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06
Jul
2021
Growth of Private Markets in India
India is currently seeing an acceleration in private capital (private equity, private debts, real estate and...
Market Perspectives
India is currently seeing an acceleration in private capital (private equity, private debts, real estate and infrastructure) which can be explained by the search for more opportunities and higher returns by both institutional and high net worth investors.
Growth of Private Markets in India
05
Jul
2021
The Digitalisation of the processes to support the growth of private markets
Article by Marco Mosca, Managing Director and Head of Coverage, Marketing and Solutions Italy, Societe Generale...
ESG/CSR
Article by Marco Mosca, Managing Director and Head of Coverage, Marketing and Solutions Italy, Societe Generale Securities Services. Private Markets remain the asset class with the best opportunities for development
The Digitalisation of the processes to support the growth of private markets
05
Jul
2021
Flash Video - Asset management: The challenges of SFDR's new "green" reporting
The ESG reporting came into force on 10 March 2021. What exactly does this reporting mean for asset managers? What does...
Regulatory
The ESG reporting came into force on 10 March 2021. What exactly does this reporting mean for asset managers? What does it imply and require in terms of preparation & resources? Discover the point of view of our expert Jean-Pierre Gomez.
Flash Video - Asset management: The challenges of SFDR's new "green" reporting
12
May
2021
The upsurge in the unlisted sector requires the digitalisation of processes
Investments in private equity, private debt, infrastructures or real estate are a response to investors’ search for...
ESG/CSR
Investments in private equity, private debt, infrastructures or real estate are a response to investors’ search for performance, as well as meaning. These increasingly sought-after real assets are facing unprecedented momentum and volumes.
The upsurge in the unlisted sector requires the digitalisation of processes
22
Apr
2021
The role of alternatives in a changing world
2020 was a year like no other. While it was characterised by the tragic humanitarian impact of the pandemic, it was also...
ESG/CSR
2020 was a year like no other. While it was characterised by the tragic humanitarian impact of the pandemic, it was also a year where investors started to truly see that the way we allocate our capital plays an increasingly important role in tackling the social, environmental and humanitarian issues of our time, even in private markets.
The role of alternatives in a changing world
01
Apr
2021
Own the transition
As chief executive of HSBC Asset Management, I am often questioned about our sustainability strategy. It is hard to...
ESG/CSR
As chief executive of HSBC Asset Management, I am often questioned about our sustainability strategy. It is hard to answer because people mean different things when they ask. Maybe they want to know what we are doing ourselves as a business, in which case I say we co-founded the One Planet Asset Manager Initiative, were early signatories of the Principles of...
Own the transition
25
Mar
2021
The just transition - ensuring the success of the environmental transition
2021 will be a pivotal year to accelerate global efforts to curb climate change. Although global CO2 emissions dropped...
ESG/CSR
2021 will be a pivotal year to accelerate global efforts to curb climate change. Although global CO2 emissions dropped by 7% in 2020 due to the effects of Covid-19 lockdowns around the world, stronger action will be needed at the upcoming COP26 to keep temperature increases well below 2°C and towards 1.5°C.
The just transition - ensuring the success of the environmental transition
22
Mar
2021
Covid-19 – The Great Accelerator
This time last year we were only just beginning to understand the true scale of the global pandemic and I think that few...
Market Perspectives
This time last year we were only just beginning to understand the true scale of the global pandemic and I think that few of us would have expected to still be living in some form of lockdown a year later. Undoubtedly many of us have experienced some difficult personal situations but, for the investment industry, the period has been surprisingly benign.
Covid-19 – The Great Accelerator
10
Mar
2021
ESG practices aren’t perfect – but investors can’t afford to wait
The COVID-19 pandemic has provided a unique moment for reflection. Governments around the world have articulated a...
ESG/CSR
The COVID-19 pandemic has provided a unique moment for reflection. Governments around the world have articulated a vision to “build back better” and pursue a “green recovery”, while investors increasingly recognise the importance of non-financial sustainability issues to long-term value. Notably, the financial sector has coalesced around environmental, social...
ESG practices aren’t perfect – but investors can’t afford to wait
02
Mar
2021
Property investment mutual funds (OPCIs): how they work, and their strengths and outlook on the Moroccan market
Morocco officially launched its property investment mutual funds (OPCIs) on 11 June 2019 at a conference organised by...
Market Perspectives
Morocco officially launched its property investment mutual funds (OPCIs) on 11 June 2019 at a conference organised by the Ministry of Economy and Finance.
Property investment mutual funds (OPCIs): how they work, and their strengths and outlook on the Moroccan market
24
Feb
2021
Green finance: Two regulations for financial market players
Discover the two new green finance regulations governing sustainability-related information and their legal & technical...
Regulatory
Discover the two new green finance regulations governing sustainability-related information and their legal & technical framework in the financial services sector: SFDR (Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation) and Taxonomy.
Green finance: Two regulations for financial market players
04
Dec
2020
The role of the securities services provider in the path towards sustainability
ESG criteria are becoming more important for asset managers and asset owners’ business and for the financial world in...
ESG/CSR
ESG criteria are becoming more important for asset managers and asset owners’ business and for the financial world in general. The securities services provider plays a primary role in the value chain by connecting all the players involved. Roberto Pecora, chief executive officer of Societe Generale Securities Services for Italy, explains how to best play this...
The role of the securities services provider in the path towards sustainability
01
Dec
2020
Private Assets Industry: Built to last
As partner of ALFI - Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry's PE & RE conference which took place on the 1st & 2nd...
Alternative funds services
As partner of ALFI - Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry's PE & RE conference which took place on the 1st & 2nd of December 2020, our expert Bryan FAGE shared his view of the Private Assets market and its challenges in the current economic situation. Discover the video here.
Private Assets Industry: Built to last
19
Nov
2020
Green finance: Regulation of financial market participants
In November 2019, the European Commission published Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 on sustainability‐related disclosures in...
ESG/CSR
In November 2019, the European Commission published Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 on sustainability‐related disclosures in the financial services sector.
Green finance: Regulation of financial market participants
30
Sep
2020
Private equity emerges from lockdown on strong footing
Private equity outpaced almost every other asset class last year and looked set for another record-breaking year; that...
ESG/CSR
Private equity outpaced almost every other asset class last year and looked set for another record-breaking year; that was until the Covid-19 pandemic threw a spanner in the works. However Dirk Holz, Head of Product Development Private Assets at Société Générale Securities Services, believes the sector’s medium-term outlook remains strong.
Private equity emerges from lockdown on strong footing
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Survey conducted from mid-May to mid-June 2020, on 83 asset managers in 10 different countries.
Interview of Lucile de la Jonquiere: The challenge of Sustainable Finance
May 2019 - The issue of Sustainable Finance is seeing an unprecedented boom, both on the international political stage...
ESG/CSR
May 2019 - The issue of Sustainable Finance is seeing an unprecedented boom, both on the international political stage and in the mentality of investors and financial market players.
Interview of Lucile de la Jonquiere: The challenge of Sustainable Finance
Evergreen: Corporate, social and environmental responsibility challenge
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