Five funds have clubbed together to form Progetto Iride, and are seeking a manager for a €216m mandate
Ivonne Forno (pictured), the CEO of Laborfonds, the Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol regional pension fund, talks to Carlo Svaluto Moreolo shortly after the fund’s 20th birthday
Saying that Tages is an investor in alternative asset management businesses does not really do justice to its eclectic nature
Eight industry-wide schemes are pooling resources in an innovative approach to illiquid assets
Generali Global Pension will offer de-risking solutions and cross-border plans to multinationals
Italy’s government is intent on keeping its budget promises after the European Commission rejected its draft plan, writes Carlo Svaluto Moreolo
Trio of schemes seek fund managers for ESG, multi-asset and DC portfolios
LDI arm separates from ‘growth engine’, which will consist of ‘unconstrained and distinctive’ strategies
Last week’s budget confirmed Italian government’s plan to roll back the Fornero reforms
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Eurofer to invest €25m as Italian schemes’ appetite for alternatives grows
Fondo Pensione Previndai is seeking up to nine private equity, infrastructure and direct lending managers
Interior minister Salvini accuses Boeri of being political
New association of small institutional investors wants to tackle niche ESG topics
“Portafoglio strategico Italia” takes stake in domestic bank alongside two energy firms
Occupational and personal fund investors have reduced holdings in government debt
As Italy’s government gets to work, the whole of Europe faces a period of potentially momentous change, writes Carlo Svaluto Moreolo
As Giuseppe Conte is sworn in as prime minister at the end of a turbulent week in Italy, asset managers have their say
Lessons for Italy and Europe from one of China’s growing tourist hubs
This month’s Italian general election might seem another non-event from an investment standpoint, but it has long-term significance
Italy’s new government plans changes to first-pillar pensions that could have a significant impact on the country’s economy
Without further measures to increase coverage, Italy’s growing second-pillar pensions will continue to represent only a relatively small share of the overall economy
Carlo Cottarelli, Italy’s caretaker prime minister during the recent political crisis, explains why the new Italian government should avoid overspending on pensions and other key budget items
Italian pension funds are diversifying their asset allocation in response to low yields
A sector fund making bold moves in alternative investment funds
Association stands ready to help determine ‘the appropriate methodology to assess the future’
Government proposes powers to adopt EU-led standards beyond the UK’s exit from the bloc
Investors voice support as Kingman review to be enacted by government
The euro’s existential crisis subsided several years ago but it would be wrong to assume it has disappeared. The forces that could undermine its integrity have not vanished.
Continental investors hold nuanced views on Brexit. It is fair to say, however, that they generally see its impact as a negative factor for the UK economy, at least in the short term.
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One of the knottier issues in Brussels at the moment is the future of the European supervisory authorities
At 49, Brian Hayes is young man by political standards. Having started in Irish politics early with his appointment to the Irish Senate in the mid 1990s, Hayes was elected to the Dáil, the lower house, before he was 30, taking a seat for the Fine Gail party.
Lieve Wierinck’s main political passion is ensuring the EU takes full practical advantage of Europe’s excellent scientific base
While he derives some satisfaction from advances in green energy and the like, Sven Giegold is unhappy that most global investment can still be classed as environmentally unsustainable.
Are non-peforming loans an investor’s dream come true? Or do they represent immeasurable risks?
Tensions are rising in Brussels as the EU institutional mandate approaches its end ahead of the Parliamentary elections in May 2019, and the Commission has already ceased issuing new proposals in the absence of legislative time.
The race is on to complete the EU’s flagship Capital Markets Union project before the mandates of the Commission and Parliament elapse next year
Another step by Brussels to ease financing to business across the EU comes with measures to facilitate the cross-border distribution of investment funds
PensionsEurope is concerned about a Brexit ‘no deal’ and is calling for negotiators to pay heed to the €3.54trn sector’s interests
Radical upgrades to the EU’s corporate tax base norms have never been so close to fruition
Europe’s asset management industry is lobbying against any mandatory guaranteed default option in the third-pillar PEPP proposal
As the risk of a no-deal Brexit comes into focus, attention is turning to ways to mitigate the damage across financial services, including asset management and pensions
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.