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An oil pipeline in Alaska

Ircantec unveils oil and gas divestment and engagement plan

Wed, 17 Oct 2018By

Scheme to dump traditional bond holdings, shares in specialised and non-European majors

merger joint venture

Asset management roundup: DWS partners with Tikehau for alts ‘alliance’

Wed, 17 Oct 2018By

Plus: eVestment secures undisclosed consultant and fee data for new service; UBP enters impact investing space

Earth from space

ESG roundup: Amundi unveils plan to step up responsible investment

Tue, 9 Oct 2018By

Plus: Canadian pensions giant teams up with Generation for long-term investments; Hope for impact reporting ‘coalescence’

Stock market returns

Asset management roundup: Tech ETFs launched, TOBAM cuts carbon

Tue, 18 Sep 2018By

Lyxor and Invesco launch tech-based exchange-traded funds, TOBAM cuts its carbon footprint, and IM Global Partners adds liquid alts

Euros

European dividend payments break records in Q2

Mon, 20 Aug 2018By

Total company payouts hit new highs in France, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and Ireland

Paris, France

Mandate roundup: €5.7bn French scheme hunts ‘flexible allocation’ manager

Fri, 3 Aug 2018By

Plus: FRR adds BlackRock to transition manager roster; Finland’s Keva hires fixed income technology provider

Euros

Mandate roundup: Pension fund seeks green bond strategies via IPE Quest

Thu, 26 Jul 2018By IPE Staff

Plus: €1.7bn Ircantec bond mandate, UK schemes appoint DC providers

Caisse des Depots, FRR headquarters, Paris

France’s FRR preps return to US small caps

Thu, 12 Jul 2018By

Plus: Tobacconists’ scheme seeks multi-asset management

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Asset management roundup: Natixis to buy 25% stake in US manager WCM

Thu, 12 Jul 2018By

Also: BMO to drop F&C brand, new Women in Finance charter signatories

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Asset management roundup: BNPP partners with SME loan originator

Fri, 6 Jul 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

Plus: Russell Investments wins transition management mandate from France’s FRR

Voting

Shareholders for Change gives voice to Europe’s small investors

Wed, 4 Jul 2018By

New association of small institutional investors wants to tackle niche ESG topics

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 

French flags

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 

Paris, France

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

Pile of books

France’s Af2i launches trustee financial training initiative

Fri, 27 Apr 2018By

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

France Paris street

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

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

Indian flag

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

ESG impact trees forestry green

The European asset owners aiming to make an ‘impact’

Wed, 11 Apr 2018By

Various investors are prepping or considering impact-oriented investments

All Latest France News

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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 

All Pensions in France

Sterling

‘Step-change’ in number of UK schemes in funding surplus

Tue, 16 Oct 2018By

37% of schemes in funding surplus in 2018 survey, up from 27% three years earlier

Scarcity value: lack of bond supply further erodes ECB’s effectiveness index

Accounting roundup: More work needed on ‘too big to fail’ banks

Fri, 12 Oct 2018By

Plus: IASB eyes new pension standard, EU plots financial reporting ‘lab’

uk parliament

UK announces further review of audit market competitiveness

Wed, 10 Oct 2018By ,

Competition and Markets Authority to fast-track probe into continued dominance of ‘Big Four’ auditors

Euros

Amended longevity tables may save providers up to 50bp in buffers

Mon, 8 Oct 2018By

Slower increase in longevity after Heubeck fixes flaw

Cologne

Longevity data was flawed, admits German consultancy

Tue, 2 Oct 2018By

Revision expected later this month expected to lower longevity increase and with it buffer requirements

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