Economic outlook gloomy but Germany still attractive for FDI

German businesses are “significantly” reducing their investment plans, according to the latest economic survey from the country’s ifo Institute. The Munich-based organisation said the investment climate within Germany had “deteriorated noticeably” as a result of higher financing costs, weak demand and uncertainty around economic policy. Companies that specialise in trade, it said, were the most […]

Which European companies are most transparent about tax?

VBDO benchmark finds 34% lacked ‘proper ESG integration in tax matters’, writes Natasha Turner European companies are becoming ever-more responsible taxpayers, but a third still lack proper ESG integration on tax matters, this year’s Tax Transparency Benchmark has found. The benchmark, which has been published by the Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) and PwC, this […]

First Sentier receives regulatory green light for AlbaCore partnership

First Sentier Investors has received all regulatory approvals to form a strategic partnership with boutique European alternative credit manager AlbaCore Capital Group, the asset manager announced. Mark Steinberg, CEO of First Sentier Investors, said that the completion of the group’s majority investment into a strategic partnership with AlbaCore would diversify the range of investment capabilities […]

European energy investment set to cool – ING

Energy investment within Europe is set to decline, according to an ING report, as European utilities grow more selective In European Utilities Outlook: More Investment but More Selective in 2024, ING’s head of corporates sector strategy Nadège Tillier noted that investment grew by 10% a year between 2018 and 2022. Despite this, she contended 2024 […]

Robeco makes key distribution and ETF hires

Asset manager Robeco has appointed Ana Claver to the role of head of Europe wholesale and Nick King to head up its new ETF platform. Claver (pictured) will oversee the wholesale teams, the firm said, as well as develop and execute strategic plans for the wholesale division in Europe, aligning with Robeco’s overall objectives. Madrid-based […]

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