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Benelux

German investments in Dutch residential property indicate turning point

BNP Paribas REIM Germany has acquired a portfolio of 265 appartments worth €40 mln in the Netherlands on behalf of the Luxembourg SICAV of a German pension fund.The properties are based in the conurban known as Randstad and have been sold by AMVEST.

16 Apr 2014
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Pierre Gramegna outlines Luxembourg's fund industry priorities

Pierre Gramegna, minister of Finance in Luxembourg, has outlined his priorities as they affect the country's fund industry.

04 Apr 2014
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KBL epb results show return to profitability

The Luxembourg-based KBL European Private Bankers (KBL epb) has announced an annual net profit of €84.5m for 2013, thereby exceeding its full year target of €50m.The bank reported an increase in AUM from €40.9 to €42.2bn between 2012 and 2013.

24 Mar 2014
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Conservative approach pays off best for factor investing, suggests Robeco's Joop Huij

Joop Huij, senior vice president Quantitative Research at Robeco, has found that a conservative approach to factor investing may produce the best outcomes, on the basis of a study into the performance of some 7,000 funds.

19 Feb 2014
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Alfi confirms 2013 'good year' for Luxembourg industry

Data from the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry points to net fund sales of some €193bn through the past year, or about half of all net fund sales across Europe.

30 Jan 2014
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Dutch legislation boosts local Reit competitiveness

Dutch real estate investment trusts (Reits) will become more competitive versus European peers under new tax law that has come into force in the Netherlands this year, says the European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA).

22 Jan 2014
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Demand for sustainable investments sees ING IM launch Ucits fund

Strong demand for sustainable investments has caused ING Investment Management to launch a retail version of its seven year old institutional European Sustainable Equity strategy.

09 Jan 2014
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PGGM withdraws investments from top Israeli banks

Dutch pension fund asset manager PGGM has stopped investing in five Israeli banks because they are financing Jewish settlements and have branches in the West Bank, according to Israeli newspaper Haaretz.

08 Jan 2014
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European equities and value stocks set for positive 2014, says ING IM's Nicolas Simar

Nicolas Simar, head of the Equity Value Boutique at ING Investment Management, says the next 12 months should be good for European equities and value stocks.

08 Jan 2014
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ING IM's Valentijn van Nieuwenhuijzen sees markets in transition

Valentijn van Nieuwenhuijzen, head of Strategy at ING IM, sees a shift in investor focus from central bank inspired liquidity towards economic and corporate profit growth as market drivers.

04 Dec 2013
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Luxembourg regulator authorises first RQFII Ucits fund

The Luxembourg regulator CSSF has authorised the first Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII) fund under the Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (Ucits) scheme.

18 Nov 2013
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Amsterdam Professional Investor Forum - The Pictures!

InvestmentEurope's Professional Investor Forum took place in Amsterdam during the second week of October. Here is a selection of key moments.

09 Oct 2013
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New York Life Investments confirms €380m purchase of Dexia AM

New York Life Investments has confirmed it is buying Dexia Asset Management for €380m, with the deal closing by 31 December, subject to regulatory approval.

25 Sep 2013
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Schroders offers Asian Dividend Maximiser fund via ISF

Schroders is to offer investors across different markets access to a strategy already implemented for the UK market, in the form of its Schroder ISF Asian Dividend Maximiser fund.

23 Sep 2013
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Eurozone value 'cheapest in decades' says ING IM's Nicolas Simar

Nicolas Simar, head of Equity Value Boutique at ING Investment Management believes a drop in tail risk and undervaluation of European and eurozone equities will drive a rerating of value stocks in the region.

23 Sep 2013

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Helsinki brings M&G, Ignis and RenAsset speakers

InvestmentEurope's Fund Selector Roundtable Finland, which takes place in Helsinki on 29 April, will feature speakers from M&G Investments, Ignis Asset Management and RenAsset Management.

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Lausanne Summit success in pictures

Select moments from InvestmentEurope's Pan-European Fund Selector Summit that took place at the Beau-Rivage Palace in Lausanne 9-11 April have been published.