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Depositary, custody banking in Luxembourg ‘heavily concentrated’
Depositary, custodian services ‘heavily concentrated’
Markets for depositary and custodian banking services in Luxembourg are “heavily concentrated”, with the top ten banks holding more than three quarters of all assets
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Luxembourg real estate. Photo: Alfi.
Luxembourg real estate fund assets up 26% vs year ago
Real Estate Investment Funds, or Reifs, in Luxembourg saw total assets climb by 26 percent in the year running up to the end of the
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Sailing with no wind. Photo by Robert Scott via Flickr CC-BY-2.0.
Lacklustre mood hits private markets at year-end 
Fresh registrations for alternative investment funds in Luxembourg, considered the top European hub for private investments, this month are at their lowest monthly level in nearly six years. Regulatory changes as well as market conditions are cited as a reason for the slowdown. Some issuers have decided to wait for the new year to avoid regulatory reporting in 2022.
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ESG Finance. Photo: Flickr/CC
ESG debt takes bigger share of government debt market
Government bonds classified as sustainable or ESG securities continued to win market share during the third quarter as more of them were issued while the
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Jeroen Blokland
Graph of the week: energy label
No this column is not about sustainability, climate targets or Co2 emissions. But about the fable that energy companies are a reason why broad market
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Proptech team
Rise PropTech aims to benefit from property disruption
The construction industry and real estate are about to change, and so investing in property tech (or proptech) start-ups now is a good investment strategy
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LuxFLAG side event at COP27
At COP27, LuxFlag hosts debate on impact investing
LuxFlag, the Luxembourg Finance Labelling Agency, raised awareness to market challenges faced in the impact investing space at a side event held on Monday at
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Market crash
Fire breaks out in defensive profiles
Even clients with the most defensive risk profile stand to lose more than -12 per cent at Dutch asset managers this year. “Defensive clients have
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Erik Swords, Allianz
Allianz GI: cybersecurity will continue to grow strongly
Companies cannot economise on cyber security: the dangers have become far too great today. Yet the entire sector fell on the stock market as much
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Fed makes clear swift return to normal is unlikely
Fed makes clear swift return to normal is unlikely
Chances of a real turn in short-term interest rate policy seem to have been squandered since yesterday. According to specialists at Aegon AM, PGIM and
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