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France hit by strikes over pension reform plans

Thu, 5 Dec 2019By

Reform plan scheduled to be introduced in parliament early next year

Paris, France

France's ERAFP introduces climate divestment criteria

Fri, 15 Nov 2019By

€33bn pension fund to shed two holdings by the end of the year, two more being looked at

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Further French IORP vehicle on the cards as Austerlitz seeks switch

Fri, 1 Nov 2019By

Provident institution Austerlitz takes up opportunity to transform status

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Mandate roundup: $400m for US equities on offer via IPE Quest

Tue, 29 Oct 2019By IPE Staff

Plus: ERAFP retenders convertible bonds, federal state of Saxony-Anhalt seeks small and mid-cap manager

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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

Paris, France

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

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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

France Paris street

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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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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IASB agrees DB pensions disclosures package

Wed, 4 Dec 2019By

The IASB board decided to take a blank page approach to explore whether new or different information about employee benefits would be more effective

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Can we all be Canadian?

December 2019 (Magazine)By

As we approach the 2020s, what have we learned about pension investing in the last 20 years?

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The fiscal shift is no solution

December 2019 (Magazine)By

There is a growing consensus that there needs to be a shift from extraordinary monetary policy to fiscal activism. Although quantitative easing (QE) will continue, there is a widespread recognition that its effects are diminishing.

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Factor strategies should be based on scientific consensus

December 2019 (Magazine)By

Investors should take note of the debate taking place within the factor investing industry. On one side, are those who support a purist approach to the definition of factors, arguing that factor strategies should be built using factor proxies that undergo rigorous scientific tests. Scientific Beta, the organisation linked to 

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The easy option

December 2019 (Magazine)By Venilia Amorim

The Dutch social affairs’ minister Wouter Koolmees has spared millions of Dutch pensioners last month from having their pension payments cut in 2020, after the government granted pension funds a year’s grace period to restore coverage ratios.

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