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Opinion ESG 2.0

Interlinking climate change with investments is critical today and it will become even more important in the future as climate change is one of the biggest issues facing humanity today.

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European equities have room to rally

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No stress in distressed: Green light for credit strategies

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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 l’année...

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ThomasLloyd launches first open-ended public infrastructure fund and signs global fund distribution agreement with Allfunds

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Launch of an equity fund reducing carbon emissions

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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 Amundi and European Investment Bank launch the Green Credit Continuum programme which aims to provide EUR 1bn for the development of green debt in Europe

With a view to deploying the new financing needed to meet the Paris Agreement targets in the EU, European asset management leader Amundi and EU green bond pioneer the European Investment Bank (EIB) are signing a partnership to launch the Green Credit Continuum investment (...)

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Opinion ECB worries have receded, but Fed policy doubts have some pundits on the defensive

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News Total and IFPEN Team Up to Accelerate Carbon Reduction R&D

— IFP Energies Nouvelles (IFPEN) and Total announce that they signed a strategic R&D partnership yesterday, that includes an agreement to endow a chair at the IFP School, on carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) and technologies to curb CO2 emissions. The roughly (...)

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News Swiss Re announces suspension of ReAssure’s IPO due to market conditions

Swiss Re announced today the suspension of its previously communicated plans for an initial public offering (IPO) of ReAssure. This action is in response to the heightened caution and weaker underlying demand in the UK primary market from large institutional (...)

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Note European Alternatives Industry Hits €1.62 Trillion in Assets

Preqin launches its second annual Alternatives in Europe report in partnership with Amundi, which examines the alternative assets industry’s most diverse region, and for the first time provides a breakdown of the sector in each major European (...)

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Note Sovereign Investors pivot away from Europe towards China

Invesco released its seventh Invesco Global Sovereign Asset Management Study, an annual in-depth report on the complex investment behaviour of sovereign wealth funds and central banks, which this year shows disenchantment with Europe among sovereign (...)

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Note Wealth managers need to up their game in India to mitigate HNW investors’ desire to channel wealth abroad, says GlobalData

As part of 2019 Budget, India has recently proposed to raise income tax surcharge on wealthy individuals and this is set to spur demand for offshore investments in the high-net-worth (HNW) space.

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Profile Sheldon Adelson: a biography

Anyone who follows the business and financial headlines will be well aware of Sheldon Adelson, the casino magnate who’s a force to be reckoned with in the gambling world. His personal wealth is worth a reported $37.3 billion and he is the CEO, chairman and principal (...)

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News Deutsche Bank: not necessarily too little but arguably too late.

The excited hyperbole of restructuring announcements can’t mask a central reality: from an industry perspective what Deutsche Bank is planning is not that radical and the targeted metrics hardly industry-busting. And is it all coming too (...)

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News Fitch Ratings: Deutsche Bank’s Rating Will Depend on Execution of Restructuring

The direction of Deutsche Bank’s ’BBB’ rating will depend on how the bank progresses with its restructuring plan, Fitch Ratings says. The plan shows management’s determination to strengthen the bank’s business model and address its key (...)

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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 The market for catastrophe bonds (« Cat bonds ») remains dynamic!

Over the 12 months, the market for Cat bonds - bonds issued by securitization structure to refinance insurance risks related to natural disaster - remains dynamic, both in terms of volume and performance...

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Note Global Pension Assets Study 2017

The 2017 Global Pension Assets Study covers 22 major pension markets (the P22), which total USD 36,435 billion in pension assets and account for 62.0% of the GDP of these economies. China, Finland and Italy were added to this year’s study. A deeper analysis was performed for (...)

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Interview Simon Bond : “Our European Social Bond Fund is carefully managed with a mix of maturities to offer daily liquidity”

According to Simon Bond, Threadneedle (Lux) European Social Bond Fund manager, the fund aims to balance three key elements: clear social impact, daily liquidity and financial return with a similar risk/return profile as a regular investment grade (...)

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News Amundi and European Investment Bank launch the Green Credit Continuum programme which aims to provide EUR 1bn for the development of green debt in Europe

With a view to deploying the new financing needed to meet the Paris Agreement targets in the EU, European asset management leader Amundi and EU green bond pioneer the European Investment Bank (EIB) are signing a partnership to launch the Green Credit Continuum investment (...)

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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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Product Eurex Exchange: Index Total Return Futures (TRF)

Index Total Return Futures (TRF) are designed to offer a listed solution for trading the implied equity repo rate. Index TRFs aim to replicate the payoff profile of an Index Total Return Swaps (TRS) in a cost efficient way. The first TRF product launch will be the EURO STOXX (...)

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News Total and IFPEN Team Up to Accelerate Carbon Reduction R&D

— IFP Energies Nouvelles (IFPEN) and Total announce that they signed a strategic R&D partnership yesterday, that includes an agreement to endow a chair at the IFP School, on carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) and technologies to curb CO2 emissions. The roughly (...)

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Note Factor investing in fixed-income: EDHEC-Risk Institute paper shows that it is possible to build duration-timing strategies that are economically superior to bearing unconditional duration risk

The abundance of theoretical and empirical research on factor investing in the equity universe contrasts strongly with the relative scarcity of research on the existence and exploitability of risk premia in bond (...)

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Profile Sheldon Adelson: a biography

Anyone who follows the business and financial headlines will be well aware of Sheldon Adelson, the casino magnate who’s a force to be reckoned with in the gambling world. His personal wealth is worth a reported $37.3 billion and he is the CEO, chairman and principal (...)

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