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French mutual insurers with AMs confirm talks for 2019 merger

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 18 Jan 2018

As reported at the end of November 2017, two of the largest French mutual insurance companies AG2R La Mondiale and Matmut Group have confirmed they entered into…

Lendix to boost SMEs with new fund

By: Eugenia Jimenez | 18 Jan 2018

The French peer-to-peer lending platform Lendix has launched a fund aimed at European and Spanish SMEs with a target of €200m, thus doubling the €90m fund the…

UBP reports 5.9% rise in AUM for 2017

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 18 Jan 2018

Swiss financial group Union Bancaire Privée posted CHF125.3bn (€106.7bn) of assets under management as of 31 December 2017, up 5.9% year-on-year (i.e. + CHF7bn). The firm reported…

Esma sets sights on CFDs

By: Jonathan Boyd | 18 Jan 2018

Esma has announced it is to consult on rules for contracts for difference including rolling spot F/X and binary options, as it has concerns over retail investor…

Exotix hires global head of fixed income

By: Eugenia Jimenez | 18 Jan 2018

London-based frontier market investment bank Exotix Capital has appointed Dean Tyler as global head of fixed income, effective immediately. Tyler (pictured), who joins Exotix from Liquidity Finance…

Registrations open for flagship Lausanne Summit

By: Jonathan Boyd | 18 Jan 2018

InvestmentEurope‘s flagship Pan-European Summit Lausanne 2018 is now open for registrations from interested delegates within the region’s fund selector community. Taking place 25-27 April at the Beau-Rivage…

Tages Capital registers four funds in France

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 18 Jan 2018

Following the registration of a Dublin-domiciled fund last November in France, London-based emerging alternative asset management seeding platform Tages Capital has registered four new strategies. These funds,…

Allfunds buys fintech firm Finametrix

By: Eugenia Jimenez | 18 Jan 2018

Allfunds Bank’s platform has acquired Finametrix, a leading fintech company for asset management and advice. The acquisition will benefit both Allfunds’ network of institutional clients – including…

PineBridge appoints head of German business

By: Ridhima Sharma | 18 Jan 2018

PineBridge Investments, a private global asset manager, has appointed Petra Lugones Targarona as head of German business for the firm. In this role Targarona will oversee PineBridge’s…

Annual fund savings record set in Sweden

By: Jonathan Boyd | 18 Jan 2018

Data published by the Swedish Investment Fund Association (Fondbolagens förening) suggest net savings into investment funds through 2017 hit SEK112bn (€11.4bn), which together with capital appreciation of…

Natixis acquires minority stake in air finance business

By: Ridhima Sharma | 18 Jan 2018

Natixis Investment Managers has acquired a minority stake in specialist aircraft lease and asset management firm Airborne Capital. The stake was acquired for an undisclosed sum from…

BlackRock appoints ex-Deutsche Bank head as new Germany boss

By: Ridhima Sharma | 18 Jan 2018

US asset management giant BlackRock appoints Dirk Schmitz as new head of business in Germany, Austria and Eastern Europe. Schmitz succeeds Christian Staub and takes over the…

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