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​Sweden revamps AP fund boards with industry veterans and academics

Fri, 24 May 2019By

New chairs for AP1 and AP3, along with three new deputies and 12 new board members across the €126bn system

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Study highlights imbalance between dividends and pension payments

Fri, 24 May 2019By

LCP found that FTSE 100 companies paid £90bn to shareholders and just £13bn to pension funds in 2018

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Brexit: UK recession warning as prime minister quits party leadership

Fri, 24 May 2019By

Economists have issued renewed warnings of a possible UK recession after prime minister Theresa May this morning announced her resignation.

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Chart of the Week: Brexit helps Ireland hit record AUM

Fri, 24 May 2019By

ETFs, Brexit transfers and market performance pushed Irish AUM to an all-time high of €2.64trn in the first quarter of 2019, according to new data

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France’s FRR awards €1.7bn domestic, European small cap mandates

Fri, 24 May 2019By

Award concludes search launched in April last year, with US small cap and Japanese equity searches still outstanding

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£45bn local authority investment pool appoints permanent chair

Thu, 23 May 2019By ,

Gerald Cooney, vice-deputy of Greater Manchester Pension Fund, has taken over from Paul Doughty at the Northern LGPS

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Ex-regulator slams piling up of pension fund rules

Thu, 23 May 2019By

A former head of pension fund supervision in the Netherlands has argued that risk reduction requirements for schemes are over the top and counter-productive

All News

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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 

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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

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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

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Connecting climate dots

May 2019 (Magazine)By

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

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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

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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...

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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

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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. 

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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 

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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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