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BNPP AM creates DC division to harness PACTE, PEPP opportunities

Tue, 15 Oct 2019By

New Paris-based department also reflects demographic and macroeconomic changes

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French pension reserve fund contributes to €5bn tech investment pledge

Wed, 2 Oct 2019By

French institutional investors have pledged to invest €5bn as the government seeks to promote France as a hub for tech companies

France: PACTE changes the landscape

October 2019 (Magazine)By

The new PACTE law will transform pension saving in France

jean paul delevoye

System reform: A hot political plot

October 2019 (Magazine)By Gilles Pouzin

Pension reforms have reached a second stage as President Macron seeks to push through radical changes

Pension regimes: The second pillar evolves

October 2019 (Magazine)

The second-pillar pension regime for private sector employees, AGIRC-ARRCO, is entering a new phase of its development

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Briefing: Deep tensions threaten EU vision

October 2019 (Magazine)By Bob Swarup

This is not a commentary on the UK within or without Europe. Brexit has been a compelling distraction but it is one macroeconomic strand in a complex world. The overwhelming coverage has also moved attention away from key internal tensions within the European project. 

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A ‘big bang’ in pensions

October 2019 (Magazine)By ,

The new PACTE law has placed the emphasis on asset managers

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How Europe’s pension sectors are preparing for Brexit

Fri, 27 Sep 2019By IPE Staff

IPE asked regulators and industry bodies in EU member states how they have been preparing for the UK’s scheduled departure from the bloc on 31 October

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French €30bn civil service pension fund completes tobacco exit

Fri, 27 Sep 2019By

A gradual divestment process reached its conclusion this year and the scheme has signed the Tobacco Free Finance Pledge

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Investment restrictions eased for France’s €30bn ERAFP

Fri, 20 Sep 2019By

Cap on equities and unlisted asset funds raised from 40% to 45% as part of changes to regulatory investment framework

France Paris street

France expands scope for new pension vehicles in IORP II bill

Wed, 4 Sep 2019By

Government calls on insurance sector to take up opportunity offered by FRPS vehicles and help make a success of the PACTE law’s retirement savings reform 

France: Act I of the pensions big bang?

September 2019 (Magazine)By

The government’s PACTE law could transform the pensions landscape

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FRR launches ESG portfolio analysis searches and updates RI policy

Mon, 29 Jul 2019By

Responsible investment strategy for 2019-23 includes aligning portfolio with 1.5-2°C warming trajectory and defining an ‘extra-financial risk budget’

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French government adviser delivers pension reform recommendations

Thu, 18 Jul 2019By

Report elaborates vision of a points-based universal system to replace the 42 schemes that form the current mandatory state-backed system 

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France’s ERAFP keeps its eye on portfolio diversification

Wed, 17 Jul 2019By

The €30bn pension fund is seeking to shift investments towards equities, private equity, real estate and infrastructure

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France’s Agirc-Arrco cuts deficit, adopts SRI charter

Tue, 2 Jul 2019By

The reported deficit in the newly merged schemes fell from €2.9bn to €1.6bn ahead of a targeted return to financial equilibrium in 2020

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€28bn nuclear decommissioning fund adopts new MSCI climate indices

Mon, 24 Jun 2019By

Energy giant EDF says it believes in ‘enabling transition to a low carbon economy’ and plans to allocate to assets benchmarked to MSCI’s third range of climate-related indices

France Paris street

BlackRock cites auto-enrolment, UK’s NEST as model for French reform

Wed, 5 Jun 2019By

Asset manager sets out a host of recommendations for pension saving reforms contained in the Pacte law, including auto-enrolment and pensions dashboards

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ESG roundup: LSE buys analytics provider Beyond Ratings

Mon, 3 Jun 2019By

Also: Exclusions lead sustainable investment surge in Switzerland; EIOPA consults on climate change and Solvency II; UK minister says schemes ‘doing the right thing’ on climate change 

Caisse des Depots, FRR headquarters, Paris

France’s FRR awards €1.7bn domestic, European small cap mandates

Fri, 24 May 2019By

Award concludes search launched in April last year, with US small cap and Japanese equity searches still outstanding

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France: PACTE changes the landscape

October 2019 (Magazine)By

The new PACTE law will transform pension saving in France

jean paul delevoye

System reform: A hot political plot

October 2019 (Magazine)By Gilles Pouzin

Pension reforms have reached a second stage as President Macron seeks to push through radical changes

Pension regimes: The second pillar evolves

October 2019 (Magazine)

The second-pillar pension regime for private sector employees, AGIRC-ARRCO, is entering a new phase of its development

the pacte law offers an attractive growth relay

A ‘big bang’ in pensions

October 2019 (Magazine)By ,

The new PACTE law has placed the emphasis on asset managers

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Swiss corporate pensions slide into red for first time in two years

Mon, 14 Oct 2019By

Coverage ratio down by 4% in third quarter, consultancy reports

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Pensions in a hostile climate

October 2019 (Magazine)By

 Outside the realm of US public pension plans, where generous return assumptions and inflated discount rates are common, the medium and long-term outlook for asset classes is of serious importance to most pension funds. 

daniel ben ami

Storing up future pain

October 2019 (Magazine)By

Anyone who back in 2008 had accurately predicted what monetary policy would look like today would certainly have been regarded as unhinged. 

carlo svaluto moreolo

Do not let costs become an obsession

October 2019 (Magazine)By

Our report this month on management and outsourcing discusses how pension funds must increasingly rely on external organisations to analyse their portfolios, particularly from a cost perspective. 

nick reeve

Time to talk pensions

October 2019 (Magazine)By

At a press briefing last month, Bill Galvin, chief executive of the UK’s £68bn (€77bn) Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), emphasised the importance of improving its communication policy. 

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