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Switzerland

Swiss pension funds’ alternatives allocation hits double digits

Mon, 16 Sep 2019By

Complementa study also finds that pension funds will have to cut benefits to close the gap between required returns and forecast returns

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​PFA sheds Chinese coal stocks in latest climate purge

Mon, 16 Sep 2019By

Danish fund divests seven companies and puts another seven under observation as part of its semi-annual portfolio climate review

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Market bounce boosts second-quarter gains for Portuguese funds

Mon, 16 Sep 2019By

Strong relative investment performance was not enough to compensate for rising liabilities, according to Willis Towers Watson

Stockholm, Sweden

​Reprieve for Swedish pension firms as government delays reform

Mon, 16 Sep 2019By

The Timetable for establishing a procured marketplace has been pushed back by four months to the start of 2021, giving managers more time to prepare

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Lack of responsible opportunities will hinder ESG investing, survey finds

Fri, 13 Sep 2019By

European survey conducted by NNIP reveals 50% believe RI carries risk management challenge

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LCP questions high performance fees paid by ailing Dutch schemes

Fri, 13 Sep 2019By Sameer van Alfen

ABP and PFZW paid out €1.4bn in performance fees over five years – but could still cut pension payments

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Chart of the Week: European pension assets exceed €7.7trn

Fri, 13 Sep 2019By

IPE’s Top 1000 Pension Funds survey shows that total assets under management have increased despite market turmoil

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NEST to launch regulated investment arm

Fri, 13 Sep 2019By

The £8bn multi-employer scheme has requested authorisation from the UK regulator to set up NEST Invest to allow co-investments and derivatives use

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NEST names managers for first move into private markets

Fri, 13 Sep 2019By

Amundi and BlackRock will manage roughly 5% of the DC master trust’s default funds with inflows expected to start in October

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Amundi teams up with Asian infrastructure bank for $1bn climate bond fund

Tue, 10 Sep 2019By

Also: AXA IM launches impact fund focused on Asia, Africa and Latin America; NN IP green bond fund reaches €1bn

Coal mining

UK, Danish pension funds file lobbying resolution against BHP

Wed, 4 Sep 2019By

CEPB and MP Pension among major institutional shareholders demanding that the mining giant abandons lobby groups that operate at odds with the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change

All Climate Change Investing

On the Record: Emerging markets

September 2019 (Magazine)By

We asked two pension funds whether the distinction between emerging and developed markets still makes sense

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How we run our money: PGB

September 2019 (Magazine)By

Harold Clijsen CIO of Dutch multi-sector Pensioenfonds PGB, speaks to Carlo Svaluto Moreolo about asset allocation, sustainable investment and member communications

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Briefing: The cliff-hanger of European banks

September 2019 (Magazine)By Dewi John

It has been a bad decade for European financials, with share prices still a fraction of their pre-crisis highs

Briefing: Give credit to CDS indices

September 2019 (Magazine)By

DB pension funds could benefit from synthetic credit exposures provided by credit default swap indices

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Briefing: Sri Lanka after the bombings

September 2019 (Magazine)By

The tragic Easter Sunday bombings have devastated tourism, a key plank of the economy

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A Franco-German challenge

September 2019 (Magazine)By

France and Germany are the two countries that stand out the most for their comprehensive state pension systems and for underdeveloped second-pillar framework

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Market paradoxes demand new ideas

September 2019 (Magazine)By

It is the most fundamental premise of investing yet it is increasingly redundant: invest your money rather than hiding it under the mattress

All Analysis and Opinion

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

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US equities: Past, present and future

July/August 2019 (magazine)By

Are US equity valuations in bubble territory? 

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Government Bonds - Euro-zone: Turning Japanese

June 2019 (Magazine)By Dewi John

The euro-zone appears to be in a low-growth liquidity trap redolent of Japan

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Greenwish: wishful thinking in the ESG world

September 2019 (Magazine)By Raj Thamotheram

Every so often I come across a paper which I think is a ‘must read’ and Duncan Austin’s ‘Greenwish: the wishful thinking undermining the ambition of sustainable business’* is one.

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Guest viewpoint: Tracy Blackwell, Pension Insurance Corporation

September 2019 (Magazine)By

The financial services industry is one of the least trusted in the UK. The Purpose of Finance project aims to address issues of trust and reform

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Animal welfare: Probing the global meat complex

July/August 2019 (magazine)By Raj Thamotheram,

Everyone knows about ‘big oil’ and how much influence the global agribusiness sector has. But there is less awareness about the negative impacts of meat producers – the ‘global meat complex’. 

Guest viewpoint: Adam Matthews and John Howchin

July/August 2019 (magazine)

“The Brumadinho dam tragedy causes us to question if we have created the conditions for a set of disasters”

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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

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