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Special Report

Impact investing


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Managers urged to comply with new cost disclosure templates

Tue, 21 May 2019By

Minister warns government could legislate to enforce new transparency codes if managers fail to adopt the templates voluntarily

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

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SSGA presents ‘game-changing’ ESG scoring system

Tue, 21 May 2019By

SASB-based transparent system incentivises companies to improve practices and reporting of environmental, social and governance issues

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Swiss back top-up cash for state pension fund in referendum

Mon, 20 May 2019By

Proposal, which was linked to corporate tax reform, foresees an extra CHF2bn (€1.8bn) annually for state pension plan from 2020

Simon Pilcher USS

Largest UK pension scheme names new investment chief

Mon, 20 May 2019By IPE Staff

Former CEO of fixed income at M&G Prudential to join USS in October

Afsluitdijk, Netherlands

Dutch asset managers positive ahead of sovereign green bond debut

Mon, 20 May 2019By

Dutch state Treasury Agency poised to tap the market with a 20-year bond for a target volume of €4bn-€6bn


AXA Switzerland eyes CHF260m domestic equity allocation

Mon, 20 May 2019By IPE Staff

The Swiss asset owner wants to invest CHF130m across two actively managed strategies, according to IPE Quest searches

All News

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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

ExxonMobil oil rig

Church fund to vote against entire Exxon board over climate change

Thu, 9 May 2019By

Church of England’s £8.3bn endowment fund joins forces with New York public pension fund to increase pressure on oil giant

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

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. 

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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 

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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  • QN-2540

    Asset class: All/Large Cap Equities.
    Asset region: UK.
    Size: The fund will be added to our guided fund range.
    Closing date: 2019-05-27.

  • QN-2541

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

  • QN-2542

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

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