Plus: Franklin Templeton buys Edinburgh Partners, Tikehau backs venture capital firm
AXA IM and Amundi appointed to run assets to help meet payments to social security system
European Commission on investor duties; AXA IM climate policy; Climate Action 100+ challenged
High level events in Paris galvanise flurry of climate-change-related announcements
Plus: Southern Europeans lauch investor network, UK government backs social impact, green finance
Plus: ERAFP tenders out €2bn currency hedging mandate
Plus: IIGCC, Brunel Pension Partnership, ICGN, Ethos, Aon
ABB’s pensions chief emphasises importance of technology, while Amundi explains outlook for real estate, private equity
French asset manager launches unregulated mutual fund for the ground-breaking cryptocurrency
Plus: €200m equity mandates for French scheme, custodian for London fund, ESG equity for Finnish church fund
Plus: Companies getting more serious about water, diesel bans may cause emissions target miss
Plus: FRR awards venture capital mandates to three firms
1% allocation towards sustainable investments from top 25 funds would outstrip international aid
€28bn pension scheme wants its hospital and regional authority sector members to benefit from innovative arrangement
Delevoye to steer groundwork as OECD indicates favourable stance on Macron’s overall reform plan
Regulatory framework for new pension fund vehicles is emerging; Natixis to appeal €35m fine
France’s new president is a stark contrast to counterparts in the US and UK, but his work has only started
Fund selection was inspired by performance on a virtual asset management platform
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
Gail Moss writes that French pension providers are looking to diversify their asset allocation to counter political and economic uncertainty
Appointing an overlay manager is the corollary of a new strategic asset allocation at the €9.8bn French public sector scheme. Susanna Rust reports
Plus: Sharon Bowles tables questions over regulator’s public body status; FRC launches strategy consultation
IFoA wants to explore how actuaries can help achieve sustainable development goals
Plus: EU bodies want to commission pension fund studies, UK LGPS seeks custodian
Crypto-currencies divide opinions sharply. Some rave about them while others are scathing
Despite the amount of academic research, the theoretical concepts underpinning portfolio management remain the same
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The EU’s securitisation package has finally passed through the European Parliament and Council. However, the new rules will not be applied until January 2019
The EU’s controversial mandate for a radical shake up of financial supervision has received a cool reception from the pensions sector as well as smaller EU members
International investors in the EU have for decades been suffering from woeful dispute settlement proceedings when involved in cases against public authorities
Discussions over the payment of social costs for workers from central and eastern European countries posted temporarily to wealthier EU countries are playing a major role in the attempt to update existing directives
At first sight, the benefits of the European Commission’s Pan European Personal Pension (PEPP) regulation proposal seem clear. But it did not take long for commentators to point out the considerable hurdles
The European Commission’s “further steps to drive forward the Capital Markets Union (CMU)” outline nine new priority legislative actions to solve the EU’s long-term cross-border investment challenge
Strong words on Brexit are flying in political circles. But behind the theatre, concerns about the future of London’s fund management sector are emerging
In contrast to complaints that Brussels’s legislation burdens the financial sector, the European Commission may be gratified by the positive response to its flagship Capital Markets Union (CMU) programme.
Nothing could be clearer. For the financial sector, at least, there is nothing to fear from Brexit. All the UK has to do is to apply to the EU’s rules – the crucial term ‘equivalence’
The European Commission’s project to set up a pension scheme for research and development professionals whose careers take them across EU borders has finally reached its first stages of operation.
The prolongation for 18 months of pension funds’ exemption from posting collateral when trading over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives is leading PensionsEurope to seek clarification.
There is increasing attention in Brussels on company reporting, taxation and offshore financial centres. The G20 and some OECD countries have demanded country-by-country reporting rules for multinational companies with a turnover over €750m
Legislation proposing pan-EU personal pension products (PEPPs) could be tabled in 2017, according to the European Commission
A former director of the European Association of Paritarian Institutions (AEIP) has proposed a new option for occupational pensions that could help the large number of workers whose careers take them across EU internal borders.
Valdis Dombrovskis has assumed responsibility as commissioner in charge of the flagship Capital Markets Union project. But he has also assumed the added complication of the withdrawal of the UK
It will not be the first time that proposed revisions to EU rules affecting finance and pensions get stuck in a logjam between interests groups
Pressure to clean up the financial sector has led to copious legislation from Brussels.
There are plenty of indicators of rising pressure to advance ethical standards across the financial sector. One outcome takes the form of mountains of clean-up legislation, including from Brussels.
Inadequacy of European national court systems in the financial sphere is due for overhaul. Upgrade is necessary if the EU’s capital markets union programme (CMU) is going to get anywhere, according to a high-status paper
Legislative moves to support the EU’s European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) are being rushed through Brussels. But, so far, evidence of any torrent of fund movement by the institutional investment sector across EU frontiers has yet to emerge.