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River Ribble in Lancashire

Chart of the Week: Equity returns drive LGPS investment gains in 2018-19

Fri, 16 Aug 2019By

Local authority funds for Lancashire and Kensington & Chelsea reported the strongest returns among LGPS funds, as alternatives investors also posted double-digit gains

Chemical plant

€6.8bn chemical company scheme decides against consolidation

Thu, 27 Jun 2019By

PDN says it is optimally prepared to address developments in the changing Dutch pensions sector

Forest

​AMF makes first direct forestry investment with €1bn deal

Tue, 25 Jun 2019By

Deal covers 317,000 hectares of Swedish forestland and includes 15-year supply contract

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​AP1, AP4 say draft rules on illiquid assets must go further

Tue, 25 Jun 2019By

Swedish state pension buffer funds call for increased flexibility around alternative investments, despite new rules in effect since 1 January

Maersk ship

Asset manager roundup: Allianz GI preps institutional trade finance fund

Tue, 28 May 2019By ,

Plus: APG moves to close 2.2% gender pay gap; Renowned investor George Soros buys into Swiss asset manager GAM

All Latest Alternatives News

Geiranger Fjord, Norway

​Including ESG in fixed income ‘boosts market efficiency’, says Norway’s GPFN

Mon, 19 Aug 2019By

Folketrygdfondet chiefs argue that responsible management of fixed income portfolios gives more holistic view of companies

Fiona Reynolds PRI

PRI gains 500 new signatories in 12 months

Fri, 16 Aug 2019By

500 organisations became signatories to the Principles for Responsible Investment in the 2018-19 period; 69 were asset owners  

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ESG roundup: UK ‘economics of biodiversity’ review kicks into gear

Thu, 15 Aug 2019By

Plus: The US Securities and Exchange Commission is to consider whether or not to publish guidance about the use of proxy advice in the shareholder voting process

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Asset managers warned over poor data governance in ESG rush

Thu, 15 Aug 2019By

Report seeks to prompt asset managers to think about ESG data in the same way they would about other important inputs into the investment process

Scarcity value: lack of bond supply further erodes ECB’s effectiveness index

Joseph Mariathasan: Climate change and central banks

Wed, 14 Aug 2019By

The debate over climate change is certainly heating up – both metaphorically and literally – and could have a profound impact on how central banks behave

there is a spate of financial legislation coming from the european commission

EC tenders studies to advance sustainable finance action plan

Wed, 14 Aug 2019By

The European Commission wants to conduct studies looking into sustainability-related products and services, and the integration of ESG risks by EU banks

dombrovskis sustainable finance

Promoting sustainable finance won’t help save the planet: consultant

Mon, 12 Aug 2019By

Portraying sustainable investments as making a significant contribution to sustainable development is ‘a fairytale’, says Frank Wettlauffer

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SEC proposes revised corporate disclosure rules

Fri, 9 Aug 2019By

US regulator’s revamp is intended to make disclosures more readable for investors and simplify compliance to cut out ‘unnecessary costs and burdens’

All ESG

Guest viewpoint: Adam Matthews and John Howchin

July/August 2019 (magazine)

“The Brumadinho dam tragedy causes us to question if we have created the conditions for a set of disasters”

beat zaugg

Guest viewpoint: Beat Zaugg

June 2019 (Magazine)By

A striking indication of ESG’s importance in Switzerland is that Ueli Maurer, the country’s president, will be the keynote speaker at the Swiss Sustainable Finance annual conference in Bern

Christin Ter Braak-Forstinger

Guest Viewpoint: Christin ter Braak-Forstinger

May 2019 (Magazine)

Impact investing has undergone a rapid evolution over the past decade. What originally started with investments in countries at the bottom of the pyramid has become a valid investment approach in developed countries as well. 

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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”

david kavanagh

Guest viewpoint: David Kavanagh

March 2019 (Magazine)By

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

All Guest Viewpoint

IPE QUEST

Your first step in manager selection...

IPE Quest is a manager search facility that connects institutional investors and asset managers.

  • QN-2559

    Asset class: Multi Assets.
    Asset region: -.
    Size: EUR 15m (may be split into two mandates EUR 7.5m).
    Closing date: 2019-09-06.

  • QN-2560

    Asset class: Private Equity.
    Asset region: Global.
    Size: $40m.
    Closing date: 2019-08-30.

  • QN-2561

    Asset class: Infrastructure.
    Asset region: Global.
    Size: $40m.
    Closing date: 2019-08-30.

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