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Niklas Ekvall

​IPE Conference: AP4 chief in no rush to add illiquids

Thu, 6 Dec 2018By

NEST CIO Mark Fawcett is on the hunt for DC-ready private credit managers

Scrutinising fees

Manager consolidation, fee compression to continue in 2019: Fitch

Wed, 5 Dec 2018By Elizabeth Pfeuti

‘Volatility from diverging monetary policy could lead to fixed income asset devaluations if rates move unexpectedly’

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Chart of the Week: European private debt assets hit record $200bn

Fri, 23 Nov 2018By

Number of private debt funds targeting Europe shrinks compared to 2017

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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

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Chart of the Week: A shake-up in the route to alternatives?

Fri, 9 Nov 2018By

Fund managers expect shift towards co-investments and separate accounts

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​MP Pension to divest DKK400m of assets after excluding 14 countries

Mon, 17 Dec 2018By

Danish fund gets tough on human rights, cutting Saudi Arabia, Iran and Papua New Guinea from its investable universe

where next in the search for income

​ABN Amro seeks manager for European ESG credit via IPE Quest

Mon, 17 Dec 2018By IPE Staff

Dutch bank’s pension fund to offer €500m-€600m mandate

PFZW takes stake in green bonds

Joseph Mariathasan: What should drive ESG investing?

Mon, 17 Dec 2018By

Mathematical measures are not the best way of assessing the effectiveness of ESG strategies, argues Joseph Mariathasan

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Consultants’ ESG advice ‘paramount’ given new regulations

Fri, 14 Dec 2018By

UK trustee organisation and UKSIF report on consultants’ pledge to bring ESG requirements to trustees’ attention 

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Man Group ESG framework to exclude coal, tobacco from funds

Thu, 13 Dec 2018By

Listed asset manager implements exclusion list as part of a firm-wide ESG framework for portfolio managers

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Energy transition ‘could seriously hit funding of Dutch schemes’

Thu, 13 Dec 2018By Sameer van Alfen

Coverage could drop by up to 17 percentage points over a five-year period, according to Sprenkels & Verschuren 

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Controversial weapons exclusion initiative gathers steam

Thu, 13 Dec 2018By

Swiss-instigated initiative gaining traction among broader European investor base

2018 Dublin conference asset management panel

IPE Conference: The intertwined future of retirement and investment

Wed, 12 Dec 2018By

Panellists discuss outcomes-based investing, ESG, fees, Brexit and more

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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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Guest Viewpoint: Jim Hawley and Jon Lukomnik

October 2018 (magazine)

It is fitting that we launched our ‘Purpose of Asset Management’ paper in London, not far from 221b Baker Street, the home of the famous fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes. 

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Guest Viewpoint: Amlan Roy

July/August 2018 (magazine)By Amlan Roy

Incorporating changing behaviour and technological trends in retirement planning is essential

Guest Viewpoint: Fiona Stewart & Georg Inderst

June 2018 (magazine)By Fiona Stewart, Georg Inderst

“A growing body of research shows ESG factors are a material credit risk for fixed-income investors”

Guest Viewpoint: Christopher Ailman & Mark Walker

May 2018 (magazine)

Words matter, but sometimes they can get in the way. Impact investing, mission-based investing, responsible investment, double and triple-bottom-line investing, ESG factors, and even sustainable investment. All of these terms can have both positive and negative connotations for investors. 

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IPE QUEST

Your first step in manager selection...

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

  • QN-2488

    Asset class: Euro Investment Grade (Enhanced) Passive ESG Credits.
    Asset region: Europe.
    Size: EUR 500 to 600 million.
    Closing date: 2019-01-10.

  • DS-2497

    Closing date: 2019-01-09.

  • QN-2498

    Asset class: Fixed Income Investment Grade.
    Asset region: Global Developed Markets.
    Size: $50m.
    Closing date: 2019-01-07.

  • DS-2499

    Closing date: 2019-01-02.

  • DS-2500

    Closing date: 2019-01-10.

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