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Hammersmith Bridge, London

​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

Venice

​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

Euros

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

Venice

​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

Liverpool

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

London Stock Exchange Group

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

Milan

​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

French flags

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

Telecoms engineer

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

Generali HQ, Trieste, Italy

Asset manager roundup: Generali backs ex-Pioneer staff’s multi-asset firm

Fri, 12 Apr 2019By

Also: Deutsche Börse buys Axioma in $850m deal; AQR opens Frankfurt office

Italian flag

Italian schemes issue first tender for joint private equity investment

Fri, 22 Mar 2019By

Five funds have clubbed together to form Progetto Iride, and are seeking a manager for a €216m mandate

Italian flag

Italian funds team up to invest in alternatives

Wed, 21 Nov 2018By

Eight industry-wide schemes are pooling resources in an innovative approach to illiquid assets

Generali HQ, Trieste, Italy

Generali pensions unit targets cross-border, risk transfer markets

Mon, 19 Nov 2018By

Generali Global Pension will offer de-risking solutions and cross-border plans to multinationals

Rome, Italy

Analysis: European Commission rejects Italian budget plan

Thu, 25 Oct 2018By

Italy’s government is intent on keeping its budget promises after the European Commission rejected its draft plan, writes Carlo Svaluto Moreolo

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

federica casarsa

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

A Franco-German challenge

September 2019 (Magazine)By

France and Germany are the two countries that stand out the most for their comprehensive state pension systems and for underdeveloped second-pillar framework

daniel ben ami

Market paradoxes demand new ideas

September 2019 (Magazine)By

It is the most fundamental premise of investing yet it is increasingly redundant: invest your money rather than hiding it under the mattress

carlo svaluto moreolo

China’s human rights abuses pose challenges

September 2019 (Magazine)By

Investors who are serious about ESG should ask themselves about their China strategies 

nick reeve

An ageing Europe needs radical policy ideas

September 2019 (Magazine)By

The Centre for Social Justice – a UK centre-right think tank – has proposed retirement policy reforms including raising the country’s state pension age to 75 by 2035

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Passive investment: Dawn of a new banner theme

September 2019 (Magazine)By , Simon Klein

This follow-up article on the rise of index investing highlights how pension plans are seeking to promote stewardship among their index managers

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