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Asset management roundup: Natixis spreads its wings in real assets

Thu, 18 Jan 2018By

Plus: Franklin Templeton buys Edinburgh Partners, Tikehau backs venture capital firm

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FRR awards €5bn in liability-matching mandates

Tue, 16 Jan 2018By

AXA IM and Amundi appointed to run assets to help meet payments to social security system

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One Planet Summit: Investors, regulators ‘raise their game’

Fri, 15 Dec 2017By

European Commission on investor duties; AXA IM climate policy; Climate Action 100+ challenged

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Investor pledges, demands and criticism as Paris Agreement turns two

Tue, 12 Dec 2017By

High level events in Paris galvanise flurry of climate-change-related announcements

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ESG roundup: UK pension fund body warns members on climate risk

Wed, 6 Dec 2017By

Plus: Southern Europeans lauch investor network, UK government backs social impact, green finance

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Mandate roundup: German fund in €1bn LDI search on IPE Quest

Tue, 5 Dec 2017By IPE Staff

Plus: ERAFP tenders out €2bn currency hedging mandate

UK housing

ESG roundup: France's Ircantec launches energy poverty initiative

Fri, 1 Dec 2017By

Plus: IIGCC, Brunel Pension Partnership, ICGN, Ethos, Aon 

Onno Steenbeek, APG; Elisabeth Bourqui, ABB; Vincent Mortier, Amundi; Liam Kennedy, IPE

IPE Conference: How ABB's digital strategy underpins its multi-national pensions

Thu, 30 Nov 2017By

ABB’s pensions chief emphasises importance of technology, while Amundi explains outlook for real estate, private equity

Bitcoin

TOBAM seeks to bring Bitcoin to institutional investors

Wed, 22 Nov 2017By

French asset manager launches unregulated mutual fund for the ground-breaking cryptocurrency

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Mandate roundup: Scottish pension fund seeks investment software

Wed, 8 Nov 2017By

Plus: €200m equity mandates for French scheme, custodian for London fund, ESG equity for Finnish church fund 

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ESG roundup: ESG drives insurer-asset manager tie-up

Tue, 7 Nov 2017By

Plus: Companies getting more serious about water, diesel bans may cause emissions target miss

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France roundup: Ircantec tenders €800m systematic equity mandate

Mon, 30 Oct 2017By

Plus: FRR awards venture capital mandates to three firms

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Nine European asset owners among 'most responsible' investors [updated]

Wed, 25 Oct 2017By Florence Chong

1% allocation towards sustainable investments from top 25 funds would outstrip international aid

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France's ERAFP eyes housing deals for civil servant members

Tue, 19 Sep 2017By

€28bn pension scheme wants its hospital and regional authority sector members to benefit from innovative arrangement

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French cabinet names high commissioner for pension reform

Fri, 15 Sep 2017By

Delevoye to steer groundwork as OECD indicates favourable stance on Macron’s overall reform plan  

France: Shaking things up

September 2017 (Magazine)

French pension funds and first-pillar reform are on the horizon

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France roundup: FRR private equity mandates; FRPS rules published

Mon, 31 Jul 2017By

Regulatory framework for new pension fund vehicles is emerging; Natixis to appeal €35m fine

Emmanuel Macron, presidential candidate for En Marche!

Joseph Mariathasan: The Macron phenomenon

Mon, 19 Jun 2017By

France’s new president is a stark contrast to counterparts in the US and UK, but his work has only started

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ERAFP plans €50m low carbon equity fund investments

Fri, 19 May 2017By

Fund selection was inspired by performance on a virtual asset management platform 

All Latest France News

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Pensions In France: Why make it simple?

May 2017 (Magazine)By

French pension schemes are up in arms over plans for a decree they say imposes harmful constraints on how they manage their assets. Susanna Rust reports

Asset Allocation: A diversification call

May 2017 (Magazine)By

Gail Moss writes that French pension providers are looking to diversify their asset allocation to counter political and economic uncertainty

Ircantec raises risk profile

May 2017 (Magazine)By

Appointing an overlay manager is the corollary of a new strategic asset allocation at the €9.8bn French public sector scheme. Susanna Rust reports

All Pensions in France

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Accounting roundup: FRC ‘not clear enough’ on voluntary levy

Wed, 17 Jan 2018By

Plus: Sharon Bowles tables questions over regulator’s public body status; FRC launches strategy consultation

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UK actuarial body wants profession to contribute to UN SDGs

Wed, 10 Jan 2018By

IFoA wants to explore how actuaries can help achieve sustainable development goals

Tokyo Japan

Mandate roundup: Japan's GPIF seeks 'multidimensional' analysis

Fri, 5 Jan 2018By

Plus: EU bodies want to commission pension fund studies, UK LGPS seeks custodian

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Crypto-currencies lack real basis

January 2018 (magazine)By

Crypto-currencies divide opinions sharply. Some rave about them while others are scathing

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Do not expect a tech-driven revolution

January 2018 (magazine)By

Despite the amount of academic research, the theoretical concepts underpinning portfolio management remain the same

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