Institutional nieuws2021-06-16T10:16:07+00:00

Triodos issues first green bond  

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The Dutch bank successfully issued a €250 million green subordinated Tier 2 bond, which falls under the bank’s Green Bond Framework. The bond will be listed on Euronext Amsterdam, has a maturity of 10.25 years, and a coupon rate of 2.25%.  The bond’s proceeds will be used to fund

Euronext names Fabrizio Testa as new Borsa Italiana head  

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Testa replaces Raffaele Jerusalmi, who ran the exchange for 12 years. Testa will take the reins at Borsa Italiana effective 28 November 2021. His focus will be further integrating Borsa Italiana with Euronext Europe, developing the exchange's Italian business, and helming its fixed income efforts.   Testa comes to the exchange from MTS

ESG on the rise in private markets  

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One-third of private capital assets globally is now managed using non-financial goals, such as climate and diversity, according to alternative asset data provider Prequin. The report found that 49% of private debt strategies are ESG-focused, and 36% of total global private market assets

ABP stops investing in oil and gas companies  

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The Netherlands’ largest pension fund has stopped investing in fossil fuels. The pension fund for teachers and civil servants made the move, in part, due to a recent report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC). ABP will sell its fossil fuel investments in stages, with the

Institutional investors plan increase in private assets

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The Schroders Institutional Investor Study 2021 found that 90% of institutional investors plan on increasing their private asset allocations in the next 12 months. The study surveyed 750 investors. Private equity and infrastructure equity are the two categories attracting the

Apex Group closes ARM Swiss Representatives acquisition

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ARM Swiss Representatives SA (ASR), which provides Swiss representation and distribution services to foreign fund managers, will now operate under Apex sub-brand FundRock. The acquisition will strengthen Apex Group’s activities in Switzerland. The acquisition of ASR is the most recent

WTW appoints Monique Mathys-Graaff as senior sustainable investment strategist 

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The global advisory firm has appointed Mathys-Graaff to the new role of senior sustainable investment strategist. In the position, she will assist in further integrating sustainability into the firm’s investment process and sustainable investment thinking into client portfolios.   She comes to Willis Towers Watson from the Impact Management Project, where

Swiss Exchange SIX granted approval for crypto marketplace launch 

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The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority, FINMA, granted the SIX stock exchange permission to launch a digital asset marketplace and central securities depository. SIX is also considering adding traditional stocks, ETFs, and tokenised commodities to the exchange in the future.   After launching for retail clients, the stock exchange

Robeco launches Next Digital Billion Fund  

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The fund was created to anticipate the coming trends amongst the next generation of internet users, the majority of which reside in emerging markets. The Dutch fund manager will invest in high-growth, public companies in the internet and technology sectors

Zeidler Group appoints Valentin Chantereau as head of legal  

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The law firm specialising in legal and regulatory compliance for asset managers has appointed Nomura Group senior legal counsel Valentin Chantereau as its new head of legal. Chantereau will open and head the Zeidler Group’s Paris office.   Besides holding a position at Nomura Group, Chantereau has also worked at Lehman Brothers Asset Management in London

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