, Inc., announced that it has acquired common shares in Cook Deli Co., Ltd. through Nomura Capital A1 Investment Limited Partnership, a fund managed by NCAP. The percentage of shares (...)

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News German Venture Capital Firms Introduce Sustainability Clause

Germany’s and Europe’s leading venture capital firms commit themselves and their portfolio companies to sustainability and make a significant contribution to climate protection. This measure should act as an example for other start-up ecosystems and (...)

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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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News Retail banks are facing a profits squeeze in 2020 say industry experts

Maintaining profitability will be an area of focus for retail banks during 2020, with myriad issues to be addressed. Increased competition from digital challengers is an obvious area of concern for traditional high street banks. However, there are challenges ahead for the (...)

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Note ESMA report values EU Alternative Investment Funds at €5.8 trillion

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) today published its second statistical report on European Union (EU) Alternative Investment Funds (AIF). The study found that the EU AIF sector in 2018, as measured by Net Asset Value (NAV), amounted to €5.8tn or nearly 40% (...)

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

Figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) in August 2019 showed UK registrations of fully electric vehicles were up by 158% year-on-year.

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Opinion Beneath the headlines: three stories that might surprise investors in 2020

Over the past twelve months, the US/China trade dispute has dominated headlines and commanded a considerable slice of the world’s attention. Yet, while any breakthrough would be significant for investors and positive for sentiment in Emerging Markets (EM), we think there are (...)

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Regulation Will climate risks be incorporated into cost of capital calculations under Solvency 2?

ESG and climate risks appear to be a real source of concern for most of those who responded to the request for information that the EIOPA conducted in order to prepare its opinion. The EIOPA rendered its opinion on 30th September; at this stage it advises undertakings to (...)

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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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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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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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News Banco Best and Credit Suisse Asset Management process end-to-end fund transactions using blockchain-based infrastructure FundsDLT

Banco Best and Credit Suisse Asset Management successfully processed live end-to-end fund transactions, using FundsDLT, a blockchain-based decentralized platform for fund transaction processing.

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People Moves IM Square, supported by Eurazeo, appoints jeffrey seeley as head of its future us distribution platform and confirms its strong ambitions on the us market

iM Square, the sole European investment and development platform dedicated to asset management and supported by Eurazeo who will become its reference shareholder, announces the appointment of Jeffrey Seeley as Head of its future US distribution platform: iM (...)

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Innovation The African Development Bank and MCB Group launch African Domestic Bond Fund

The African Development Bank and Mauritius Commercial Bank Group (MCB) have launched the African Domestic Bond Fund (ADBF) ahead of its listing on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius Ltd on 18 September 2018. It is the first multijurisdictional fixed income Exchange Traded Fund (...)

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News New Climate Endowment to be launched to commit long-term capital for the Green Industrial Revolution

a group of international investors and entrepreneurs have announced the launch of a Climate Endowment as an urgent response to the Climate Crisis and to the European voters’ outcry for a Green Revolution.

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People Moves Muzinich & Co hires Laurence Kubli as Structured Credit Specialist

Muzinich & Co has announced that Laurence Kubli has joined as Structured Credit Specialist with immediate effect.

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Opinion MSCI: Five Key ESG Trends to Watch in 2019

MSCI ESG Research has issued its 2019 ESG Trends to Watch Report, which identifies five key ESG trends in 2019 and the potentially overlooked costs and opportunities underlying these themes...

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Opinion For Evli, Nordic corporate bonds offer an attractive risk-return profile

The Finish independent asset manager Evli remains very positive on Nordic corporate bonds risk-return profile. With a strong experience on this market, Evli offers to highlight through this news flash the characteristics and the quality of this fixed income (...)

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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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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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