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Pensions in France

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Loi PACTE: Seeking workplace simplicity

May 2018 (magazine)By

Loi PACTE proposal aims to simplify and unify employee supplementary savings regimes

En Marche for pension reform

May 2018 (magazine)By Gilles Pouzin

President Emmanuel Macron’s promised pension system reform is a work in progress 

Pension Regimes: Compulsory schemes

May 2018 (magazine)By Gilles Pouzin

Liberté, egalité, diversité: an outline of France’s pension regimes 

Af2i: Open for business

May 2018 (magazine)By

Jean-François Boulier, president of Af2i outlines his association’s activities and ambitions 

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Pensions In France: Why make it simple?

May 2017 (Magazine)By

French pension schemes are up in arms over plans for a decree they say imposes harmful constraints on how they manage their assets. Susanna Rust reports

Asset Allocation: A diversification call

May 2017 (Magazine)By

Gail Moss writes that French pension providers are looking to diversify their asset allocation to counter political and economic uncertainty

Ircantec raises risk profile

May 2017 (Magazine)By

Appointing an overlay manager is the corollary of a new strategic asset allocation at the €9.8bn French public sector scheme. Susanna Rust reports

Pensions In France: Change of tack on pensions

May 2016 (Magazine)By

French supplementary pension funds are to be freed from the capital requirements of Solvency II and brought under the IORP regime, writes Susanna Rust

PERCO brews a success

May 2016 (Magazine)By

A new law aims to make collective retirement savings plans more attractive, writes Susanna Rust

Energy Transition: TEEed up for change

May 2016 (Magazine)By

A new law has forced climate change onto institutional investors’ agenda, says Susanna Rust

SME Lending: Finance funds for business

May 2016 (Magazine)By Gilles Pouzin

Gilles Pouzin writes about the creation of a new fund designed to see institutional assets converted into loans for small French enterprises

France's first-pillar pensions: Embracing the last resort

May 2016 (Magazine)By Gilles Pouzin

Agirc, the second-pillar pension scheme for private sector executives is planning to merge with the employees’ scheme, Arrco

All France

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FRR launches ESG portfolio analysis searches and updates RI policy

Mon, 29 Jul 2019By

Responsible investment strategy for 2019-23 includes aligning portfolio with 1.5-2°C warming trajectory and defining an ‘extra-financial risk budget’


French government adviser delivers pension reform recommendations

Thu, 18 Jul 2019By

Report elaborates vision of a points-based universal system to replace the 42 schemes that form the current mandatory state-backed system 

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France’s ERAFP keeps its eye on portfolio diversification

Wed, 17 Jul 2019By

The €30bn pension fund is seeking to shift investments towards equities, private equity, real estate and infrastructure

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France’s Agirc-Arrco cuts deficit, adopts SRI charter

Tue, 2 Jul 2019By

The reported deficit in the newly merged schemes fell from €2.9bn to €1.6bn ahead of a targeted return to financial equilibrium in 2020

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€28bn nuclear decommissioning fund adopts new MSCI climate indices

Mon, 24 Jun 2019By

Energy giant EDF says it believes in ‘enabling transition to a low carbon economy’ and plans to allocate to assets benchmarked to MSCI’s third range of climate-related indices

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BlackRock cites auto-enrolment, UK’s NEST as model for French reform

Wed, 5 Jun 2019By

Asset manager sets out a host of recommendations for pension saving reforms contained in the Pacte law, including auto-enrolment and pensions dashboards

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ESG roundup: LSE buys analytics provider Beyond Ratings

Mon, 3 Jun 2019By

Also: Exclusions lead sustainable investment surge in Switzerland; EIOPA consults on climate change and Solvency II; UK minister says schemes ‘doing the right thing’ on climate change 

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France’s FRR awards €1.7bn domestic, European small cap mandates

Fri, 24 May 2019By

Award concludes search launched in April last year, with US small cap and Japanese equity searches still outstanding

All France News


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