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Mats Langensjo

Report recommends sweeping changes to AP7 strategy

Fri, 14 Jun 2019By

Mats Langensjö calls for more diverse investment approach for €44bn first-pillar default fund in new report

Cranes

BpfBouw increases dollar hedge following currency loss

Fri, 14 Jun 2019By

Construction sector scheme loses 2.1% on currency hedge chiefly due to appreciation of dollar in 2018

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ESG ‘lacks market standards and best practice’: Austrian National Bank

Fri, 14 Jun 2019By

OeNB treasurer sees ‘major differences’ in implementation of ESG strategies by providers as their use spreads across the region

Stock market returns

Chart of the Week: Global passive assets hit €8.3trn

Fri, 14 Jun 2019By

IPE’s Top 400 Asset Managers survey reveals extent of growth in interest in passive and index-based investing

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Few cross-border funds meet new German performance fee criteria

Thu, 13 Jun 2019By

Fitz Partners finds that only 13% of Ucits funds would meet tighter performance fee structure conditions effective from December 

Pedestrians

UK asset managers launch representation report on black workforce

Thu, 13 Jun 2019By

Fewer than 1% of investment managers in the UK are black, according to a new report from the Investment Association

Batteries

​AMF, ATP, Folksam join $1bn capital raise for Swedish green battery firm

Thu, 13 Jun 2019By

ATP says access to new car technology and strong potential return as “a match we really like” as it takes a stake in Northvolt

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Dollar, yen appreciation behind Philips scheme’s 2.4% investment loss

Thu, 13 Jun 2019By

Pension fund wants to maintain currency hedge but has halved the value of the position ‘for strategic reasons’

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L&G launches blockchain-based pension insurance platform [updated]

Thu, 13 Jun 2019By

Legal & General has teamed up with Amazon to develop a blockchain-based pension risk transfer process, dubbed Estua-re

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Solar panels

​Alecta CEO calls on Swedish debt office to back green bonds

Tue, 11 Jun 2019By

Magnus Billing says Sweden’s Riksgälden should get past its objections to green bonds and learn from French example

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Ex-CEOs of major European pension funds back new climate endowment

Thu, 6 Jun 2019By IPE Staff

Mats Anderson, formerly of AP4, and Philippe Desfossés, ex-CEO of ERAFP, named as supporters of fund targeting €20-40bn in assets

On the Record: Tough times at home

June 2019 (Magazine)By

We asked two pension funds to share their views about investing in Europe at this crucial juncture for its economy 

gregoire haenni

How we run our money: CPEG

June 2019 (Magazine)By

Grégoire Haenni, CIO of CPEG, the public pension fund for the Swiss canton of Geneva, explains the fund’s multidimensional approach to asset allocation

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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Policies needed

June 2019 (Magazine)By

The new European Commission will inherit a coherent but partially implemented Capital Markets Union (CMU) in the autumn. But much needs to be done to consolidate, refocus and re-energise this landmark constellation of policies and objectives.

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No going back

June 2019 (Magazine)By

There is no going back to the days when the key political divide was between mainstream left and right

All Analysis and Opinion

raj thamotheram

Long-term matters: Exxon’s AGM – can investors learn from the slave trade?

June 2019 (Magazine)By Raj Thamotheram,

English evangelical protestants allied with the Quakers initiated the campaign to abolish the UK slave trade in the early nineteenth century. Two centuries later, the Vatican has said that climate change is a “moral and religious imperative for humanity”. Will the fate of fossil fuel companies be defined by public, sovereign and religious investors? And can other investors watch from the sidelines?

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Guest viewpoint: Beat Zaugg

June 2019 (Magazine)By

A striking indication of ESG’s importance in Switzerland is that Ueli Maurer, the country’s president, will be the keynote speaker at the Swiss Sustainable Finance annual conference in Bern

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 

All Columns

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    Closing date: 2019-06-17.

  • QN-2544

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    Asset region: North America (USA/Canada).
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    Closing date: 2019-06-17.

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    Asset region: Europe.
    Size: Total CHF 600m, approx. CHF 100-300m per fund investment.
    Closing date: 2019-06-28.

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Ahead of the curve: Unlocking new insights

June 2019 (Magazine)By

Fundamental investment success involves developing a view on global trends and future market directions as well as identifying relevant investments that are aligned with this strategy. This second step of the process is long and labourious. 

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Ahead of the curve: Raising the bar on data privacy

April 2019 (Magazine)By ,

Technology is central to how we live our everyday lives in the world today – it has enabled us to be more connected, more productive and more informed than ever before

All Ahead of The Curve

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