Category Archive: Financial Institutions

Invesco joins the trillion dollar club

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Companies Overview Invesco Ltd. Invesco Ltd. is an American independent investment management company headquartered in Atlanta, United States, and listed on the NYSE. The firm was originally incorporated under the laws of England… Continue reading

The DWS IPO – Crying for Cryan

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Deutsche Bank or the art of tripping over coffee tables Deutsche Bank AG is a German financial giant, founded in 1870 and headquartered in Frankfurt. It operates with more than 100,000 employees in… Continue reading

Virtu meets KCG

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Companies overview Virtu Financial Inc (NYSE:VIRT) Virtu Financial Inc is a financial firm whose main businesses are market making and high-frequency trading based in New York. It was born in 2008, when Vincent… Continue reading

Consolidation in the asset management industry, Standard Life and Aberdeen merger

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On Monday 6 March 2017, Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management announced an agreement aimed at creating the U.K.’s largest fund manager, through an £11bn ($13.5bn) all-share transaction. Standard Life has a market… Continue reading

LSE – DB merger: a crucial step towards Capital Markets Union

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London Stock Exchange Group (LSE:LSE) and Deutsche Börse (DB1X.N:GER) have agreed to merge and give birth to the largest European stock exchange group with a combined market capitalization of over $6tn. Industry Overview… Continue reading

Top of the Pops: Banco Popolare and BPM merge to create Italy’s third largest bank

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After months of intense talks, on March 23, Banca Popolare di Milano (PMI:IM) and Banco Popolare (BP:IM) agreed to merge and to form the third largest bank in Italy by assets (€170bn). The… Continue reading

Financials on the rocks – FIG Market Update

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The year 2015 has been marked by the acceleration of M&A activity in the financial sector, due to several distinct trends. Due to increased regulations, institutions must find new ways to not only… Continue reading

Fintech: a jewel in the crown

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Industry Overview Worldpay is a payment services provider which handles more than 11bn transactions per year through web, card and other mobile instruments. Its strength relies on the security of the products it… Continue reading

JAPAN’S BATTLE AGAINST AN AGEING POPULATION: MITSUI SUMITOMO INSURANCE AND AMLIN FORM A WORLD-LEADING INSURANCE COMPANY

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Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group will acquire British insurer Amlin Plc. The deal follows a recent trend of Japanese insurers turning to international acquisitions to hedge against the liability of Japans’ ageing population by… Continue reading