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September 25

Innovation Euronext in partnership with Goldman Sachs will launch a green index

The Euronext CDP Environment France EW index will be exclusively licensed to Goldman Sachs, who will use the index as the underlying for structured products for sale in the interbank market in France.

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After Green bonds, Water bonds

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

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Euronext in partnership with Goldman Sachs will launch a green index

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Jupiter launches Flexible Income Fund managed by Talib Sheikh

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September 18

Opinion Is South Africa the Next Currency Crisis?

2018 has been marked by various emerging market crises. From Turkey to Argentina, confidence has eroded, resulting in bond and currency chaos. There is a growing focus on South Africa, and our analysis suggests that will (...)

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Robo-advice has bright future despite UBS SmartWealth closure, says GlobalData

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Strategy How I learned to stop worrying and embrace the “vol”

According to Christopher Gannatti, Head of Research, WisdomTree, the lesson here for investors is the potential to embrace volatility. Where a rising VIX typically equates to a short-term equity sell-off, EM investors who have used the dips as buying opportunities (...)

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Note The CAT bonds market remains dynamic

Despite the increasing number of natural disasters in 2017, the CAT bond market continues to grow. Despite recent poor performance, both outstandings assets and new issuances have reached record levels by the end of (...)

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Interview Ten years on from the collapse of Lehman Brothers

According to Olaf Tölke, team leader, corporates, Scope Ratings, low interest rates are a major problem because they don’t reflect the true cost of risk. The result is that enterprises and individuals have taken on more and more debt simply because it is (...)

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Opinion Escaping Lehman’s shadow

Financial markets have staged a remarkable recovery since the fall of Lehman Brothers, but it’s been a joyless affair,” says Vice Chairman Edward Bonham Carter. “The ending of central bank support, both feared and wanted, hangs like a sword of Damocles over the (...)

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People Moves Loomis Sayles announces senior loan portfolio manager retirement

Loomis, Sayles & Company, an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, announced that Kevin Perry, portfolio manager on the senior loan team, will retire in March 2019 after 17 years with the company and 37 years in the (...)

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News Nomura Leads First Green Bond Offering in Japanese Manufacturing Industry

Nomura Securities Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nomura Holdings, Inc., announced that it has priced a three-year Green Bond issue valued at 5 billion yen for Hitachi Zosen Corporation. Nomura acted as bookrunner for the offering, which was the first such offering (...)

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News ETFGI reports assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed in the US reached a new high of $3.71 trillion at the end of August 2018

ETFGI reported that ETFs and ETPs listed in the US reached a new high of US$3.71 Tn in assets, following net inflows of US$24.71 Bn in August, according to ETFGI’s August 2018 US ETF and ETP industry landscape insights (...)

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News Follow The Flow: A large exodus

It has been a non-stop outflow trend from Europe lately. According to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, over the past 26 weeks almost $90bn has left European risk assets (IG, HY, Govies and equities)...

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Strategy Higher volatility puts Low Beta strategies in asweet spot

With the U.S. equity market under selling pressure in early September, the MSCI World has registered its worst week since late March, down almost -1.5%.

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People Moves Loomis Sayles announces changes to global fixed income team leadership

Kenneth Buntrock, portfolio manager and co-team leader of the global fixed income team to retire in March 2019. Longstanding portfolio managers Lynda Schweitzer and Scott Service elevated to leadership roles...

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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 ETFGI reports assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed in the US reached a new high of $3.71 trillion at the end of August 2018

ETFGI reported that ETFs and ETPs listed in the US reached a new high of US$3.71 Tn in assets, following net inflows of US$24.71 Bn in August, according to ETFGI’s August 2018 US ETF and ETP industry landscape insights (...)

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Note The CAT bonds market remains dynamic

Despite the increasing number of natural disasters in 2017, the CAT bond market continues to grow. Despite recent poor performance, both outstandings assets and new issuances have reached record levels by the end of (...)

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Stories Lazard: An incredible family saga

Return to the foundation of the myth of Lazard, one of the most powerful historic French banks, who has reshaped the global landscape business for almost a century.

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Interview Bruno Dupire: «The problem of finance is not to compute......»

A pioneer of local volatility models and leader of quantitative research at Société Générale then Paribas, Bruno Dupire, gives us his vision of markets and responds to criticism of the local volatility...

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Strategy An example of Quantitative Strategy: The Low Volatility approach

Low volatility indices and, more broadly, products based on quantitative strategies aiming to select only low-volatility stocks, have met with growing success with the financial community and investors. However, most of these indices have major drawbacks that cannot always (...)

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Interview Françoise Neige and Aurélie Jaclot : « a major cultural change encourages women to manage their own wealth »

Be a bank that is committed to women is the goal of Pictet, the Swiss bank, which has launched an offer of wealth management dedicated specifically to women.

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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 Top 20 largest hedge funds

According to Bloomberg, the $69 billion Man Group tops the list of the largest hedge funds, an industry that is selectively recovering.

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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 (...)

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