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02 Jan 2023
Democratising investment: An opportunity but also challenges to face
For several years now, asset management companies have sought to diversify their investor targets by looking to new and...
Market Perspectives
For several years now, asset management companies have sought to diversify their investor targets by looking to new and more open markets than just the clientele of businesses and asset owners. It is no coincidence that this issue was at the heart of the French financial industry’s discussions in early October in the Palais Brogniart, during AM Tech Day, on 4...
Democratising investment: An opportunity but also challenges to face
15 Dec 2022
Cryptocurrencies in asset management: first steps in Europe?
At the end of October 2022, we celebrated the 14th anniversary of the Bitcoin white paper, signed by a certain Satoshi...
Market Perspectives
At the end of October 2022, we celebrated the 14th anniversary of the Bitcoin white paper, signed by a certain Satoshi Nakamoto. Bitcoin and the cryptocurrencies that followed its release were designed to serve as a payment method. Their development and their promise of return have distanced them from their primary goal by making them attractive as speculative...
Cryptocurrencies in asset management: first steps in Europe?
06 Dec 2022
From the CFA franc to the ECO, a reform for the convergence of West African economies
On May 22, 2020, the bill adopted by the French National Assembly for the creation of a single currency in West Africa...
Market Perspectives
On May 22, 2020, the bill adopted by the French National Assembly for the creation of a single currency in West Africa followed the monetary cooperation agreement signed on December 21, 2019 between France and the Member States of WAEMU* (West African Economic and Monetary Union). This agreement aimed in particular to reform and modernise the functioning of...
From the CFA franc to the ECO, a reform for the convergence of West African economies
23 Nov 2022
Trusts and the future protective role of Komercni Banka depositary and trustee services
Societe Generale, through its subsidiary in the Czech Republic Komercni Banka (KB) is anticipating the monumental...
Market Perspectives
Societe Generale, through its subsidiary in the Czech Republic Komercni Banka (KB) is anticipating the monumental succession planning needs of a third of Czech companies who are expected to change ownership in the coming years*. Based on the new law in the Czech Civil Code, KB Private Banking proposes since 2022 a new ‘Trust’ structure in its range of...
Trusts and the future protective role of Komercni Banka depositary and trustee services
08 Nov 2022
"Commitment and transformation to create the financial centre of the future”
Mathieu Maurier, CEO of Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) in Luxembourg, addresses the challenges facing the...
Market Perspectives
Mathieu Maurier, CEO of Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) in Luxembourg, addresses the challenges facing the asset servicing business in Luxembourg. He believes that just as his own teams are conducting many transformational projects, the Luxembourg fund industry needs to rethink its own operational model. To maintain its position as world leader it...
"Commitment and transformation to create the financial centre of the future”
19 Oct 2022
Cryptos gaining ground in the Middle East
Between 1 January 2021 and 30 October 2021*, the market capitalisation of cryptocurrencies tripled. That's when Bitcoin...
Market Perspectives
Between 1 January 2021 and 30 October 2021*, the market capitalisation of cryptocurrencies tripled. That's when Bitcoin surpassed the famous $60,000 threshold. Unfortunately, the first eight months of 2022 wiped out this dramatic rise. The recent "incident" on the Terra Luna stablecoin, and even the difficulties of certain players in the ecosystem, have...
Cryptos gaining ground in the Middle East
29 Sep 2022
Private Equity continues to grow in Morocco
In 2021, private equity investment reached a record level in Morocco, in terms of both fund raising and the growing...
Market Perspectives
In 2021, private equity investment reached a record level in Morocco, in terms of both fund raising and the growing number of companies receiving investment.
Private Equity continues to grow in Morocco
27 Sep 2022
The challenges of outsourcing to support the development of unlisted companies
New operational systems are available to multi-expertise or specialised asset managers to cope with the growth of...
Market Perspectives
New operational systems are available to multi-expertise or specialised asset managers to cope with the growth of private markets.
The challenges of outsourcing to support the development of unlisted companies
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
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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?
The Network Forum 2017: Independent Market Survey Results
It comes as no surprise that custodians and network managers see regulation as the biggest challenge for the sub-custody...
The Network Forum 2018: Independant Market Survey Results
One year on, most of the 214 custodians and network management respondents still see regulation as the biggest challenge...
Global Economic Outlook
One year on, most of the 214 custodians and network management respondents still see regulation as the biggest challenge for the sub-custody industry in the next five years. Watch the video to see the full results of the SGSS* survey, conducted at the Network Forum in Vienna this week!
The Network Forum 2018: Independant Market Survey Results