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​Mandate roundup: AP1 tenders for new global custodian

Tue, 5 Nov 2019By , IPE Staff

Plus: Italy’s Fon.Te picks government bonds manager

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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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​Investors welcome new corporate green debt structure

Mon, 14 Oct 2019By

APG and MP Pension positive on Enel’s general purpose bond with higher coupon on offer if environmental targets missed

italian funds appoint manager to run joint private equity mandate

Italy roundup: Fon.Te ups equities allocations in raft of changes

Tue, 1 Oct 2019By

 Separately, €3bn Laborfonds is seeking managers for its balanced, dynamic sub-funds

uk election result compounds brexit uncertainty

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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​Mandate roundup: £1bn LGPS fund preparing low-carbon switch

Fri, 6 Sep 2019By ,

Plus: Solidarietà Veneto tenders two mandates worth €328m; Cardano details six fiduciary mandates

Milan Italy

Italian funds appoint Neuberger Berman to run joint private equity mandate

Fri, 30 Aug 2019By

Five industry-wide defined contribution schemes have joined forces to invest €216m in private equity

Giuseppe Conte

Chart of the Week: Italy’s coalition collapses – bond markets barely blink

Fri, 23 Aug 2019By

Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte quit his post this week, signalling the end of the controversial coalition government of the Five Star Movement and the Northern League


​Italian pension fund Solidarietà Veneto to add infrastructure, real estate

Tue, 13 Aug 2019By

Fund for companies in the Veneto region said it was ready to make the move based on its experience so far in private markets 

Milan Italy

​Italian roundup: Fonchim offers five mandates worth €1.75bn

Thu, 25 Jul 2019By

Utilities sector fund Pegaso seeks consultant; Media industry fund tenders mandates for equity and bond managers

Rome, Italy

Experts voice concerns over planned Italian second-pillar fund

Wed, 24 Jul 2019By

Aon and SSGA say Italy’s INPS is unsuited to run a proposed new pension fund and should focus on developing existing arrangements

Rome, Italy

Italian pension schemes hit out at government plan for new fund

Thu, 18 Jul 2019By

The Italian Social Security Institute wants to set up an alternative to existing second-pillar funds, but trade body Assofondipensione warns it could hurt the system


Compenswiss tenders real estate mandate worth €50-100m via IPE Quest

Mon, 15 Jul 2019By

Quartet of tenders sees Swiss and Nordic investors allocate to China A-shares, currency hedging and core real estate as investors continue diversification push


​Italy roundup: Industry scheme seeks managers for €1.6bn worth of mandates

Mon, 15 Jul 2019By

Fondo Telemaco seeks private equity and private debt managers to run €105m; Solidarietà Veneto picks Groupama, Eurizon for new mandates

Rome, Italy

​Italian pension fund seeks up to 17 managers to run €4bn

Tue, 25 Jun 2019By

Service sector pension fund re-tenders entire asset base and seeks risk overlay manager


Italian, UK institutional investors back private debt funds

Mon, 24 Jun 2019By ,

Italian banking sector pension fund and others join European Investment Fund in backing Anthilia BIT III; Merseyside LGPS fund invests £30m with Funding Circle

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Asset management roundup: UK, China regulators agree stock connect programme

Mon, 17 Jun 2019By

Plus: DWS to sell €2bn hedge fund business to Alma Capital; MFS signs Italian distribution agreement with Deutsche Bank


​Italy roundup: Allianz GI wins €220m mandate from Fondo Telemaco

Thu, 6 Jun 2019By

Tenders announced by a number of other pension funds including Fondo Pensione Nazionale BCC/CRA, Fondo Crédit Agricole, and Fondo Cometa

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Mandate roundup: Ircantec awards five mandates worth €2.8bn [updated]

Mon, 13 May 2019By

Plus: German church fund awards currency overlay mandate to Metzler; Italian education workers’ scheme shakes up manager line-up; Hampshire hires JP Morgan

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Italian telecoms scheme appoints Payden & Rygel to €250m mandate

Tue, 16 Apr 2019By

€1.8bn Fondo Telemaco pension fund began an asset allocation overhaul last summer

All Latest Italy News

Roberto Arioli

Private equity: Visions of the future

July/August 2019 (magazine)By

Is Project Iris, a joint effort by Italian pension funds to invest in alternatives, a sign of things to come?

lorenzo cicero

IORP II: Race to adopt new rules

July/August 2019 (magazine)By

Putting the new IORP II rules in place will be a challenge for Italian pension funds in areas like risk management

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ESG picks up steam

July/August 2019 (magazine)By Maria Teresa Cometto

 Italian pension funds have been late starters in embracing ESG principles but they are catching up fast 

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COVIP: The glass is half full

July/August 2019 (magazine)By

Despite its several ailments, the health of the Italian pension industry keeps improving

gianmaria fragassi

A real alternative to help Italy's economy

July/August 2019 (magazine)By

A review of think tank Itinerari Previdenziali’s and Borsa Italiana’s recent project on Italian pension funds’ real-economy investments

All Pensions in Italy

liam kennedy

Bold thinking needed

November 2019 (Magazine)By

Muted and constrained economic growth, continued low yields and quantitative easing, combined with a poor investment return outlook, loom over Europe’s pension sector.

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Bond bubble threatens emerging markets

November 2019 (Magazine)By

Although the prospect of a trade war is the tail risk that has most worried fund managers since mid-2018, other potential perils look more threatening

carlo svaluto moreolo

Systemic risk debate intensifies

November 2019 (Magazine)By

The financial system is facing its greatest challenge since the 2018 financial crisis

susanna sue rust

What's in a pensions minister?

November 2019 (Magazine)By

Last month, Jerry Moriarty, the chief executive of the Irish Association of Pension Funds, called on the country’s government to appoint a pensions minister 

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Letter from the US: Industry debates private equity role in 401(k) plans

November 2019 (Magazine)By Maria Teresa Cometto

Should those who invest through 401(k) retirement plans have greater access to private equity? 

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