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EDHEC-Risk Institute has inaugurated its new smart beta index design and production activity, ERI Scientific Beta. This activity aims to revolutionise the index world through, firstly, a new approach to smart beta investing called Smart Beta 2.0, which enables investors to choose and control the risks of these new benchmarks, and secondly, total transparency on the methodologies and compositions of the indices available on the platform. read more
While global macroeconomic uncertainty combined with low interest rates made 2012 a challenging year, insurers are growing more optimistic about investment opportunities and many are willing to take on more portfolio risk. Results from this year’s Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) Insurance Survey indicate that Chief Investment Officers (CIOs) and Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) have differing views on investment risk. read more
Euroclear and The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create a joint collateral processing service which will significantly increase efficiency, reduce risk and support the growing collateral needs of industry participants. This new platform will help clients to mitigate risks and costs associated with collateral management. read more
Due to our continued growth, Zanders is looking for enterprising senior level consultants with broad experience in treasury management and process optimization to work out of our London based office.
Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank and Kepler Capital Markets are pleased to announce the legal Closing has taken place for Kepler to acquire Crédit Agricole Cheuvreux . The news follows on from the announcement on 17th July of
‘exclusive negotiations’ between Crédit Agricole CIB and Kepler. read more
Central banks need to be aware that ‘simply piling on multiple regulations because there are multiple channels of financial contagion can damage the economy,’ says Dimitrios Tsomocos of Saїd Business School, Oxford. ‘Wise regulation requires that considerable care is taken to anticipate the ways in which policies will interact and to guard against creating perverse incentives and reactions.’ read more
Brussels - The Belgian banking community announces that the new CEC CSM operated by STET is operational after the successfully migration of the full spectrum of payment instruments (SEPA and Legacy)
After several months of testing, the new CEC CSM began live operations on February 22nd 2013. The migration was completed on March 26th 2013 with all operations transiting the new infrastructure. read more
Since 1990 Banking & Finance offers top-journalism especially for senior executives in the Benelux financial services industry. The magazine issues four magazines per year each in two editions: one for The Netherlands and one for Belgium/Luxembourg. Apart from the magazine the team produces events like round tables and various one-day conferences. Banking & Finance offers information tailored to the needs of decision makers in the FS industry.