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Solar panels

€5.9bn Dutch green bond deemed ‘expensive’

Wed, 22 May 2019By Sameer van Alfen,

APG, PGGM, SPOV and Cardano were allocated €411m collectively, from a total of €5.9bn raised by the first AAA-rated sovereign green bond

BP

BP investors press company on climate change reporting, targets

Wed, 22 May 2019By

Management-backed shareholder resolution gets more than 99% of votes, but Follow This hails backers of its separate resolution as the ‘heroes’

Fearless Girl

Investors remain unconvinced on financial benefits of diversity

Wed, 22 May 2019By

Some major asset owners are concerned that focusing too much on workforce diversity could put them in breach of their fiduciary duty

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Sustainability accounting standards investor group expands

Wed, 22 May 2019By

NBIM, Brunel Pension Partnership and Canadian pension funds among 15 new members of advisory group

Salisbury Cathedral

Church of England warns on volatility after 1.8% return for 2018

Tue, 21 May 2019By

Allocations to private equity and strategic land post gains in excess of 20% as listed equity portfolio hammered by market volatility

Geneva, Switzerland

Swiss voters approve €4bn recapitalisation of Geneva pension fund

Tue, 21 May 2019By

A plan worth CHF4.4bn will take the Swiss canton’s public pension scheme to a funding level of 75%, but without a DB to DC shift

Traditional houses of Amsterdam, Netherlands

PGGM to increase impact investments through private equity funds

Tue, 21 May 2019By Frank van Alphen

The asset manager has found that innovative companies are usually too small for direct investment to be suitable

All News

Tobacco

ESG roundup: Another investor culls tobacco firms

Tue, 14 May 2019By

Also: AP7 hails climate change actions by German firms RWE and BASF to address lobbying concerns 

Extinction Rebellion protesters outside the PLSA's Local Authority Conference in Swindon

Climate change protesters disrupt pensions conference

Tue, 14 May 2019By

Extinction Rebellion representatives press government minister to scale back LGPS’ investments in fossil fuels

On the Record: The volatility question

May 2019 (Magazine)By

We asked two European pension funds how they view, and invest in, the hedge fund sector at a time when volatility is structurally low

andrea ash railpen

How we run our money: Railpen

May 2019 (Magazine)By

Andrea Ash (pictured), investment director at RPMI Railpen, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo about the UK pension fund’s private markets strategy

All Interviews

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China: To be or not to be

May 2019 (Magazine)By

Investors are divided on whether to classify Chinese equities as a distinct asset class

Becoming a mortgage lender

May 2019 (Magazine)By

More pension funds are eyeing residential mortgages as an asset class

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Economic outlook: Dancing with steamrollers

May 2019 (Magazine)By Dewi John

Clouds are gathering for the global economy

All Briefings

liam kennedy

Connecting climate dots

May 2019 (Magazine)By

The transition to a low-carbon economy should lead to significant economic opportunity

daniel ben ami

Cultivating judgement

May 2019 (Magazine)By

One of the big challenges we face, both in the financial world and in everyday life, is how to overcome our biases

All Analysis and Opinion

private markets post double digit returns

Private equity: An expanding universe

February 2019 (Magazine)By

A significant growth in direct lending has helped boost the private equity market

All Investing in...

raj thamotheram

Don’t panic (yet) about populism

May 2019 (Magazine)By Raj Thamotheram

When I called for investor engagement with Facebook and the social media giants, I did not expect to see a sovereign wealth fund leading such an initiative just three months later

Christin Ter Braak-Forstinger

Guest Viewpoint: Christin ter Braak-Forstinger

May 2019 (Magazine)

Impact investing has undergone a rapid evolution over the past decade. What originally started with investments in countries at the bottom of the pyramid has become a valid investment approach in developed countries as well. 

Satellite orbiting

Joseph Mariathasan: Satellites’ ‘PC moment’ has profound implications

Tue, 23 Apr 2019By

Vastly reduced costs of launching and building satellites opens up range of new opportunities 

raj thamotheram

Long-term matters: Lessons for Climate Action 100+

April 2019 (Magazine)By Raj Thamotheram

Fund management is a pretty opaque profession, and no aspect more so than the way investors hold the management of investee companies accountable

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Guest Viewpoint: Manuel Adamini, Sean Flannery, Toby Heaps and Eloy Lindeijer

April 2019 (Magazine)

“Time to invite brown corporates to the green bond party”

All Columns

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    Closing date: 2019-05-27.

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    Asset region: Switzerland.
    Size: CHF 130m.
    Closing date: 2019-06-04.

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    Asset class: All/Large Cap Equities.
    Asset region: Switzerland.
    Size: CHF 130m.
    Closing date: 2019-06-04.

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