These new players who are shaking up the oligopoly of index providers

These new players who are shaking up the oligopoly of index providers

Faced with the giants of the sector, some new entrants are looking to find a place in the sun, such as Solactive, which offers a fixed price for the use of its indices. The rapid development of listed index funds (ETFs) has largely supported the growth of index providers in recent years. But these same ETFs could well call into question the domination of a handful of players such as FTSE Russell (a subsidiary of…

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A new generation takes the reins of Activa Capital

A new generation takes the reins of Activa Capital

The founder, Charles Diehl, hands over the reins of the French SME investment fund to Alexandre Masson and Christophe Parier. Change of era at Activa Capital, the most international investment fund in French SMEs. Charles Diehl, the co-founder of the management company, gives up control. He takes on the role of “chairman” within the fund, which is more than 80% backed by foreign investors, and entrusts management to Christophe Parier and Alexandre Masson. His brother,…

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What Trump’s victory will change internationally

What Trump’s victory will change internationally

INTERVIEW The election of Donald Trump at the head of the United States could cause “a slowdown in globalization”, estimates Jérémy Ghez, professor of economics and international affairs at HEC Paris. With the election of Donald Trump, what is the new balance of political forces in the United States? How will the new president manage his majority? Trump can count on a small group of Republicans who have backed him from the start. Several key…

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Attacks in the United States: Obama calls not to “succumb to fear”

Attacks in the United States: Obama calls not to “succumb to fear”

The American president specified that there was “for the moment no link” between the attacks in New Jersey and New York and the stabbing attack that occurred Saturday in Minnesota. US President Barack Obama called on Monday, September 19 not to “succumb to fear” after the attacks perpetrated this weekend in the United States, promising that “justice (will) be done”. The attackers “are trying to kill innocent people but they want to instill fear (…)…

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New Zealand mosque attacks kill 40

New Zealand mosque attacks kill 40

Forty people were killed and 20 seriously injured in attacks on mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said. Forty people were killed and 20 seriously injured in attacks on mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said. “It is clear that we can only describe it as a terrorist attack,” she said. “As far as we know, (the attack) appears to have been well planned”. Witnesses…

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Coronavirus: what if it was the start of New York’s decline?

Coronavirus: what if it was the start of New York’s decline?

New-York, New-York? A question mark to the song made famous by Liza Minnelli? It is justified, given the violence of the shock of the coronavirus for a city which has become its epicenter. New York is tough, she has seen others, but this time she wonders: what if this was the start of its decline? She has seen everything, this city: cholera, tuberculosis, AIDS. Monster fires. The riots: those of 1863, terrible, or those of…

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New Zealand pays tribute to 50 victims of Christchurch

New Zealand pays tribute to 50 victims of Christchurch

New Zealanders on Sunday paid tribute to the 50 dead in the massacre at two mosques in Christchurch, as the story of an act of heroism and the suffering that accompanied the shootings was clarified. New Zealanders on Sunday paid tribute to the 50 dead in the massacre at two mosques in Christchurch, as the story of an act of heroism and the suffering that accompanied the shootings was clarified. A list of those victims…

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Germany: more than 4,000 new cases daily, a first since April

Germany: more than 4,000 new cases daily, a first since April

The number of new daily confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Germany surpassed 4,000 on Wednesday for the first time since early April, according to official figures, as the surge in infections worries the government. The number of new daily confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Germany surpassed 4,000 on Wednesday for the first time since early April, according to official figures, as the surge in infections worries the government. In total, the Robert-Koch health watch institute…

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“New Silk Roads”: a business without borders

“New Silk Roads”: a business without borders

With the “New Silk Roads”, China is extending its zone of influence at low cost. By placing fragile countries under its control and challenging the liberal order. Building on a model that has brought it wealth and success, China now intends to export it. This is the raison d’être of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) launched by Xi Jinping in 2013. The “road” refers to the maritime links linking China to distant markets and…

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Italy: compulsory tests for travelers coming from seven French regions

Italy: compulsory tests for travelers coming from seven French regions

Testing for the new coronavirus will be mandatory in Italy for all travelers from Paris and several other French regions, the Minister of Health announced on Monday. Testing for the new coronavirus will be mandatory in Italy for all travelers from Paris and several other French regions, the Minister of Health announced on Monday. “I signed a new decree which extends the obligation of molecular or antigenic tests to nationals coming from Paris and other…

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