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30
Jul
2019
Two types of performance promised by sustainable investments
Whereas the success or failure of conventional investments is generally measured on the basis of financial performance...
ESG/CSR
Whereas the success or failure of conventional investments is generally measured on the basis of financial performance indicators such as Alpha, Beta and Sharpe ratio, sustainable investments promise two types of performance: not only do they aim to generate a competitive return that is as good as that of their conventional counterparts, but they also aim to...
Two types of performance promised by sustainable investments
25
Jul
2019
Securities Services: no time for complacency
The custody market is becoming highly commoditised and increasingly saturated, making the entire sector vulnerable to...
Technology
The custody market is becoming highly commoditised and increasingly saturated, making the entire sector vulnerable to disruption and potential consolidation. Only providers endowed with the best technology infrastructure and cutting edge data are likely to emerge the winners.
Securities Services: no time for complacency
23
Jul
2019
Is "best-effort" the next frontier of ESG analysis?
Over recent years, we’ve experienced mounting pressure over ESG integration from stakeholders; and whereas the reasons...
ESG/CSR
Over recent years, we’ve experienced mounting pressure over ESG integration from stakeholders; and whereas the reasons behind this might vary (i.e. fiduciary duty, regulation, alignment of values...), most of them acknowledge that financial performance/alpha generation should remain part of the equation.
Is "best-effort" the next frontier of ESG analysis?
16
Jul
2019
SRI, data and bias: fund managers' bermuda triangle
Over the last decade, awareness surrounding ESG issues has been growing, with investors increasingly urged to...
ESG/CSR
Over the last decade, awareness surrounding ESG issues has been growing, with investors increasingly urged to incorporate non-financial information into their analyses and investment solutions. To feed this evolution, investors first need to understand what is at stake and gather an expanding range of companies’ data on a diversity of fields and coverage.
SRI, data and bias: fund managers' bermuda triangle
11
Jul
2019
Discovering the still widely-ignored "unlisted African" asset class
Africa offers exciting opportunities for any investor who are seeking above-average risk-adjusted returns.
Market Perspectives
Africa offers exciting opportunities for any investor who are seeking above-average risk-adjusted returns.
Discovering the still widely-ignored "unlisted African" asset class
09
Jul
2019
Shareholder Rights Directive II (SRD 2): engine fire-up!
By June 2019, the Member States of the European Union should have completed the transposition into each national law of...
Regulatory
By June 2019, the Member States of the European Union should have completed the transposition into each national law of the Shareholder Directive II (SRD 2), natural evolution of the 2007 SRD1.
Shareholder Rights Directive II (SRD 2): engine fire-up!
02
Jul
2019
Switching back to FIAT money
Integration of Blockchain, tokens and crypto-assets within existing financial worlds: what about regulation's...
Market Perspectives
Integration of Blockchain, tokens and crypto-assets within existing financial worlds: what about regulation's requirements and compliance?
Switching back to FIAT money
27
Jun
2019
Securing crypto-assets: the ledger example
Blockchains are distributed data bases that keep up-to-date records linking digital assets to their owners.
Market Perspectives
Blockchains are distributed data bases that keep up-to-date records linking digital assets to their owners.
Securing crypto-assets: the ledger example
25
Jun
2019
Should Blockchain be armed with its own regulations?
Now that we have a better understanding of the technological, economic and strategic implications of what blockchain is,...
Market Perspectives
Now that we have a better understanding of the technological, economic and strategic implications of what blockchain is, it is of upmost importance to address the question of whether blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (“DLT”s) need, beyond any specific trade sector, a dedicated and harmonised legal framework at both EU and international levels.
Should Blockchain be armed with its own regulations?