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Nick Ring, CEO Columbia Threadneedle Investments
BMO GAM Emea rebrands as Columbia Threadneedle
US asset manager Columbia Threadneedle on Monday said it has completed the rebranding of the European activities of BMO Global Asset Management, bringing its products
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A green maze. Photo by Benjamin Elliott on Unsplash.
'Lack of taxonomy harmonisation leads to fragmentation'
The sustainable fund market in Luxembourg and other European fund domiciles has continued its strong growth of recent years, but the short-term impact of the
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LuxCMA debate on green securitisation
Nascent green securitisation struggles to find foothold
Green securitisation is struggling to find a foothold, it became clear at a recent LuxCMA conference. With no regulation or framework defining what “green securitisation” is or can be, Luxembourg-based advocates are looking at international practices and evaluating how European financial legislation can be adapted.
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The Federal Reserve building in Washington. Photo by Rafael Sandana, CC via Flickr.
Federal Reserve attacks inflation with 75bp rate hike
The US central bank on Wednesday evening announced t that it would raise the benchmark interest rate by 75 basis points to cushion rising inflation
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Luxembourg's freeport. Photo: Lux-hsh.com
Luxembourg freezes €210 mln in Russian freeport assets
Assets worth over 200 million euros stored at Luxembourg’s freeport, formally known as High-Security Hub, have been frozen as part of the EU sanctions against
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Ukraine flag. Photo by Max Kukurudziak via Unsplash CC BY 2.,0
War, economic downturn hurt fund sales
Firms selling Ucits and alternative investment funds are experiencing a downturn linked to the dire international economic situation, the war in Ukraine and the lockdown
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Hillary Clinton at the 2022 Amundi World Investment Forum in Paris.
'We are in a struggle between authoritarianism and democracy'
Hillary Clinton, former US State Secretary, took the stage on Friday at the 2022 Amundi World Investment Forum in Paris to share her views on
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is seen speaking on a screen above World Bank Group President David Malpass at the World Bank Group 2022 Spring Meetings Ministerial Roundtable for Support to Ukraine on 21 April 2022. Photo: Paul Blake / WorldBank
World Bank warns of 1970s-style stagflation
The World Bank on Tuesday warned that the global economy is facing a 1970s-style stagflation with a protracted period of feeble growth and elevated inflation
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SES headquarters in Luxembourg. Photo: SES.
SES launches 750 mln euro in unsecured notes
Luxembourg’s SES SA, which likes to describe itself as the world’s only multi-orbit satellite player, has announced the successful launch of senior unsecured fixed rates
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Christine Lagarde in a 22 May appearance on Dutch television. Photo: ECB via Flickr CC BY 2.0
ECB flags July hike, hedges medium-term policy bets
The European Central Bank now is convinced that it will raise its benchmark eurozone interest rate at its 21 July monetary policy meeting and said
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