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18 Sep 2022
The SPAC is dead, long live the SPAC!
A Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) is a company formed to raise capital via an IPO to fund the acquisition of...
Market Perspectives
A Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) is a company formed to raise capital via an IPO to fund the acquisition of one or several targets in specific sectors. It is a powerful financing tool that allows investors to co-invest “publicly”, side-by-side with one or several sponsors. A SPAC has a life span of roughly 2 years. After this time, if successful...
The SPAC is dead, long live the SPAC!
01 Sep 2022
Central African Econonomic and Monetary Union: Why is CEMAC’s international recognition strategic?
At a time when international investors are looking for attractive risk/return and decorrelation, the Central African...
Market Perspectives
At a time when international investors are looking for attractive risk/return and decorrelation, the Central African Economic and Monetary Union, or CEMAC (in French), offers high bond yields, a fixed exchange rate against the euro and a specific asset class. Are these arguments sufficient to attract international asset managers?
Central African Econonomic and Monetary Union: Why is CEMAC’s international recognition strategic?
20 Jul 2022
Being lost in a candy shop – how to make the most of your data
The Network Forum Annual Meeting took place in London on 13-14 June 2022. Our Societe Generale experts participated to...
Technology
The Network Forum Annual Meeting took place in London on 13-14 June 2022. Our Societe Generale experts participated to this event, which gathered the custody and post-trade industry together for two days of panel discussions and networking sessions. Alessandro Cavallari, the new Head of International Sales, Societe Generale Securities Services, attended the...
Being lost in a candy shop – how to make the most of your data
19 Jul 2022
What is the role of an asset servicer Like SGSS in the crypto-asset revolution?
We are coming to the end of this 2nd Token magazine dedicated to digital assets, and we hope that everyone was able to...
Market Perspectives
We are coming to the end of this 2nd Token magazine dedicated to digital assets, and we hope that everyone was able to find the answers to the questions initially asked by Laurent Marochini in his introduction: has there been a real level of maturity in our industry to be able to manage digital assets end-to-end as a new asset class, as well as equities,...
What is the role of an asset servicer Like SGSS in the crypto-asset revolution?
30 Jun 2022
To the rescue...How Italy's NPE Market is morphing into a UTP Market and why only the fittest will survive
The Non-Performing Exposure (NPE) Italian market remains the largest and the most active in Europe*, generating...
Market Perspectives
The Non-Performing Exposure (NPE) Italian market remains the largest and the most active in Europe*, generating interesting investment opportunities for institutional investors who are active in alternative investments and private markets.
To the rescue...How Italy's NPE Market is morphing into a UTP Market and why only the fittest will survive
15 Jun 2022
Luxembourg, a prime location for private equity
Guillaume Roch, Head of Business Development at Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS), discusses the growth of...
Market Perspectives
Guillaume Roch, Head of Business Development at Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS), discusses the growth of private-equity related activity in Luxembourg.
Luxembourg, a prime location for private equity
07 Jun 2022
The keys to winning distribution strategies
10 or 15 years ago, asset managers, who needed to connect to a wide range of investors, had to build their own...
Market Perspectives
10 or 15 years ago, asset managers, who needed to connect to a wide range of investors, had to build their own distribution channels. They did this based on performance, track record and relationships with gatekeepers.
The keys to winning distribution strategies
07 Jun 2022
EU Sustainable Finance Regulation in Context
Sustainable investing has entered the mainstream, with more than US$35 trillion being allocated towards environmental,...
Market Perspectives
Sustainable investing has entered the mainstream, with more than US$35 trillion being allocated towards environmental, social and governance (ESG) approaches, according to the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance (GSIA)’s "Global Sustainable Investment Review" (2020)*. The trend is clear: the adoption of ESG funds continues to grow unabated.
EU Sustainable Finance Regulation in Context
07 Jun 2022
Clouds of uncertainty with definite silver linings
For this European Investor Summit, Societe Generale Securities Services has chosen to include major topics of interest...
Market Perspectives
For this European Investor Summit, Societe Generale Securities Services has chosen to include major topics of interest and concern for the investment industry on the agenda.
Clouds of uncertainty with definite silver linings
07 Jun 2022
Back to the future of the investment industry
After two years of successive lockdowns and long periods of working from home, it is very nice to be able to finally...
Market Perspectives
After two years of successive lockdowns and long periods of working from home, it is very nice to be able to finally meet you, our clients and partners, in person again for this third edition of the European Investor Summit.
Back to the future of the investment industry
06 May 2022
At the roots of efficiency
From the concept of one-stop-shop to the holistic collaboration one (also in terms of value generation). How asset...
Market Perspectives
From the concept of one-stop-shop to the holistic collaboration one (also in terms of value generation). How asset servicers rethink themselves, in the interview with Marco Mosca, Head of Coverage, Marketing and Solutions at Societe Generale Securities Services in Italy.
At the roots of efficiency
01 Apr 2022
The value of having a one-stop shop in post-trading for institutional investors
The now prevalent dissemination of foreign funds and the increase in investments in the real economy are among the...
Market Perspectives
The now prevalent dissemination of foreign funds and the increase in investments in the real economy are among the factors imposing a series of complexities and strengthening the role of the asset servicer partner. “With a single point of contact, efficiency is maximised and there is a greater possibility of providing added value”, says Marco Mosca, Head of...
The value of having a one-stop shop in post-trading for institutional investors
29 Mar 2022
Tunisia: On track to boost its attractiveness
Similar to what is happening in several financial centres, collective efforts have been made over the last five or so...
Market Perspectives
Similar to what is happening in several financial centres, collective efforts have been made over the last five or so years by the main players in the Tunisian financial market ‒ the Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT), the Financial Market Council (CMF), Tunisia Clearing (TC) and the Tunis Securities Exchange (BVMT) ‒ to improve Tunisia's visibility to foreign...
Tunisia: On track to boost its attractiveness
22 Mar 2022
Meeting the ESG challenge
ESG is an increasingly important topic in finance and a source of concern for both asset managers and investors....
ESG/CSR
ESG is an increasingly important topic in finance and a source of concern for both asset managers and investors. Although it is not a new topic, the trend is now accelerating, as demonstrated by the introduction of the SFDR and the proliferation of funds adhering to clearly identified and labelled strategies.
Meeting the ESG challenge
10 Mar 2022
The impacts of cryptocurrencies on the investment fund industry
Cryptocurrencies, i.e. digital currencies issued peer-to-peer with no need for a central bank, can be used in a...
Market Perspectives
Cryptocurrencies, i.e. digital currencies issued peer-to-peer with no need for a central bank, can be used in a decentralised and highly secure computer system that is updated 24 hours a day, such as the blockchain. This new asset class raises questions about the evolution of the fund industry. Insights from Jean-Pierre Gomez, Head of Public and Regulatory...
The impacts of cryptocurrencies on the investment fund industry
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SGSS' European Investor Summit 2022 Wrap-up video
A look back on SGSS' third edition of the European Investor Summit, held on 8 June 2022. The event gathered over 150...
Market Perspectives
A look back on SGSS' third edition of the European Investor Summit, held on 8 June 2022. The event gathered over 150 Asset Owners, Fund Managers and Financial professionals in Paris for one day to discuss challenges and opportunities of our industry.
SGSS' European Investor Summit 2022 Wrap-up video
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
Network Management at SGSS