Passive management reaches new heights in Europe

Passive management reaches new heights in Europe

The assets of European listed index funds (ETFs) exceeded 1,000 billion dollars at the end of 2019. BlackRock continues to lead the race, attracting almost half of the flows in 2019. Passive management continues to break records. In Europe, the outstanding amounts of listed index funds (ETFs), which reproduce the performance of indices identically, exceeded 1,000 billion dollars at the end of 2019. The first ETFs were launched just 20 years ago in Europe, with…

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BlackRock largely dominates the ETF market in Europe

BlackRock largely dominates the ETF market in Europe

A record year for listed index funds (ETFs), 2019 saw BlackRock easily maintain its dominant position in Europe, and Lyxor lose ground. 2019 was the year of all records for listed index funds (ETFs) in Europe. The threshold of 1,000 billion dollars invested in these products that have revolutionized the asset management landscape was crossed at the end of the year, representing growth of more than 30% in one year, allowing most providers to boast…

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Why banks and insurers dominate the management market in Europe

Why banks and insurers dominate the management market in Europe

On both sides of the Atlantic, management leaders have different profiles: independent and focused on passive management in the United States, subsidiaries of large banking and insurance groups betting on active management in Europe. With the announcement of the sale of the 22% stake in PNC Financial to the capital of BlackRock, the largest asset manager in the world with nearly $ 6.5 trillion in assets, loses its largest shareholder and its last links with…

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Europe-USA: the free trade area of ​​which Brussels dreams

Europe-USA: the free trade area of ​​which Brussels dreams

SURVEY Did you think the time for protectionism had come? Not within the European Commission, which has been working for several months, in conjunction with Washington, on the creation of a large transatlantic market. The protectionist wave has not yet submerged Brussels. While the temptations in this direction seem to be increasing on the continent, the European Commission is working on the creation of a vast free trade area which would bring together the EU…

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Iranian nuclear power: what can Europe do against Donald Trump?

Iranian nuclear power: what can Europe do against Donald Trump?

INTERVIEW For Delphine O, LREM MP, member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and President of the France-Iran Friendship Group, Europe must continue to negotiate with Washington before considering more radical measures vis-à-vis the United States . Iran is putting pressure on the European Union. Gathered in Vienna on Friday 25 May, all the signatories of the Iranian nuclear agreement (JCPOA), saw Tehran ask them for “solid guarantees” to save what can still be saved, after…

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