Twice as nice! Asset News turns two
Asset News editorial team
Two years ago, Asset News was launched with the aim of providing a consolidated coverage of the European investment industry, which has been fragmented on the Old Continent. Asset News went live just as Europe was witnessing a historic moment, Brexit, with frantic negotiations underway before time ran out.
Since our first article, we have covered news and written thousands of articles on themes that concern the investment industry in Europe: from sustainable finance to regulatory changes, diversity and inclusion to governance and shareholder rights, post-trade developments, digitalisation, consolidation, as well as breakthroughs in the fintech sector.
As we turn two, our team of journalists has gathered a list of the top five features and interviews we liked the most and that are a witness of these changing times.
Space emerges as an investment theme with the launch of thematic-related ETFs and specialised venture capital investors foresee IPOs over the coming years.
Asset News has dived into the articles of the virtual and free encyclopaedia Wikipedia dedicated to the 60 largest asset management firms worldwide and a few more.
Post-Brexit, Luxembourg has set up a national regime with the UK, now a third country, under which certain investment services can be provided to professional clients within the Grand Duchy. Asset News looks at the technical details of this ‘equivalence’ and its wider impact.
Jean-Marc Stenger, CEO of Societe Generale Forge, the digital services subsidiary of the French banking giant, on the potential of blockchain to revolutionise post-trade settlement processes and foster transparent secondary markets.
Luc Vansteenkiste and Florence Bindelle, respectively chairman and secretary general of EuropeanIssuers, tell Asset News that European public companies will not accept the ethnic and racial-focused demands of US asset managers.