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Scottish independence referendum: very tight race, we expect Scotland to vote no
Eurozone: inflation stable, business
confidence slips again
Fed: continues tapering
Latest news and market data on emerging market bonds and equities.
Weekly Market Update
An uneven recovery
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Forecasts at a glance:
uneven global recovery
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Read the latest issue of Equities Highlights
This issue of Equities Highlights takes an in-depth look at the General Retail, Leisure and Logistics sectors, all of which have encountered opportunities and challenges.
View Equities Highlights - Issue 5
Issue 4 FIFA World Cup issue.
Issue 3 UK coverage edition.
Issue 2 Innovation issue.
Issue 1 best ideas edition.
Equity Capital Markets
Berenberg executes a multitude of transactions on the capital market
Having already successfully completed 46 equity placements with a total transaction volume of more than EUR 12bn since the beginning of 2013, Berenberg once more underlined its outstanding position in Equity Capital Markets (ECM). With 35 ECM transactions in the German speaking region alone since 2013, Berenberg is the #1 investment bank in Equity Capital Markets by number of issues.
Berenberg is currently involved in the following transactions while also preparing various transactions which are not public yet:
- €140m Rights Issue for Westgrund (Joint Global Coordinator)
- €750m IPO of Rocket Internet (Joint Global Coordinator)
Overview of ECM transactions
Debt Capital Markets
Debt Capital Markets Team with a successful start in 2014
Last year, Berenberg successfully originated 13 primary market transactions, including Corporate, High Yield, Convertible, Covered and Government Bonds as well as private placements. Driven by this success and strong track record, Berenberg decided to establish a team of seven people in Frankfurt and Vienna to further foster the already significant position in the Debt Capital Markets.
During the first two quarters of 2014, Berenberg placed the first registered benchmark bond with a volume of EUR 500 million for Slovakia, followed by a EUR 275 million convertible bond including the tap for Grand City Properties S.A. and a further convertible for Cancom, a German company listed in the TecDax. Furthermore, we joined the syndicate in the new EUR 250 million high yield bond issue of the Greek company Intralot S.A.. Currently, further transactions are in execution and expected to be closed soon.
Selected DCM transactions
In his webblog Berenberg's chief economist Dr Holger Schmieding writes about current market events - and his view on them.
Seit 1993 berichtet Dr. Schmieding über die Finanzwelt.
Aktuelle Themen der Finanzwelt werden beleuchtet und kritisch hinterfragt.
Berenberg's chief economist Dr. Holger Schmieding is No. 1 for Europe again
In the annual Thomson Reuters Extel survey, financial professionals have chosen Berenberg chief Economist Dr. Holger Schmieding as the top-ranked analyst for Pan-European Economics & Macro. Read more
Get the latest economic updates from our award-winning economists here
Berenberg wins Investment Product or Service Innovation category at PAM Awards 2014
Berenberg has been recognised for its commitment to developing innovative investment management solutions by being named winner in the 2014 PAM Awards Investment Product or Service Innovation category, announced in March 2014. ...read more
Read up on all winners of this years' PAM awards in an article from thewealthnet.com
Annual Report 2013
Berenberg finished the year 2013 with outstanding results - please find further details in our annual report.
View our Annual Report here
Fund manager comments
Our fund managers give an update on the current portfolio positioning in our latest videos.
Berenberg Funds Update
Berenberg wins £3.5bn Aerion currency overlay mandate
London/Hamburg. Berenberg, one of Europe’s leading privately owned banks, based in Hamburg, has been chosen to manage an active currency overlay mandate for Aerion Fund Management, one of the UK’s largest in-house pension fund managers. Following a comprehensive due diligence, Aerion – which manages the National Grid UK pension fund – selected Berenberg for its riskorientated and rule-based process to manage the underlying currency exposure of the fund’s overseas investments.
SEPA - Single Euro Payments Area
The new SEPA directive came into force on 1st February 2014. The different national payment schemes for credit transfers and direct debits will be replaced with the new uniform SEPA payment scheme across all European countries.
Instead of your bank account number and sort code, you will in future need the IBAN (International Bank Account Number) and BIC (Business Identifier Code). Both codes can be found on your account statements or your girocard.
Further information about SEPA
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