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Bridgepoint acquires eFront for €300m

By: Jonathan Boyd | 28 Jan 2015

Private equity investor Bridgepoint has bought financial software provider eFront from its previous owner Francisco Partners in a deal valued at about €300m. Francisco bought eFront in…

UniCredit investment banking boss joins Tikehau leadership

By: Mona Dohle | 27 Jan 2015

Jean-Pierre Mustier, previously a member of UniCredit’s executive management committee, has now joined French asset manager Tikehau Capital as a partner. Based in London, Mustier will focus…

NewAlpha adds long only to hedge fund incubation role

By: Jonathan Boyd | 23 Jan 2015

NewAlpha Asset Management, the European incubator that is owned by La Francaise and OFI AM, has invested $45m each into two long only managers, marking the addition…

AXA IM appoints head of Global Regulatory Development

By: Mona Dohle | 21 Jan 2015

AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) has announced the appointment of Stéphane Janin as head of global regulatory development. In a newly created position, Janin will be responsible…

SocGen Private Banking appoints Verleyen as global CIO

By: Mona Dohle | 20 Jan 2015

Societe Generale Private Banking (SogGen) has announced the appointment of Eric Verleyen (pictured) as global CIO and deputy head of portfolio management solutions. Verleyen will be in…

SocGen appoints Bini Smaghi as chairman

By: Viola Caon | 19 Jan 2015

Societe Generale has named Lorenzo Bini Smaghi as chairman of the Board of Directors and Frédéric Oudea as CEO. This change in corporate governance meets the requirements applicable…

Comgest appoints Cosserat as CIO

By: Mona Dohle | 12 Jan 2015

French asset manager Comgest has announced the appointment of Arnaud Cosserat (pictured) as the groups chief investment officer. Cosserat will continue in his role as portfolio manager,…

Amundi veteran joins Candriam

By: Jonathan Boyd | 09 Jan 2015

Candriam Investors Group, the multi-asset manager owned by New York Life Investment Management, has appointed Guillaume Abel as  global head of Marketing based in the manager’s Paris…

Oddo & Cie completes acquisition Seydler

By: Mona Dohle | 07 Jan 2015

French financial services group Oddo & Cie has confirmed the acquisition of the German securities trading house Oddo Seydler Bank AG. The Franco German business now aims…

Piketty refuses Legion d’honneur

By: Jonathan Boyd | 01 Jan 2015

Thomas Piketty, author of influential book Capital in the 21st Century, has refused to accept the Legion d’honneur after criticising the way nominations are handled. AFP, the…

Marioni to manage two Allianz GI HY bond funds

By: Mona Dohle | 15 Dec 2014

Allianz Global Investors (Allianz GI) has confirmed that Vincent Marioni (pictured), who joined the firm in September, will now manage two of its European high yield bond…

La Française launches new visual identity

By: Jonathan Boyd | 15 Dec 2014

Manager La Française has announced a new ‘visual identity’ centred on its four key business areas. The new identity (below) encompasses the Global Asset Management, Global Investment…

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