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ESG: The metrics jigsaw

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Issue : June 2019 (Magazine)

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  •  top 10 global managers 2019

    Top 400 Global essentials

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    IPE’s 2019 asset management study at a glance

  • europes asset management centres

    Top 400 European essentials

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    IPE’s 2019 asset management guide at a glance

  • top 10 global aum inflows and outflows

    Top 400 Insights

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    IPE’s 2019 asset management study at a glance

  • liam kennedy

    Policies needed

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    The new European Commission will inherit a coherent but partially implemented Capital Markets Union (CMU) in the autumn. But much needs to be done to consolidate, refocus and re-energise this landmark constellation of policies and objectives.

  • daniel ben ami

    No going back

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    There is no going back to the days when the key political divide was between mainstream left and right

  • carlo svaluto moreolo

    Europe belatedly turns eastwards

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    The EU’s lack of a common strategy to respond to the rise of China as an economic superpower suddenly came to the fore earlier this year, as Italy joined China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). 

  • nick reeve

    DC’s collective voice could be decisive

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    Australian pension funds could soon become the biggest shareholders in their country’s equity market (see page 5), with researchers at Rainmaker Information forecasting their combined domestic stock holdings to hit 60% by 2033. 

  • haukur hafsteinsson

    Interview: Haukur Hafsteinsson, LSR

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    The government pensions veteran bids farewell to LSR, Iceland’s largest pension, after 34 years as its chief executive  

  • book review

    Book review: The Rise of the Working-Class Shareholder

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    David Webber is well placed to rehearse the legal and political arguments around public pension funds’ power to change companies

  • sharon bowles

    Interview: Sharon Bowles – A forensic assessment

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    The former chair of the European Parliament’s Economic Affairs Committee talks to Stephen Bouvier

  • raj thamotheram

    Long-term matters: Exxon’s AGM – can investors learn from the slave trade?

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    English evangelical protestants allied with the Quakers initiated the campaign to abolish the UK slave trade in the early nineteenth century. Two centuries later, the Vatican has said that climate change is a “moral and religious imperative for humanity”. Will the fate of fossil fuel companies be defined by public, sovereign and religious investors? And can other investors watch from the sidelines?

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    Letter from the US: Practitioners defend ESG from executive threat

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    The proxy season was different in the US this time around. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) resolutions – as well as the use of those criteria for investing – are under scrutiny by the Trump administration and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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    IPE Perspective: Two sides to the MMT premise

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    Is there any merit in functional finance versus classical economic theory? 

  • On the Record: Tough times at home

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    We asked two pension funds to share their views about investing in Europe at this crucial juncture for its economy 

  • beat zaugg

    Guest viewpoint: Beat Zaugg

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    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

  • gregoire haenni

    How we run our money: CPEG

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    Grégoire Haenni, CIO of CPEG, the public pension fund for the Swiss canton of Geneva, explains the fund’s multidimensional approach to asset allocation

  • nordic region

    ATP: Green signals

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    In its quest for better quant stock selection method, ATP has also reduced its carbon footprint by a quarter

  • Denmark: Schemes challenge regulator on guarantee

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    Regulatory developments and the low-interest-rate environment are pushing pension funds to move away from guaranteed schemes  

  • Sweden: Reform focus turns to quality and cost

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    Phase two of Sweden’s premium pension system reform aims to weed out poor investment pension funds and preserve the best

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    Per Bolund: Green future for Swedish pensions

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    Sweden’s financial markets minister tells Pirkko Juntunen that the government is preparing for comprehensive pension reform

  • Iceland: Full overhaul on the cards

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    Iceland’s government is preparing for a comprehensive review of pension fund issues

  • Norway: Paving the way for competition

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    Municipal reform and proposed new public-sector scheme is creating a fertile environment for competition

  • europe outlook special report

    Europe Outlook: Behind the gloom

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    Pessimism abounds about Europe’s prospects but is it justified?

  • Technology: Disparities impede EU progress

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    The EU is not achieving its true potential on the global technology stage because it is still not operating as a fully fledged single market

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    China: Befriending the dragon

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    Italy’s decision to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative has prompted criticism from the EU and the US

  • karel lannoo

    PEPP: How to kill an EU proposal

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    The PEPP has been stripped of its initial ambition

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    Briefing: Shining a light on active ETFs

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have grown into a $5trn (€4.4trn) global industry by focusing on a few key selling points – low costs, liquidity, easy diversification and transparency.

  • Briefing: Guidance for valuation of ILS

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    Valuation has always been an important, albeit thorny, component in assessing insurance-linked securities (ILS) but the higher-than-expected losses in 2017 and 2018 made the number crunching even trickier. The recently published set of guidelines from the  Standard Board of Alternative Investments (SBAI) is designed to improve the process but investors should always be aware of the risks attached to this asset class.

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    Briefing: It is all downhill from here

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    Six months ago, markets were rediscovering volatility, sentiment was wavering and there were growing fears that we had reached the end of a decade-long bull market for most assets. There were several reasons, such as worries over indicators, global trade tensions and the sustainability of corporate earnings growth, but one of the key ones was the relentless raising of interest rates by the US Federal Reserve.

  • ESG: Evolving non-financial reporting

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    This month, the European Commission is due to release guidelines on climate-related reporting by companies.

  • Strategically Speaking: Montanaro Asset Management

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    As a Europe-focused small and mid-cap manager, the decision of London-based Montanaro Asset Management to launch its Better World fund, a global impact focused fund after a 27-year track record as a European house, was most certainly a change in strategic direction.

  • Indices and Benchmarks: The Chinese dam breaks

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    Global bond indices have started including the Chinese domestic bond markets in their benchmarks

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    European benchmarks: Meet Sonia, €STR and Saron

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    European interest rate benchmarks reform will bring new challenges for asset managers and investors

  • how esg portfolios are built

    The origin of ESG indices

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    What does the proliferation of sustainable benchmarks mean for passive ESG investing?

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    Government Bonds - Euro-zone: Turning Japanese

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    The euro-zone appears to be in a low-growth liquidity trap redolent of Japan

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    US Treasuries – still safe?

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    Rising US government debt levels are posing a conundrum for bond investors

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    Fixed income, rates, currencies: Politics remains the bellwether

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    Financial markets continue to be influenced by news, and tweets, about the US-China trade negotiations. While stock markets have sold off during the second quarter of 2019, and credit spreads have widened, this financial tightening is so far less than what happened over the last few months of 2018. 

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    Ahead of the curve: Unlocking new insights

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    Fundamental investment success involves developing a view on global trends and future market directions as well as identifying relevant investments that are aligned with this strategy. This second step of the process is long and labourious. 

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    IPE Quest Expectations Indicator: June 2019

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    Last months’ move away from political risk continued this month for the US, the EU and Japan. The UK figures were stable or moving slightly in the opposite direction, reflecting worries over Brexit with the UK body politic in disarray.

  • top 400 2019 cover

    Top 400: Cultures change

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

  • top 400 multi boutiques

    Multi Boutiques

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    Can multi-affiliate boutique structures combine the benefits of consolidation with the cultural advantages of smaller, focused managers? 

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    Artificial intelligence: Let me tell you what you really think

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

     How are managers deploying natural language processing to analyse management sentiment in earnings calls?

  • top 400 esg weight of evidence

    ESG: Weight of evidence

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    There is no consensus on a positive link between ESG and improved portfolio performance

  • roger urwin

    Successful investment firms don’t dodge industry realities

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    Culture is a big differentiator in determining the successful asset managers of the future

  • benchmark risk

    Axioma Riskwatch June 2019

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    Data as of 30th April 2019

  • virtu global tradewatch june 2019

    Virtu Global Tradewatch June 2019

    Magazine Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    Trade flow ratio and net trade flow

  • Total global AUM 2019

    Special Report Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    All the asset managers featured in the Top 400 ranked by worldwide and external institutional assets under management. Assets managed by these groups total €66.4trn (2018: €65.7trn)

  • Top 120 European institutional managers 2019

    Special Report Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    The largest European asset managers featured in the Top 400 survey 2019

  • Institutional clients 2019

    Special Report Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    The top ten asset managers managing assets on behalf of each type of institutional client, worldwide.

  • Asset outflows/inflows 2019

    Special Report Sat, 1 Jun 2019

    Gains and losses of the Top 400 asset managers

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