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NEWSLETTER | 15 Sep 2020  
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Impact investors champion “Trojan Horse” investment products as market leaders focus on scaling “from billions to trillions”


Investment products such as social bonds and green energy stocks can act as a “Trojan Horse” to convince the finance industry about the benefits of using capital to make a positive impact, said experts at an impact investing event in September.

 
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Largest global banks lose USD635bn in market cap amid pandemic
Wed | 23 Sep 2020, 10:37
New data from by Buy Shares indicates that 14 selected major global banks cumulatively lost USD635.33 billion in market capitalisation between December 2019 and August 2020, largely the main as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Government bond markets on the path to Japanification, says Fidelity
Wed | 23 Sep 2020, 10:37
August 2020 featured a low volatility environment compared to previous years, as sentiment around the macro backdrop and the Covid-19 recovery improved, and the ongoing growth in central bank balance sheets proved a boon for risky assets. But with economic data having little impact on prices and a larger share of the market owned by domestic commercial banks, are developed government bond markets at risk of Japanification?
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IA launches guidance for investment managers working with FinTechs
Wed | 23 Sep 2020, 10:37
For investment managers to successfully adopt cutting-edge technology, there must be a clear, specific business problem to solve, and an organisational culture and multi-level senior sponsorship supportive of innovation, a new guide published by the Investment Association (IA) has concluded.
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SCIO Capital appoints strategic adviser
Wed | 23 Sep 2020, 10:37
SCIO Capital (SCIO), a London-based direct lender providing secured loans to European borrowers in the underserved sub EUR25 million market segment, has appointed industry veteran Oliver E Wriedt as a Strategic Advisor with his wholly-owned company has acquiring a minority stake. 
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Calling all emerging hedge funds
Wed | 23 Sep 2020, 10:37
Hosted by Hedgeweek, this live digital summit, taking place over two days (11 & 12 November), is your bridge to a new understanding of each of the critical steps involved in successfully bringing a hedge fund to market.
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PIMCO strengthens Swiss team
Wed | 23 Sep 2020, 10:37
Fixed income investment manager PIMCO is further strengthening its Swiss team in Zurich with several new investment professional appointments.
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Mediolanum Asset Management appoints Chief Information Officer
Wed | 23 Sep 2020, 10:37
The European asset management platform of Mediolanum Banking Group, Mediolanum International Funds Ltd (MIFL), has appointed Barry Noonan as its new Chief Information Officer. Based in Dublin, he will report directly to CEO Furio Pietribiasi.
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Carmignac adds to Board of Directors
Wed | 23 Sep 2020, 10:37
Carmignac has appointed Christof Kutscher as Director. 
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BNY Mellon appoints Vice Chair and CEO of Global Market Infrastructure
Wed | 23 Sep 2020, 10:37
The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BNY Mellon) has appointed Robin Vince as Vice Chair of BNY Mellon and CEO of Global Market Infrastructure, effective 1 October, 2020. 
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Mercer launches Master Trust for UK defined benefit pension schemes
Wed | 23 Sep 2020, 10:37
Mercer has launched its UK Mercer DB Master Trust, which offers pension scheme sponsors the potential for enhanced governance and economies of scale to deliver better outcomes for members. 
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Former MarkitSERV chairman and CEO takes up non-exec director role at Quorsus
Wed | 23 Sep 2020, 10:37
Quorsus, a provider of consultancy services to financial institutions, has appointed former Markit executive, Jeff Gooch as its first non-executive director. 
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Moneyhub partners with SEI
Wed | 23 Sep 2020, 10:37
Moneyhub Enterprise, an Open Finance data and intelligence platform, has formed a strategic partnership with SEI (NASDAQ:SEIC), a global provider of investment processing, management and operations solutions, to enhance SEI’s Institutional Group’s Master Trust proposition for its Defined Contribution (DC) scheme clients. 
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Smith & Williamson selects Broadridge’s SRD II compliance solution
Wed | 23 Sep 2020, 10:37
Broadridge Financial Solutions is to provide Smith & Williamson Group, a financial and professional services firm in the UK and Ireland, with its Shareholder Rights Directive (SRD II) solution for proxy voting. 
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Impax awarded EUR79m sustainable segregated account mandate from Quaestio
Wed | 23 Sep 2020, 10:37
Quaestio Capital Management (Quaestio), an Italian investment firm managing multi-asset, multi-manager portfolios for institutional clients, has awarded Impax Asset Management a EUR79 million segregated account mandate. 
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BTIG adds two MDs to Boston office
Wed | 23 Sep 2020, 10:37
Industry veterans Jeffrey Hamilton and Robert Mara have joined BTIG's Boston office as Managing Directors. 
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