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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
28
Jun
2021
Asset servicing: How a new outsourcing model is helping buy-side rise above competition
The increasingly complex marketplace is pressurising asset managers to reduce costs and improve efficiencies. Léonard...
Market Perspectives
The increasingly complex marketplace is pressurising asset managers to reduce costs and improve efficiencies. Léonard Ollier explains how managers can fully equip their needs by outsourcing their front-to-back office.
Asset servicing: How a new outsourcing model is helping buy-side rise above competition
25
May
2021
Digital transformation in a changing world
With the health crisis that has affected the world for over a year, companies and banks in particular have had to be...
Technology
With the health crisis that has affected the world for over a year, companies and banks in particular have had to be agile. The digital transformation has accelerated in order to maintain resilience and business continuity for customers, who have also had to adapt.
Digital transformation in a changing world
08
Apr
2021
Modest dividend expectations even as stocks trade near highs
All examples in this report are hypothetical interpretations of situations and are used for explanation purposes only....
Market Perspectives
All examples in this report are hypothetical interpretations of situations and are used for explanation purposes only. The views in this report reflect solely those of the authors and not necessarily those of CME Group or its affiliated institutions. This report and the information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual...
Modest dividend expectations even as stocks trade near highs
30
Mar
2021
Luxembourg’s fund industry is ripe for growth
Sustainable finance, innovation and Brexit present a number of opportunities for Luxembourg’s fund industry. According...
Market Perspectives
Sustainable finance, innovation and Brexit present a number of opportunities for Luxembourg’s fund industry. According to Mathieu Maurier, Country Head of Societe Generale Securities Services in Luxembourg, we can seize these opportunities by taking a collaborative approach and being receptive to change.
Luxembourg’s fund industry is ripe for growth
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
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
26
Jan
2021
All eyes on emerging and frontier markets
Low interest rates and distorted equity prices in developed markets are forcing institutional investors to re-think...
Market Perspectives
Low interest rates and distorted equity prices in developed markets are forcing institutional investors to re-think their portfolio exposures. As a result, some investors are starting to seek out alpha opportunities in emerging and frontier markets.
All eyes on emerging and frontier markets
10
Dec
2020
The Romanian capital market becomes an emerging market
For the first time in history, the Romanian capital market has been included since September 21, 2020 in the Emerging...
Market Perspectives
For the first time in history, the Romanian capital market has been included since September 21, 2020 in the Emerging Markets indices, according to the classification of the global index provider FTSE Russell.
The Romanian capital market becomes an emerging market
13
Nov
2020
General Meetings and challenges
Richard Roger, Head of the Issuer Services business line at Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS), presents his...
Market Perspectives
Richard Roger, Head of the Issuer Services business line at Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS), presents his perspective on the current challenges with regards to the organisation of General Meetings of Shareholders.
General Meetings and challenges
22
Oct
2020
Societe Generale Securities Services' three bets during pandemic
Over the last few months, pandemic posed severe challenges to the financial sector and the securities niche could not be...
Market Perspectives
Over the last few months, pandemic posed severe challenges to the financial sector and the securities niche could not be an exception. On the one hand, intermediaries have had to rely increasingly on technology, realizing investments to strengthen the digital channel and extract value from data.
Societe Generale Securities Services' three bets during pandemic
20
Oct
2020
The Tunisian financial market is investing for the future
SGSS Tunisia – which was established as the result of a collaboration between the global SGSS business line and Societe...
Market Perspectives
SGSS Tunisia – which was established as the result of a collaboration between the global SGSS business line and Societe Generale's subsidiary in Tunisia, UIB – offers custody services to domestic and international clients.
The Tunisian financial market is investing for the future
09
Jul
2020
SGSS Market Survey: Are asset managers weathering the storm ?
During the lockdown period between May and June 2020, SGSS conducted a survey with a representative panel of the...
Market Perspectives
During the lockdown period between May and June 2020, SGSS conducted a survey with a representative panel of the European investment industry.
SGSS Market Survey: Are asset managers weathering the storm ?
07
Jul
2020
Indian financial markets more and more attractive for foreign investors
The Indian investment professionals remain fairly confident that the future of the Indian financial markets look bright...
Market Perspectives
The Indian investment professionals remain fairly confident that the future of the Indian financial markets look bright in the longer run.
Indian financial markets more and more attractive for foreign investors
10
Mar
2020
ECO: a real new chapter for western Africa?
The implementation of a single currency in Western Africa only seems a matter of time. But some hurdles still need to be...
Market Perspectives
The implementation of a single currency in Western Africa only seems a matter of time. But some hurdles still need to be taken to achieve the goal of an open and united economic environment encompassing infrastructures, taxes and jurisdictions.
ECO: a real new chapter for western Africa?
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Survey conducted from mid-May to mid-June 2020, on 83 asset managers in 10 different countries.
SGSS Market Survey: Are asset managers weathering the storm?
Survey conducted from mid-May to mid-June 2020, on 83 asset managers in 10 different countries.
Market Perspectives
Survey conducted from mid-May to mid-June 2020, on 83 asset managers in 10 different countries.
SGSS Market Survey: Are asset managers weathering the storm?
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
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