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NEWSLETTER | 14 Oct 2021  

Natural capital investing “inextricably linked” to fighting climate change, says Federated Hermes

Investors are growing increasingly aware of investment opportunities in ‘natural capital’, including assets important for carbon storage, carbon sequestration, soil erosion protection, flood risk management, biodiversity, and water quality.

The People’s Pension removes GBP226m from businesses that fail to meet its ESG standards
Wed | 13 Oct 2021, 14:00
Workplace pension scheme The People’s Pension has removed investment in companies worth up to GBP226 million from its funds because these businesses have failed to meet its rigorous ESG (environmental, social and governance) standards.
Luxembourg fund managers and current geopolitical landscape
Fri | 1 Oct 2021, 13:45
By Dr Marcus Peter & Irina Stoliarova – 2020 was a challenging year for the Luxembourg funds market. Despite a strong start in January and February, the Covid-19 pandemic caused a slowdown to fund set-up and net asset developments due to valuation issues and travel restrictions. However, it should be noted that the Luxembourg investment fund industry remained robust given the market regained growth starting mid-2020 and continuing into the third quarter of 2021. 
UK social impact investment market swells to a record GBP6.4bn in year of the pandemic
Thu | 14 Oct 2021, 10:06
Social impact investing in the UK has increased by almost eight-fold over nine years from GBP833 million in 2011 to GBP6.4 billion in 2020, according to new figures released by Big Society Capital, a UK social impact investor.
Climate Solutions launches climate and ESG-focused private marketplace for institutional investors
Thu | 14 Oct 2021, 09:14
Climate Solutions, a climate-focused capital raising and strategic advisory firm, has launched Climarket, an online marketplace for institutional investors seeking climate and ESG-focused investment opportunities in private markets.
Vast majority of institutional investors will increase private assets over next 12 months, says Schroders study
Thu | 14 Oct 2021, 10:09
The vast majority of investors plan to increase their private assets exposures over the next 12 months amid a growing focus on the benefits of diversification, Schroders Institutional Investor Study 2021 has found.
Eurotrader Group launches new institutional arm Eurocapital
Thu | 14 Oct 2021, 10:21
Eurotrader Group has launched Eurocapital, an institutional offering that is also the Group’s debut into multi-asset liquidity provision. 
ProMEX selects Exberry as core matching engine for digital marketplace for physical commodities
Wed | 13 Oct 2021, 13:56
Exberry, an exchange technology pioneer, is providing its “Marketplace as a Service” technology at the heart of ProMEX, the digital marketplace for physical commodities.  
US equity investor sentiment lifts from lows in October but caution persists amid concerns over policy and politics
Wed | 13 Oct 2021, 13:58
US equity investors’ risk appetite has picked up in October from the one-year survey low seen in September, but remains subdued compared to earlier in the year as investors cite concerns over the political environment and perceive waning equity market support from monetary and fiscal policy.
Europe set to drive green bond issuance in 2022
Thu | 14 Oct 2021, 09:41
Green bond new issuance growth is set to accelerate by 25 per cent to EUR500 billion in 2022 compared to 2021, with Europe leading the way, according to new forecasts from NN Investment Partners (NN IP). 
Etrading Software and Artis Holdings loans electronic platform open for business
Thu | 14 Oct 2021, 09:25
Etrading Software, an independent, global provider of technology-led solutions designed for financial institutions and industry initiatives, in partnership with Artis Holdings Limited, a technology provider of electronic platforms and tools for the Loan market, has completed its opening BWIC (Bids Wanted in Competition) process via the live WIC trading platform for the first onboarded clients.
Janus Henderson partners with The Big Exchange
Thu | 14 Oct 2021, 08:44
Janus Henderson Investors has announced a partnership with The Big Exchange, the inclusive financial services platform for people seeking to invest and for those who are looking to make a positive social and environmental impact, as well as generate returns.
EFG adds reinsurance expert to senior team
Wed | 13 Oct 2021, 14:11
EFG Companies has appointed Chad Chaffin as Vice President, Risk and Reinsurance.
Fidelity adds Independent Trustee to Master Trust Board
Thu | 14 Oct 2021, 10:36
Fidelity International has appointed Roger Breeden as an Independent Trustee of its Master Trust Board. 
Edison Group appoints ESG consultant
Thu | 14 Oct 2021, 09:27
Edison Group has adds Ilario Di Bon to its ESG team. Di Bon will work closely with Kelly Perry, Head of ESG Client Solutions, and deliver advisory services for clients surrounding their sustainability and governance strategies. 

Luxembourg Report 2021

In a challenging time for all aspects of financial services, Luxembourg - Europe’s largest fund domicile - is determined to leverage all emerging opportunities and mitigate any accompanying risks.  This report explores Luxembourg’s ongoing appeal for fund managers and services providers, the growth of private debt and real estate funds, the importance of Luxembourg’s reputation for stability and supervision, and the need to recruit and train the right talent.


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