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Caisse des Depots, FRR headquarters, Paris

‘Brutal’ stock markets hurt FRR’s return in 2018

Fri, 22 Feb 2019By Elizabeth Pfeuti

French reserve fund posts 5.2% investment loss after return-seeking assets fall 8%

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IORP II: How the EU directive has reshaped the pensions industry

Wed, 30 Jan 2019By IPE Staff

IPE explores how the IORP II directive has been implemented across EU member states

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France’s Sacra latest to launch new FRPS pension vehicle

Thu, 24 Jan 2019By

Insurance sector scheme turning into an ‘FRPS’ with €3bn investment portfolio

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AXA to build private debt partnership with Capzanine

Thu, 24 Jan 2019By

AXA Group companies buy out Eurazeo stake to improve client access to mid-cap private debt assets

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ERAFP awards ‘unbenchmarked’ EM corporate bond mandate

Wed, 23 Jan 2019By

Portfolio run by Aberdeen to comprise conviction holdings meeting certain ESG criteria

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ESG: France’s Article 173: taking stock

January 2019 (magazine)By

France’s ground-breaking reporting duty for institutional investors is being reassessed after a two-year test period

Sony Kapoor, Olivier Rousseau, Eugene O'Callaghan, Faith Ward, Peter Loow

IPE Conference: Quantitative v qualitative in impact investing

Mon, 10 Dec 2018By

Asset owners from Ireland, Sweden, France and the UK argue that numbers aren’t the only way of measuring impacts

LGIM increases activist voting

PRI signatories elect new board members

Thu, 6 Dec 2018By

Laetitia Tankwe, adviser to Ircantec’s president, joins two incumbent asset owner representatives in being elected

Renato Guerriero, Torben Möger Pedersen

IPE Conference: PensionDanmark is Europe’s best pension fund

Tue, 4 Dec 2018By IPE Staff

CEO Torben Möger Pedersen takes solo award, while AP4, FRR, ERAFP and ÄVWL are all multiple winners

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France’s ERAFP reveals successor to Desfossés

Fri, 30 Nov 2018By

Laurent Galzy appointed CEO of the €30bn pension fund for a four year term

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Aviva gets green light for €4bn pension fund launch in France

Mon, 5 Nov 2018By

‘Aviva Retraite Professionnelle’ is first FRPS vehicle to launch since 2016 reform 

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France’s PERCO company pension plans near €17bn in assets

Wed, 24 Oct 2018By

Asset managers looking forward to pension savings boost from PACTE law

Philippe Desfossés, ERAFP

Desfossés to leave €30bn French public service pension fund

Tue, 23 Oct 2018By

ERAFP chief executive to leave in December amid wide-ranging reform of the French system

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Melbourne Mercer: Netherlands beats Denmark as world’s top system

Mon, 22 Oct 2018By

Finland takes third spot; Spain debuts with a C grade for its system

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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

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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

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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

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

Accountancy

UK audit inquiry reignites ‘illegal dividends’ dispute

Mon, 18 Feb 2019By

UK and international rules on distributable reserves have ‘inconsistencies’, accountancy body admits, reigniting long-running debate

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Accounting roundup: Kingman on the FRC; Carillion audit report

Fri, 1 Feb 2019By

Also: FRC reports on current and future use of artificial intelligence in accounting and corporate reporting

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Investment self help

February 2019 (Magazine)By

Many people start their new year with diets, exercise, or perhaps a dose of self-help. Bookshops are well stocked with guides to better working, living, thinking, sleeping and even breathing.

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Wrong on the recession

February 2019 (Magazine)By

The clouds darkened last month. Forecasts of the world’s economics prospects became distinctly gloomier.

Is transition risk dead in the water?

Beyond green bonds

February 2019 (Magazine)By

Green finance is booming. Interest in green finance is booming even more.

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