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Paris, France

ERAFP tendering €5bn of euro-zone, European equity mandates

Fri, 27 May 2016By

ERAFP set to award seven mandates to replace agreements expiring next year

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Joseph Mariathasan: European venture capital falling behind

Fri, 27 May 2016By

European VC may be on the rise, but it still lacks the big ideas, writes Joseph Mariathasan

Tromso, Norway

FSB work on climate risk disclosure a 'priority', says Norges Bank

Fri, 27 May 2016By

Asset manager for Norwegian sovereign fund backs idea of sector, asset class-specific reporting metrics

Circuit board

Dutch Philips scheme amends strategic allocation as returns slump

Fri, 27 May 2016By

Pension fund seeks to adjust ratio between matching, return portfolio as indexation unlikely for years

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Strategically Speaking: Nikko Asset Management

May 2016 (Magazine)

From a European perspective the story of Japanese finance over the decades seems to be one of dramatic rise followed by spectacular fall 

On the Record: How have you broadened your bond exposure?

May 2016 (Magazine)By

Three investors - Ilmarinen, MN and SEB Pension - share details about their fixed income allocations

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Proxy access: Flexing muscles

May 2016 (Magazine)By Christopher O’Dea

Big US public pension plans want listed companies to include shareholders’ director nominees in company proxy statements

Private Equity Fees: Standardisation still elusive

May 2016 (Magazine)By Jennifer Bollen

A string of initiatives has attempted to resolve the complexity and opacity of private equity fees. One of latest such initiatives has received mixed reviews from European investors

Behind Chinese walls

May 2016 (Magazine)

Liyu Zeng and Priscilla Luk analyse the challenges in designing a benchmark to measure the performance of both offshore and onshore listed companies

All Briefings

Long-Term Matters: Absolutely no excuses

June 2016 (Magazine)By Raj Thamotheram

The big US proxy fights – at Chevron, Exxon and Southern Company – over resolutions to publish 2°C climate change stress tests happened in May. Did common sense prevail? Those who abstained or voted against have reasons – none hold water. So thinking ahead to 2017 when climate risk will be more salient, now is a time to reflect.

Up the knowledge curve

May 2016 (Magazine)By

Public understanding of long-term investment can be limited. Repeated exercises in the Netherlands have shown that when pension fund members are asked about their investment-risk tolerance, they say they want a higher return and no risk

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Investing In Private Equity: Megafund magnets

May 2016 (Magazine)By

While there is a great deal of activity in the private equity market, the big inflows of investment are mainly going to the large funds

Secondaries move up the ladder

May 2016 (Magazine)By

The secondary market has become an integral part of the private equity universe. Even big sovereign wealth funds are participating

European Venture Capital: Era of disruptive ventures

May 2016 (Magazine)

The use of disruptive technologies is opening up opportunities for European venture capital to build successful global companies

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Long-Term Matters: Absolutely no excuses

June 2016 (Magazine)By Raj Thamotheram

The big US proxy fights – at Chevron, Exxon and Southern Company – over resolutions to publish 2°C climate change stress tests happened in May. Did common sense prevail? Those who abstained or voted against have reasons – none hold water. So thinking ahead to 2017 when climate risk will be more salient, now is a time to reflect.

Long-Term Matters: Hug a whistle-blower

May 2016 (Magazine)By Raj Thamotheram.

Ask any board director or chief executive of a well-run company what they worry about most and the answer is invariably ‘what I don’t know is happening’

Guest Viewpoint: Peter Kraneveld – International Pensions Adviser

May 2016 (Magazine)

“Let’s stop using the term de-risking altogether and use the right words for what we are doing”

Diary of an Investor: Stretch and flex with credit

May 2016 (Magazine)By Pieter Mullen

Years ago, people used to claim that the equity-risk premium was the most important metric in a pension fund’s long-term investment plans 

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Wednesday people roundup

Wed, 25 May 2016By IPE Staff

AllianzGI, Profond, AXA Investment Managers, Financial Stability Board, PGGM, CPPIB, Aon Hewitt, Hymans Robertson, BMO Global Asset Management, Aberdeen Asset Management

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Ahead of the Curve: The investment conundrum

May 2016 (Magazine)

Alan Porter argues that investors should favour businesses that prioritise long-term capital investment rather than simply seeking out those paying high dividends

Ahead of the Curve: The deflationary impacts of web 2.0

April 2016 (Magazine)

Edward Shing examines the deflationary effects of the emerging ‘sharing economy’ on traditional companies

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