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ESG: The metrics jigsaw



ICT firm Centric to take over ailing provider AGH

Wed, 11 Dec 2019By

Centric to add pension fund trio to its seven existing clients

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Mandate roundup: Swiss scheme tenders EM mandate via IPE Quest

Tue, 10 Dec 2019Updated: Tue, 10 Dec 2019By IPE Staff

Plus: UK’s Brunel PP awards global high alpha brief

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UK roundup: WTW urges investors to review multi-asset strategies

Tue, 10 Dec 2019By Venilia Amorim

Mercer forecasts quadrupling of UK pension scheme bulk buy-outs over next decade

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Accounting board joins calls for focus on environmental reporting

Tue, 10 Dec 2019By

‘It is now beyond doubt that the financial impacts of climate change will be material for the vast majority of large companies’

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Dutch tax experts warn of lump sum disadvantage

Tue, 10 Dec 2019By Martine Wolzak,

‘People could end up in highest tax band’

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​AP1 to lose 4 internal equity managers in shift to passive

Mon, 9 Dec 2019By

Swedish national pension fund revamps strategy after missing some equity targets

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CDC, Lærernes among backers of Amundi-EIB green credit programme

Mon, 9 Dec 2019By

Programme aims to help plug climate finance gaps by developing green debt markets beyond investment grade green bonds

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Natixis: Institutional investors expect global financial crisis in next five years

Mon, 9 Dec 2019By IPE Staff

Volatility, a continuation of the historically low yield environment and foreign interference in elections are also key trends to watch over the next 12 months

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​Sampension invests in German, Irish green bonds and plans more

Mon, 9 Dec 2019By

Major Nordic pension players invest in World Bank’s first green bond issue in Danish kroner

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Private equity investors to make climate change shifts

Mon, 2 Dec 2019By

Investors plan to modify their private equity portfolios to combat climate change


PRI names lawyer for ‘legal framework for impact’ project

Fri, 29 Nov 2019By

Freshfields to explore legal questions about ‘new frontier for responsible investment’

All Climate Change Investing

On the record: Is private equity lagging behind the ESG curve?

December 2019 (Magazine)By

IPE asked three pension funds how private equity managers are progressing in terms of integrating responsible investment

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How we run our money: Pension Danmark

December 2019 (Magazine)By

Torben Möger Pedersen , CEO of PensionDanmark, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo that he sees the Danish pension provider as part of an improved Scandinavian welfare system

All Interviews

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iTDFs: A formula to end retirement blues?

December 2019 (Magazine)By Per UK Linnemann

All over the world, the financial industry is grappling with the ‘ideal’ post retirement investment strategy and with how best to pay out income in retirement. There is an arms race and the question is the following: who will win the retirement agenda? 

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Emerging market debt: Argentina makes investors cry

December 2019 (Magazine)By Rodrigo Amaral

Who needs Pennywise the terrifying clown when one has Argentine bonds in their investment portfolios?

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Ongoing UCITS fees are falling

December 2019 (Magazine)By ,

UCITS are an example of EU financial innovation and a global success story. With €10.1trn in total net assets, UCITS help global investors save for financial goals, including retirement, education, and housing. 

All Briefings

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Can we all be Canadian?

December 2019 (Magazine)By

As we approach the 2020s, what have we learned about pension investing in the last 20 years?

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The fiscal shift is no solution

December 2019 (Magazine)By

There is a growing consensus that there needs to be a shift from extraordinary monetary policy to fiscal activism. Although quantitative easing (QE) will continue, there is a widespread recognition that its effects are diminishing.

All Analysis and Opinion

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Emerging Market Debt - Global View: A mixed picture

November 2019 (Magazine)By

Although emerging markets are in aggregate enjoying structural improvements, there are stark differences between regions

Small & mid-cap equities: Public or private markets?

October 2019 (Magazine)By

Public markets are shrinking while private markets are attracting huge amounts of capital. But it is still not clear which is the better bet

Emerging market equities: ESG in Latin America

September 2019 (Magazine)By Rodrigo Amaral

An anti-corruption drive by Latin American companies is creating opportunities for responsible investors

All Investing in...

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Long-term matters: Financial sector employees can help win the climate change fight

December 2019 (Magazine)By Raj Thamotheram,

More than a thousand Google employees have signed a public letter calling on the company to take bold action on climate change. They joined employees in other companies such as Amazon and Microsoft who published similar letters, calling their companies to take real action on climate change in response to the climate crisis.

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Guest viewpoint: Bob Collie

December 2019 (Magazine)By

“With DC now globally dominant, the momentum that has been building is likely to continue” 

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Guest viewpoint: Kerrin Rosenberg

November 2019 (Magazine)By

“It is crucial to remember that the focus on good governance extends to including illiquid and private investment”

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Long Term Matters: Time to shit or get off the (ESG) pot

November 2019 (Magazine)By Raj Thamotheram

The ESG project is well beyond its childhood, even its teenage years. PRI has been going for 13 years and SRI activity pre-dated it by a decade. 

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Guest viewpoint: Jennifer Choi & Brian Hoehn

October 2019 (Magazine)By ,

“Principles 3.0 is intended to offer a road map to optimal partnerships in the private equity industry”

All Columns


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Ahead of the Curve: Value investing in the next decade

December 2019 (Magazine)By Knut Gezelius

Winds of change are blowing relentlessly across the globe and the investment world is no exception. Central to this evolution is the growth of intangible assets, ranging from brands and patents to franchise agreements and digital platforms. 

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Ahead of the curve: The duration bubble

November 2019 (Magazine)By

Has the world entered a new paradigm in which growth, inflation and value investing are dead? Various indicators might have us believe this is the case. 

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