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Amundi names head of Third Party Fund Selection

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 27 May 2016

Silvia Bocchiotti (pictured) has been appointed as director of Retail Advisory and head of Third Party Fund Selection of Amundi. She joins from LCL Banque Privée where she…

French public pension scheme to award European equities mandates

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 27 May 2016

The French public service additional pension scheme (ERAFP), managing over €23bn in assets, has launched a call for tenders to select managers of eurozone and European listed equities. Current mandates…

Tikehau Capital to acquire real estate investment trust manager

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 27 May 2016

Paris-headquartered Tikehau Capital has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire 80% of the shares of Ireit Global Group Pte. Ltd., the manager of Ireit Global. Ireit Global is…

Spring flourish for Livret A inflows

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 24 May 2016

French public savings accounts Livret A have faced some €260m inflows in April 2016. It is the first time in two years that Livret A face two consecutive…

French Treasury boss joins private equity firm

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 24 May 2016

French Treasury boss Bruno Bézard will step down to join Sino-French private equity firm Cathay Capital as managing partner at the start of July 2016. Bézard heads the…

Lazard Frères Gestion names head of Economic Research

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 23 May 2016

Paris based Lazard Frères Gestion has promoted Julien-Pierre Nouen to the newly created position of head of Economic Research. Nouen will focus on monitoring the situation of…

Axa Group exits tobacco – but not (necessarily) Axa IM

By: Jonathan Boyd | 23 May 2016

Axa Group, the French insurer with over 100 million clients globally, has decided to exit €1.8bn of tobacco investments to adhere with its ESG commitments – but…

French government awards SRI label to Mirova funds

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 23 May 2016

The French government has awarded its new SRI label -Transition énergétique et écologique pour le climat- to three funds of Natixis’ SRI boutique Mirova. Strategies awarded include…

Amundi to acquire Kleinwort Benson Investors

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 23 May 2016

Paris-headquartered Amundi has announced an agreement to acquire an 87.5% stake in Kleinwort Benson Investors (KBI) from Oddo & Cie. The remaining 12.5% will be acquired by the…

KBL Richelieu appoints new CEO

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 20 May 2016

Paris headquartered private banking group KBL Richelieu has named Régis Brochot as its new chief executive officer. He succeeds Olivier Roy who steps down after 11 years as CEO.…

‘Brexit is a brake for investors’, OFI’s Mercadal says

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 19 May 2016

The time set for the Brexit referendum is very unfortunate, Jean-Marie Mercadal, deputy CEO of OFI Asset Management, assesses in his latest market comment. He says the…

French market regulator issued 65 fines in 2015

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 18 May 2016

French market regulator AMF has published its 2015 annual report. The institution has much worked on risk prevention towards investors last year and will pursue in that…

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