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Monetary policy and currency wars index

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


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

Emmanuel Macron, presidential candidate for En Marche!

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

France Paris street

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

Caisse des Depots, FRR headquarters, Paris

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 

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

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Bern, Switzerland

Swiss accounting body warns on pension fund audit quality

Fri, 20 Apr 2018By

Ongoing independent oversight needed, says federal body

DNB to assess Dutch asset management charges

Accounting regulator cuts pension scheme levy, warns of future rises

Fri, 20 Apr 2018By

FRC says its voluntary levy on pension funds and insurers could increase over the next three years


‘Toothless’ accounting watchdog to face wide-ranging governance probe

Wed, 18 Apr 2018By

Former Legal & General chairman Sir John Kingman will lead review of FRC’s governance, conflicts of interest and accountability

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Tesco halves pension deficit through accounting change

Thu, 12 Apr 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

£3bn wiped off DB scheme shortfall after an update to its discount rate model

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Accounting roundup: IFRS questions EU plans to modify rules

Fri, 6 Apr 2018By

Plus: IASB framework reintroduces prudence; FRC hits back at criticism

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