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    Geneva, July 3rd, 2018 – DNCA Finance – an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers – announces the creation of a Responsible Investment department, led by Léa Dunand-Chatellet. After the signing of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) in 2017, this move clearly reflects DNCA Finance’s aim to take its responsible investment approach a step further. Léa Dunand-Chatellet, 35 years old, is a graduate of the École Normale Supérieure (ENS), with an agregation in economy and management (university highest-level competitive examination for teachers’ recruitment), and is also a member of various committees on the Paris financial market. She teaches courses on responsible investment in some of France’s major business schools and co-authored a key publication in 2014 “SRI and Responsible Investment” (published by Ellipse).   Léa started her career in 2005 at Oddo Securities’ extra-financial research department, and then […]


  The enhanced Easy Trading Connect (ETC) blockchain prototype reduces time spent on processing documents and data from hours to minutes, and allows for a larger trading scope   Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC), Shandong Bohi Industry Co., Ltd (Bohi), ING, Societe Generale and ABN Amro have successfully completed the first full agricultural commodity transaction using a blockchain platform. For the first time ever in the agricultural commodities sector, this trade included a full set of digitalised documents (sales contract, letter of credit, certificates) and automatic data-matching, thus avoiding task duplication and manual checks. The transaction, which mirrored the paper-based process, demonstrated significant efficiency improvements for all participants in the chain. Time spent on processing documents and data has been reduced fivefold. Other benefits include the ability to monitor the operation’s progress in real time, data verification, reduced risk of fraud, […]


    Strateo has mandated Voxia communication for a PR and press campaign in French and German-speaking Switzerland. Strateo was voted the best online broker in Switzerland in 2017 by the Swiss Institute for Quality Testing (ISTQ) and wishes to continue its brand positioning in Switzerland with independent traders and managers. www.strateo.ch


Vontobel Asset Management News/15 August 2017     TwentyFour Asset Management, majority-owned by Vontobel, announced today it has grown assets under management by 25%, an increase of GBP 2.2 billion (USD 2.9 billion) year-to-date. Due to the buoyant fixed income landscape and strong performance, the firm is poised to continue its growth trajectory with ambitious future plans. UK-based TwentyFour Asset Management has benefited from Vontobel’s global distribution platform, making it possible to offer international versions of its funds, which led to raising in excess of GBP 1.2 billion (USD 1.5 billion) since launch. TwentyFour has grown its net new money by 14% in 2017, with notable interest coming from Switzerland, Italy, and Germany. This has been in part due to the low volatility and coordinated global economic recovery witnessed over the last 12 months, coupled with central bank policies creating a […]


  Zurich, 13 July 2017 Societe Generale Private Banking Switzerland (SGPBS) has appointed Simon Ibbitson as Head of Private Equity Funds as of 1 July 2017. Based in Zurich, Simon Ibbitson is in charge of developing the private equity service offer for the private bank in Switzerland with Senior Investment Manager Manuel Keiser, who joined the Zurichbased SGPBS team on 1 May 2017. In addition to the role he holds in Switzerland, Simon Ibbitson will also head up the Private Equity Funds division for all Societe Generale Private Banking (SGPB) entities at an international level. He will ensure the supervision of the Paris-based and Swiss teams dedicated to this offer. Private Equity is a strategic development focus of our SGPBS offer – and more globally the SGPB offer – which will allow the Bank to cater for the clients’ evolving needs, […]

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