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Opinion What is your expectation on how central banks will act on interest rates at their upcoming meetings?

The US Federal Reserve (Fed) and European Central Bank (ECB) are in different positions, where the Fed has eased back on its stimulus while the ECB has kept its purchase programmes going.


CNP Assurances : Successful €500m Tier 3 notes issue


Hong Kong Policy Address Emphasises Integration with China

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


Muzinich & Co. launches its first European Long Term Investment Fund (ELTIF) in collaboration with Cordusio SIM

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December 2020

Video Vafa Ahmadi: "In thematic management, our assets reach 12 billion euros"

The launch of the 1st fund in 2009, on the theme of the aging of the population, allowed CPR AM to position itself as a leading player in the field of thematic investment.


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News Hong Kong Policy Address Emphasises Integration with China

Fitch downgraded Hong Kong’s rating to ‘AA-’, from ‘AA’, in April 2020 and revised the Outlook to Stable from Negative, following an earlier downgrade from ‘AA+’ in September 2019. The economic fallout from the pandemic and earlier anti-government protests played a (...)


Opinion Welcome to a new high yield universe

The prevalence of ‘fallen angels’ has changed the composition of the European HY market. So how might we go about navigating it? Analysis by Angelina Chueh, Senior Client Portfolio Manager at Columbia Threadneedle (...)


News Muzinich & Co. Limited announces the first close of Pan-European II Private Debt Fund

Like its predecessor vehicle, the Fund focuses on providing growth capital to lower middle-market companies to fund acquisitions, expansions and transitions in family and founder-owned businesses. The Fund follows on the successful €706.5mn. closing of the firm’s first (...)


News European Investment Bank Financed €1.2trn of Projects Over Last Two Decades

As one of the world’s largest public lending institutions the European Investment Bank has granted financial support for thousands of companies and projects over the years. According to data gathered by AksjeBloggen.com, the combined value of EIB-financed projects in the last (...)


News Successful €750m Tier 2 notes issue

CNP Assurances has successfully placed €750 million worth of notes due 30 June 2051 and paying interest at 2.5% until 30 June 2031. The notes qualify as Tier 2 capital under Solvency II.


Opinion Burgers, beer and deflation fear: credit opportunities amid the chaos

Ariel Bezalel, Head of Strategy, and Harry Richards, Fund Manager, explain where they have been snapping up credit opportunities, while remaining alert to the risks often concealed in bear market rallies.


News ESMA highlights challenges for rating Collateralised Loan Obligations

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has today published a Thematic Report on Collateralised Loan Obligations (CLOs) credit ratings in the European Union (EU).


News Higher defaults and lower collateral values will impair Irish re-performing RMBS

Deteriorating collateral values and higher defaults will impair the performance of Irish re-performing RMBS, even if cash reserves are adequate to cover temporary collection delays and liquidity shortfalls related to Covid-19 payment (...)


Strategy The impact of COVID-19 on global high yield

As an increasing number of companies battle the economic consequences of COVID-19, their ability to service bond payments is coming under intense scrutiny. In this Q&A, Sunita Kara considers whether current high-yield valuations adequately compensate investors for (...)


Strategy ESG and climate: When credit becomes sustainable

Those investors who have opted to incorporate ESG and climate issues into their portfolios will emerge from the crisis with even greater faith in their convictions and all the keener to take more action for the future. New investors will undoubtedly soon join the movement to (...)

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Interview Kevin Loo : «The FF Global Strategic Bond Fund has received a growing interest from investors wanting to overcome the benchmark related risks.»

Flexible asset allocation process, strategic and tactical allocation...Kevin Loo, Global Fixed Income Product Manager at Fidelity tells us about the operation and objectives of the FF Global Strategic Bond Fund...


Opinion A negative interest rate has one benefit: It forces Germans to reconsider their investment behavior

According to Stefan Kreuzkamp, Chief Investment Officer at Deutsche Asset, as we approached this negative interest rate scenario, there have been some winners and many losers. German savers are in the losing camp because their exposure to equities and real estate is below (...)


Interview Elie Ayache : « The trading of derivatives products has nothing to do with the probability distributions»

He was among the first volatility traders in the matif ! ITO33 Founder and former head of research at Dexia AM, Elie Ayache gives us his thoughts on the derivatives markets he defines as the technology...


Opinion Which central banks will have the most room for maneuver?

In the decade following the Great Recession, central banks in developed countries have resorted overwhelmingly to unconventional measures to satisfy their mandates, be they dual (price stability and full employment) or solely focused on price (...)


News Muzinich & Co. and Springrowth SGR announce first close of Diversified Enterprises Credit Fund

Springrowth SGR, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Muzinich & Co Ltd., has announced the first close of the Diversified Enterprises Credit Fund (“DECF”), the first parallel lending vehicle to be launched in Italy.


Regulation Solvency II: Advantage convertible bonds

The results of QIS 5 confirmed that convertible bonds bear low capital cost. A balanced-profile convertible bond portfolio with optimized convexity therefore obtains a moderate intrinsic SCR whilst benefiting from «equity» (...)


Innovation Natixis successfully arranged and placed €150 million catastrophe bonds for ERDF

Natixis successfully closed the arrangement and placement, as sole arranger and joint bookrunner, of a French windstorm risk transfer transaction for ERDF (Pylon II Ltd.)


Innovation Nomura ICG K.K. Announces First Close on Japanese Mezzanine Fund

Nomura ICG K.K. (“Nomura ICG”), the 50:50 partnership between Nomura Holdings, Inc. (“Nomura”) and Intermediate Capital Group plc. (“ICG”) announces the first close on their Japan mezzanine fund, NICG Investment Business Limited Partnership A (the “Fund”) at ¥28 billion from 15 (...)


People Moves Emmanuel Lefort appointed Head of European Structured Credit and Solutions

The department regroups the ABS, CLO, advisory and portfolio restructuring expertise as well as the asset, liability and capital management activities for Natixis’ clients.


News Paris EUROPLACE welcomes the first CNH bond issued by a Chinese bank in Paris to support French and Eurozone companies active in China

Paris EUROPLACE welcomes the first CNH bond issue by Bank of China Paris, on the Paris financial market, intended to support the financial and business development of French and Eurozone companies active in China.


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