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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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Joseph Mariathasan: Nuclear needs warming up

Mon, 14 Jan 2019By

Hitachi seems likely to abandon plans to build a nuclear power station in Wales due to a lack of firm investor commitments. This follows the abandonment by Toshiba of a nuclear project in Cumbria last year.

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Institutional investors to hasten exit from public markets in 2019

Tue, 8 Jan 2019By

Large-scale poll sees pension funds boosting private assets, with a focus on private equity and real estate

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

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€17bn pension provider vows to scrutinise firms over tax payments

Mon, 18 Feb 2019By

Denmark’s PenSam has added tax issues to its list of ESG policies

Netspar to branch out into artificial intelligence, big data

Pension dashboard should display impact information, says taskforce

Fri, 15 Feb 2019By

Social impact investing ‘implementation taskforce’ responds to government consultation

Stock markets

Index providers respond to controversial weapons campaign

Thu, 14 Feb 2019By

€6trn of investors want exclusion to be the default for indices, providers emphasise choice  

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EU shareholder rights directive ‘could fail’: Hermes

Wed, 13 Feb 2019By

Manager concerned by low levels of awareness and preparedness for revised Shareholder Rights Directive 

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Domestic investments net 4.7% gain for Irish sovereign fund

Tue, 12 Feb 2019By

ISIF’s €4.1bn in Irish investments have attracted a further €7.5bn from external investors

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Joseph Mariathasan: ​ESG’s challenge to economic theory

Mon, 11 Feb 2019By

Traditional economic thinking needs to change to keep up with the adoption of ESG strategies

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Corporate reporting ‘fails to provide meaningful impact information’

Fri, 8 Feb 2019By

Alliance of civil society organisations calls for changes to EU non-financial reporting framework 

PFZW takes stake in green bonds

Norway’s sovereign fund pulls plug on ESG managers to cut costs

Fri, 8 Feb 2019By

GPFG’s manager grapples with new issues in low-carbon transition

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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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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

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