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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

Caisse des Depots, FRR headquarters, Paris

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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France launches citizens’ pension reform input platform

Tue, 5 Jun 2018By

Reform high commissioner Delevoye launches platform built on open democracy principles 

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Pensions at UK subsidiaries ‘an extra burden for French firms’

Fri, 18 May 2018By

Report finds British DB schemes account for third of French parent company liabilities 

Paris, France

France’s FRR addresses Brexit concerns in manager search

Wed, 9 May 2018By

Pension reserve fund proposes workaround for UK managers bidding for small-cap equity mandates

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France’s Af2i launches trustee financial training initiative

Fri, 27 Apr 2018By

Initiative is the remit of a new ‘training and academic research’ committee 

France Paris street

French public sector funds tender small cap, EM credit mandates

Thu, 26 Apr 2018By

Both funds specify that managers must have regard to ESG considerations

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Asset management roundup: ERAFP awards €2bn currency mandate

Thu, 19 Apr 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh,

Also: JP Morgan and BlackRock partner for ESG indices; Amundi launches leveraged loan fund

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Joseph Mariathasan: Why a Danish inn suggests a post-Brexit trade problem

Wed, 18 Apr 2018By

The restoration of Danish links with India suggest post-Brexit trade deals for the UK will not be straightforward

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The European asset owners aiming to make an ‘impact’

Wed, 11 Apr 2018By

Various investors are prepping or considering impact-oriented investments

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Asset management roundup: DWS integrates UN SDGs

Tue, 10 Apr 2018By IPE Staff

Plus: Trade body links with careers group for diversity push; La Banque Postale’s SRI pledge; more managers sign LGPS code

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French central bank formalises responsible investment stance

Wed, 4 Apr 2018By

Responsible investment charter reflects and ‘amplifies’ ongoing practice for €20bn portfolio

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Asset management roundup: FCA to scrutinise Aviva over preference shares

Wed, 28 Mar 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh,

Also: Metzler sets up dedicated pensions arm; La Française acquires Inflection Point; Schroders opens fintech incubator

PFZW takes stake in green bonds

Alecta, ERAFP among backers of $1.4bn EM green bond fund

Mon, 19 Mar 2018By

IFC and Amundi launch fund to coax developing market companies into green bond issuance

France Paris street

French private sector pension scheme deficit falls to €1.2bn

Fri, 16 Mar 2018By

Invested reserves generated returns of €1.5bn

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

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DAX scheme funding levels hit by European stock performance

Fri, 10 Aug 2018By

As liabilities increase with lower rates and longer life expectancy, returns at DAX companies fail to boost funding

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Date with destiny? Schemes mull ‘Brexit day’ valuations

Thu, 2 Aug 2018By

Some UK funds are considering changing the date of formal valuations – but advisers are split on the benefits

Berlin, Germany

German longevity data adds €10bn to Direktzusage liabilities

Wed, 1 Aug 2018By

First update since 2005 expected to increase liabilities by 1% for companies paying pensions direct from balance sheets

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Audit regulator criticises DB accounting standards [updated]

Mon, 30 Jul 2018By

DB liabilities could rise after Financial Reporting Council’s review, consultant warns

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USS proposes 41% contribution hike to plug funding shortfall

Thu, 26 Jul 2018By

Report into 2017 valuation expected by September with employers hoping to avoid higher pension costs

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