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Economists warn investment ‘groupthink’ could hurt pension outcomes

Mon, 25 Mar 2019By Sameer van Alfen

Schemes hiring the same actuaries often made the same strategic investment choice 

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​PensionDanmark merges private debt and alts departments

Tue, 12 Mar 2019By

Kim Nielsen to lead DKK235.9bn (€31.6bn) provider’s alternative investment operations

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​Risk diversification pays off for PenSam in 2018

Tue, 5 Mar 2019By

Danish pension fund posts 0.3% pre-tax return and cuts costs by 4.8%

Guy Opperman, UK minister for pensions and financial inclusion

UK government seeks to open up illiquid assets to DC funds

Wed, 6 Feb 2019By

DWP proposes illiquids allocation reporting and consolidation review duties, plus charge cap calculation addition

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PIMCO launches insurance-linked securities business

Fri, 25 Jan 2019By IPE Staff

Fixed-income specialist partners with parent Allianz for push into the alternative asset class

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ATP future-proofs quant portfolio with environmental factor addition

Tue, 16 Apr 2019By

Denmark’s biggest pension fund reduces carbon footprint with addition of environmental ‘signal’ to equities investments

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Moody’s takes majority stake in ESG assessment provider Vigeo Eiris

Mon, 15 Apr 2019By

Acquisition reinforces importance of ESG data and analysis

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​Danish pension funds set greener investment goals

Mon, 15 Apr 2019By

PenSam pledges 10% green investments; Lærernes Pension blacklists coal and oil firms

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IFC unveils impact investing principles to provide ‘common standard’

Mon, 15 Apr 2019By

Principles intended to bring clarity, discipline as ‘impact’ label becomes more popular 

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Dutch investors set out expectations for oil and gas sector

Mon, 15 Apr 2019By

Investor expectation statement comes after Follow This withdraws Shell resolution

Electric vehicle (EV)

LGIM: Accelerated energy transition offers ‘trillion-dollar opportunity set’

Thu, 11 Apr 2019By

Modelling reveals investments offering ‘asymmetrical exposure to acceleration of policy change’

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ESG roundup: GPIF, World Bank launch green bond initiative

Thu, 11 Apr 2019By

Plus: IFC pronounces on impact investing; Campaign group drops Shell resolution

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Joseph Mariathasan: Nuclear safety, bad science, and climate change

Wed, 10 Apr 2019By

Changing attitudes to nuclear safety have implications for proponents of – and investors in – sustainable energy

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Guest Viewpoint: Manuel Adamini, Sean Flannery, Toby Heaps and Eloy Lindeijer

April 2019 (Magazine)

“Time to invite brown corporates to the green bond party”

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Guest viewpoint: David Kavanagh

March 2019 (Magazine)By

The deadline for national implementation of the IORP II directive passed this January

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Guest viewpoint: Lisa Brüggen & Thomas Post

February 2019 (Magazine)By ,

”Pension funds, insurance companies and policymakers should limit choices to 6-22 option”

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Guest Viewpoint: Sviatoslav Rosov, CFA Institute

January 2019 (magazine)By

The statistics on public market participation by corporations over the past two decades make grim reading. The US had 14% fewer exchange-listed firms in 2012 than in 1975 

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Guest viewpoint: Simon Lewis, AFME

December 2018 (magazine)

Europe’s capital markets are facing some of their toughest challenges since the global financial crisis 

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