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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

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

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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

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

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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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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

Theresa May, Angela Merkel

Cardano: Brexit deal failure ‘could see deficits soar by a third’

Tue, 11 Dec 2018By

DB schemes’ collective shortfall could increase dramatically if withdrawal agreement fails, and improve if it passes

liam kennedy

Liabilities remain in focus

December 2018 (magazine)By

Given overall pressure on funding rates and falling asset markets, 2019 looks set to be a year where good governance and adaptability to external events will be crucial

daniel ben ami

The right tool for the job

December 2018 (magazine)By

Applying economics models to understand politics is like trying to use a trowel to saw a piece of wood in half

carlo svaluto moreolo

Interest rates are not a one-sided risk

December 2018 (magazine)By

Pension funds should always act as long-term investors whenever possible

nick reeve

Checking back on 2018

December 2018 (magazine)By

In January, in this column, I highlighted areas to watch for 2018. In the spirit of holding myself to account, it’s time to see how they panned out

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