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Polder in the Netherlands is the low-lying land reclaimed from the sea. By extension, it also refers to the highly developed social contract system between politics, business and labour.
What makes ESG data providers stand out? For TruValue Labs, the answer is to apply AI and machine learning to thousands of unstructured data sources to enhance ESG investment processes
Timothée Jaulin (Amundi), Matthew Edwards (Willis Towers Watson), Alex Edmans (London Business School), and Fiona Stewart (World Bank) among other speakers
Tina Fordham (Avonhurst), Elizabeth Corley (Impact Investing Institute), Amin Rajan (CREATE-Research), and Marg Franklin (CFA) among other speakers
- Opinion Pieces
Back in March 2020 as the extent of the coronavirus in western Europe was becoming clear, Risto Murto, president and CEO of the €49bn Finnish pension insurer Varma, called for the creation of “healthcare buffers” to mitigate the effects of future pandemics.
Ostrum will be looking to boost ESG integration within its corporate fixed income team of around 20 analysts
- Opinion Pieces
Once again, European pension systems – notably those of the Netherlands and Denmark – have scored most highly in this year’s Mercer CFA Pension Index. These successes are no accident, and among the key ingredients is years of pragmatic and consensual policy making.
At first sight, the two sides of Federated Hermes seem culturally distinct. Federated is a staid, family-controlled, and Pittsburgh-based money manager with a history of providing services to bank trust departments. Hardly a hotbed of ESG or shareholder engagement, you might think.
- Special Report
This year’s 7.25% increase in overall assets for IPE’s Top 1000 European Pension Funds 2020 sample to €8.3trn must inevitably be seen in light of 2019’s strong year for asset returns and 2020’s tumultuous COVID-19-related market crash. By comparison, the overall asset increase in 2019’s survey was 6.93%.
“Implementing the great ideas in finance for clients” is the stated mantra of Dimensional Fund Advisors’ founder and executive chairman David Booth. But at times of market stress and volatility, such as this year and in March in particular, even the most sophisticated and long-term-focused investors can question the validity of great ideas.