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80% of German institutions 'have no exposure to alternatives'

Fri, 16 Jun 2017By

Illiquidity, regulation, and costs all cited as hurdles to diversification, according to survey of Spezialfonds investors

US dollars

More SWFs take to private debt but capital-raising levels off

Wed, 14 Jun 2017By

Mezzanine was most popular private debt strategy for sovereign funds in last 12 months

Museum of Art History, Vienna

German and Swiss investors diverge on alternatives strategies

Mon, 12 Jun 2017By

Diversification of alternatives portfolios is important, but not always possible, conference hears

Offshore wind farm

Investment in green energy beats conventional sources for first time

Thu, 8 Jun 2017By

Preqin data shows capital-raising balance has tipped in 2017 in favour of renewables

analytics data

European investors back hedge funds in low-return world

Wed, 7 Jun 2017By

Mercer survey shows increase in investors allocating to much-maligned sector

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London eye

UK government divestment rules 'unlawful', court rules

Mon, 26 Jun 2017By

LGPS funds not banned to comply with foreign or defence policies when implementing divestment decisions


Lawyers: Pension funds must increase efforts to reclaim damages

Fri, 23 Jun 2017By

Increased effort would also be good for the implementation of ESG principles

Road sky clouds horizon long-term distance

New research 'quantifies' long-term investment premium

Wed, 21 Jun 2017By

Accessing the benefits of long-term investing will require a major shift in mindset, expanded skills

Bullets, weapons, munition

ESG roundup: Publica, North Rhine-Westphalia, AP2

Mon, 19 Jun 2017By

Swiss and German funds take action to divest from companies; AP2 backs Dutch housing bond

ESG impact trees forestry green

Consultants, rules, and jargon: the ‘roadblocks’ to impact investing

Fri, 16 Jun 2017By

Conference panellists discuss how to support the growth of sustainable investing

ExxonMobil oil rig

Sweden's AP7 cuts six companies from investment universe

Fri, 16 Jun 2017By

Companies blacklisted for breaches of the Paris Agreement on climate change

Solar panels

Individuals and institutions split on benefits of ESG investing: survey

Thu, 15 Jun 2017By

Offering ESG investment options could help plug the savings gap, asset manager argues


ESG round-up: Industry green bond standards updated

Wed, 14 Jun 2017By

Plus: Japan’s GPIF writes to asset managers in follow-up to revised Stewardship Code


Guest Viewpoint: Avida International

June 2017 (Magazine)

“Fiduciary management has turned into a sophisticated exercise of managing increasingly complex investment value chains” 

Guest viewpoint: Francesco Briganti, EBWI Employee Benefits and Welfare Institute

May 2017 (Magazine)

It is widely known that EIOPA is studying the possibility of a new EU legal framework for a pan-European occupational defined contribution pension regime

Guest Viewpoint: Philip Shier - Society of Actuaries in Ireland

April 2017 (Magazine)

One of the objectives of the European Commission in the revision of the IORP Directive was to enhance the information provided to prospective members, members and beneficiaries of IORPs

Guest Viewpoint: Rory Murphy - Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund

March 2017 (Magazine)

Pensions are by their nature long-term and this can often lead to an acceptance of inertia because “this is how we have always done it”. But in today’s world this is no longer good enough

Guest Viewpoint: Rudyard Ekindi

February 2017 (Magazine)By

”Asset managers are from Mars, asset owners are from Venus”

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