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

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

UK pension schemes increasing allocations to illiquid assets  

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Alpha Real Capital research said the move to illiquid assets is motivated by greater transparency, mounting opportunities, and the benefits of diversification. The research surveyed 100 UK professional pension fund investors. Illiquid assets are gaining popularity because they embody the potential for investors to earn a premium over more

Nordea AM preps for opening ESG hub in Singapore 

By |Institutionals|

The Nordea AM hub would be the first such base outside of the asset manager’s Nordic headquarters. Nordea will begin implementing the hub in Q4 2021. The hub’s purpose is to put Nordea closer to its Asia-Pacific clients and better understand how companies in the region are dealing with

Axyon AI appoints Luigi Conti as independent board member 

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The AI provider specialising in the asset management industry has appointed Conti, an experienced corporate development and strategy executive, as an independent board member. Conti previously served as VP for strategy and corporate development at NLP technologies company Expert.ai SpA.   Conti is also an angel investor via VC Geminea, which he co-founded.  VC Geminea investe in AI-based start-ups. His past

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