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Governance at UK pension schemes 'not fit for purpose'

AXA IM to invest €100m as part of major corporate overhaul

Mon, 18 Jun 2018By

Former NN Investment Partners CIO Hans Stoter to lead fixed income business as part of changes

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France launches citizens’ pension reform input platform

Tue, 5 Jun 2018By

Reform high commissioner Delevoye launches platform built on open democracy principles 

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Pensions at UK subsidiaries ‘an extra burden for French firms’

Fri, 18 May 2018By

Report finds British DB schemes account for third of French parent company liabilities 

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France’s FRR addresses Brexit concerns in manager search

Wed, 9 May 2018By

Pension reserve fund proposes workaround for UK managers bidding for small-cap equity mandates

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France’s Af2i launches trustee financial training initiative

Fri, 27 Apr 2018By

Initiative is the remit of a new ‘training and academic research’ committee 

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French public sector funds tender small cap, EM credit mandates

Thu, 26 Apr 2018By

Both funds specify that managers must have regard to ESG considerations

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Asset management roundup: ERAFP awards €2bn currency mandate

Thu, 19 Apr 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh,

Also: JP Morgan and BlackRock partner for ESG indices; Amundi launches leveraged loan fund

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Joseph Mariathasan: Why a Danish inn suggests a post-Brexit trade problem

Wed, 18 Apr 2018By

The restoration of Danish links with India suggest post-Brexit trade deals for the UK will not be straightforward

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The European asset owners aiming to make an ‘impact’

Wed, 11 Apr 2018By

Various investors are prepping or considering impact-oriented investments

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Asset management roundup: DWS integrates UN SDGs

Tue, 10 Apr 2018By IPE Staff

Plus: Trade body links with careers group for diversity push; La Banque Postale’s SRI pledge; more managers sign LGPS code

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French central bank formalises responsible investment stance

Wed, 4 Apr 2018By

Responsible investment charter reflects and ‘amplifies’ ongoing practice for €20bn portfolio

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Asset management roundup: FCA to scrutinise Aviva over preference shares

Wed, 28 Mar 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh,

Also: Metzler sets up dedicated pensions arm; La Française acquires Inflection Point; Schroders opens fintech incubator

PFZW takes stake in green bonds

Alecta, ERAFP among backers of $1.4bn EM green bond fund

Mon, 19 Mar 2018By

IFC and Amundi launch fund to coax developing market companies into green bond issuance

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French private sector pension scheme deficit falls to €1.2bn

Fri, 16 Mar 2018By

Invested reserves generated returns of €1.5bn

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French supportive of Macron’s mooted pension reform: survey

Fri, 16 Mar 2018By

Survey shows public is favourable towards more egalitarian system

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French reserve fund gains 7%, targets more impact investments

Fri, 16 Feb 2018By

Impact investing tender to feature in busy year for mandates for FRR

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French institutional investor body prepares for pension reform

Wed, 14 Feb 2018By

Pensions to become greater focus with key reforms in the pipeline

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Asset management roundup: French regulator examines fund fees

Wed, 7 Feb 2018By

Plus: ‘Value for money’ tool for funds; Aberdeen private fund launch, stewardship questions over Carillion

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French public sector scheme Ircantec to divest from tobacco

Wed, 31 Jan 2018By

Board also agrees new investment to support local and citizen-led renewable energy initiatives

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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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Loi PACTE: Seeking workplace simplicity

May 2018 (magazine)By

Loi PACTE proposal aims to simplify and unify employee supplementary savings regimes

En Marche for pension reform

May 2018 (magazine)By Gilles Pouzin

President Emmanuel Macron’s promised pension system reform is a work in progress 

Pension Regimes: Compulsory schemes

May 2018 (magazine)By Gilles Pouzin

Liberté, egalité, diversité: an outline of France’s pension regimes 

Af2i: Open for business

May 2018 (magazine)By

Jean-François Boulier, president of Af2i outlines his association’s activities and ambitions 

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Former MEP says ‘fatally flawed’ FRC should be shut down

Fri, 15 Jun 2018By

Sharon Bowles argues for new accounting body as independent review begins

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Accounting roundup: EU advisers approve controversial DB changes

Mon, 11 Jun 2018By

Plus: European Parliament flags concerns over IFRS 17; FRC plots new governance code for this year

Reporting

Pressure building on UK audit regulator’s leadership as inquiry begins

Tue, 5 Jun 2018By

Sir John Kingman has begun gathering evidence for his review of the Financial Reporting Council

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The price of skill

June 2018 (magazine)By

It remains to be seen whether pension funds regain their appetite for higher-fee alternative strategies that have fallen out of favour in recent years

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Technological diffusion is fraught

June 2018 (magazine)By

It is easy to forget just how long it can take for an invention to become a pervasive technology. Even the most brilliant idea can take time before it is widely adopted

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