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EDF and Amundi to finance energy transition

By: Mona Dohle | 29 Oct 2014

EDF Group and Amundi have announced the creation of a joint asset management company aimed at facilitating the transition towards renewable energy. The company aims to raise…

Tikehau IM closes senior loans fund at €230m

By: Viola Caon | 20 Oct 2014

Tikehau IM, the independent European Asset Manager of the Tikehau group specialised in fixed income, today announced the final closing as of 30 September of its latest…

Tirole wins Nobel Memorial Prize Economics

By: Mona Dohle | 13 Oct 2014

Jean Tirole (pictured), a French Professor of economics has been awarded with the Nobel Memorial Prize for Economic Science for his work on regulating large firms. According…

Alken AM adds two specialists to investment team

By: Viola Caon | 13 Oct 2014

European equity specialist Alken Asset Management has added two analysts to its highly regarded investment team. Alken founder Nicolas Walewski says the addition of Michael Aubourg and…

La Française hires Global Asset Allocation adviser

By: Viola Caon | 09 Oct 2014

La Française has appointed Pierre Schoeffler as senior Global Asset Allocation adviser, a role that will cover all asset classes managed by the group. Schoeffler is an…

Argentina could be next turnaround story, says Carmignac’s Hovasse

By: Jonathan Boyd | 08 Oct 2014

Xavier Hovasse, manager on the Carmignac Emerging Discovery fund, has said that while the near term focus will be on Brazil in Latin America, it is the…

Societe Generale offloads Asian PB activity

By: Jonathan Boyd | 06 Oct 2014

Societe Generale says it is now free to focus its private banking activities on Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America following the sale of its…

State Street shifts ETFs to Euroclear ICSD

By: Jonathan Boyd | 02 Oct 2014

State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) is migrating 13 SPRD branded exchange traded funds to an international structure under Irish law, with the assistance of Euroclear, which is…

Amundi aims to double passives business

By: Jonathan Boyd | 02 Oct 2014

Amundi, the $1.1trn European asset manager, has said it is looking to double the assets of its ETF and index fund business by $100bn over the next…

CPR AM rebrands, broadens investor base

By: Jonathan Boyd | 30 Sep 2014

CPR Asset Management, the €25bn manager that is part of the Amundi group, is understood to be preparing a global equity version of its existing European equity…

BNPP chairman Baudouin Prot said to resign

By: Mona Dohle | 24 Sep 2014

Baudouin Prot  is said to announce his resignation as chairman of BNP Paribas, with the board deciding about his replacement this week, French media report. According to…

Generali and Saint-Gobain start design project in Paris

By: Viola Caon | 22 Sep 2014

Generali Real Estate and Compagnie Saint-Gobain – the world’s leader in the habitat and construction markets – signed a memorandum of understanding to define the conditions for…

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