Asset owners from Ireland, Sweden, France and the UK argue that numbers aren’t the only way of measuring impacts
Laetitia Tankwe, adviser to Ircantec’s president, joins two incumbent asset owner representatives in being elected
CEO Torben Möger Pedersen takes solo award, while AP4, FRR, ERAFP and ÄVWL are all multiple winners
Laurent Galzy appointed CEO of the €30bn pension fund for a four year term
‘Aviva Retraite Professionnelle’ is first FRPS vehicle to launch since 2016 reform
Asset managers looking forward to pension savings boost from PACTE law
ERAFP chief executive to leave in December amid wide-ranging reform of the French system
Finland takes third spot; Spain debuts with a C grade for its system
Scheme to dump traditional bond holdings, shares in specialised and non-European majors
Plus: eVestment secures undisclosed consultant and fee data for new service; UBP enters impact investing space
Plus: Canadian pensions giant teams up with Generation for long-term investments; Hope for impact reporting ‘coalescence’
Lyxor and Invesco launch tech-based exchange-traded funds, TOBAM cuts its carbon footprint, and IM Global Partners adds liquid alts
Total company payouts hit new highs in France, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and Ireland
Plus: FRR adds BlackRock to transition manager roster; Finland’s Keva hires fixed income technology provider
Plus: €1.7bn Ircantec bond mandate, UK schemes appoint DC providers
Also: BMO to drop F&C brand, new Women in Finance charter signatories
Plus: Russell Investments wins transition management mandate from France’s FRR
New association of small institutional investors wants to tackle niche ESG topics
Former NN Investment Partners CIO Hans Stoter to lead fixed income business as part of changes
Loi PACTE proposal aims to simplify and unify employee supplementary savings regimes
President Emmanuel Macron’s promised pension system reform is a work in progress
Liberté, egalité, diversité: an outline of France’s pension regimes
Jean-François Boulier, president of Af2i outlines his association’s activities and ambitions
DB schemes’ collective shortfall could increase dramatically if withdrawal agreement fails, and improve if it passes
Given overall pressure on funding rates and falling asset markets, 2019 looks set to be a year where good governance and adaptability to external events will be crucial
Applying economics models to understand politics is like trying to use a trowel to saw a piece of wood in half
Pension funds should always act as long-term investors whenever possible
In January, in this column, I highlighted areas to watch for 2018. In the spirit of holding myself to account, it’s time to see how they panned out
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While he derives some satisfaction from advances in green energy and the like, Sven Giegold is unhappy that most global investment can still be classed as environmentally unsustainable.
Are non-peforming loans an investor’s dream come true? Or do they represent immeasurable risks?
Tensions are rising in Brussels as the EU institutional mandate approaches its end ahead of the Parliamentary elections in May 2019, and the Commission has already ceased issuing new proposals in the absence of legislative time.
The race is on to complete the EU’s flagship Capital Markets Union project before the mandates of the Commission and Parliament elapse next year
Another step by Brussels to ease financing to business across the EU comes with measures to facilitate the cross-border distribution of investment funds
PensionsEurope is concerned about a Brexit ‘no deal’ and is calling for negotiators to pay heed to the €3.54trn sector’s interests
Radical upgrades to the EU’s corporate tax base norms have never been so close to fruition
Europe’s asset management industry is lobbying against any mandatory guaranteed default option in the third-pillar PEPP proposal
As the risk of a no-deal Brexit comes into focus, attention is turning to ways to mitigate the damage across financial services, including asset management and pensions
The EU’s securitisation package has finally passed through the European Parliament and Council. However, the new rules will not be applied until January 2019
The EU’s controversial mandate for a radical shake up of financial supervision has received a cool reception from the pensions sector as well as smaller EU members
International investors in the EU have for decades been suffering from woeful dispute settlement proceedings when involved in cases against public authorities
Discussions over the payment of social costs for workers from central and eastern European countries posted temporarily to wealthier EU countries are playing a major role in the attempt to update existing directives
At first sight, the benefits of the European Commission’s Pan European Personal Pension (PEPP) regulation proposal seem clear. But it did not take long for commentators to point out the considerable hurdles
The European Commission’s “further steps to drive forward the Capital Markets Union (CMU)” outline nine new priority legislative actions to solve the EU’s long-term cross-border investment challenge
Strong words on Brexit are flying in political circles. But behind the theatre, concerns about the future of London’s fund management sector are emerging
In contrast to complaints that Brussels’s legislation burdens the financial sector, the European Commission may be gratified by the positive response to its flagship Capital Markets Union (CMU) programme.
Nothing could be clearer. For the financial sector, at least, there is nothing to fear from Brexit. All the UK has to do is to apply to the EU’s rules – the crucial term ‘equivalence’
The European Commission’s project to set up a pension scheme for research and development professionals whose careers take them across EU borders has finally reached its first stages of operation.
The prolongation for 18 months of pension funds’ exemption from posting collateral when trading over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives is leading PensionsEurope to seek clarification.