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Special Report

Impact investing


Pensions in Italy

Roberto Arioli

Private equity: Visions of the future

July/August 2019 (magazine)By

Is Project Iris, a joint effort by Italian pension funds to invest in alternatives, a sign of things to come?

lorenzo cicero

IORP II: Race to adopt new rules

July/August 2019 (magazine)By

Putting the new IORP II rules in place will be a challenge for Italian pension funds in areas like risk management

federica casarsa

ESG picks up steam

July/August 2019 (magazine)By Maria Teresa Cometto

 Italian pension funds have been late starters in embracing ESG principles but they are catching up fast 

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COVIP: The glass is half full

July/August 2019 (magazine)By

Despite its several ailments, the health of the Italian pension industry keeps improving

gianmaria fragassi

A real alternative to help Italy's economy

July/August 2019 (magazine)By

A review of think tank Itinerari Previdenziali’s and Borsa Italiana’s recent project on Italian pension funds’ real-economy investments

First pillar: Ahead of the game

July/August 2019 (magazine)By

Italy’s privatised first-pillar pension funds are modernising their strategies


Italy's public pensions: Unfinished business?

July/August 2018 (magazine)By

Italy’s new government plans changes to first-pillar pensions that could have a significant impact on the country’s economy

Second Pillar: A sector comes of age

July/August 2018 (magazine)By

Without further measures to increase coverage, Italy’s growing second-pillar pensions will continue to represent only a relatively small share of the overall economy 

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Carlo Cottarelli: “There’s no spending your way out of debt”

July/August 2018 (magazine)By

Carlo Cottarelli, Italy’s caretaker prime minister during the recent political crisis, explains why the new Italian government should avoid overspending on pensions and other key budget items

Asset Allocation: Tactics come into play

July/August 2018 (magazine)By

Italian pension funds are diversifying their asset allocation in response to low yields

Fondo Pensione Byblos: Byblos writes a new chapter

July/August 2018 (magazine)By Maria Teresa Cometto

A sector fund making bold moves in alternative investment funds

Telemaco: A colourful approach

July/August 2018 (magazine)By Maria Teresa Cometto

The telecom pension fund has increased diversification significantly, considering alternatives and ESG

All Italy


​Italian pension fund Solidarietà Veneto to add infrastructure, real estate

Tue, 13 Aug 2019By

Fund for companies in the Veneto region said it was ready to make the move based on its experience so far in private markets 

Milan Italy

​Italian roundup: Fonchim offers five mandates worth €1.75bn

Thu, 25 Jul 2019By

Utilities sector fund Pegaso seeks consultant; Media industry fund tenders mandates for equity and bond managers

Rome, Italy

Experts voice concerns over planned Italian second-pillar fund

Wed, 24 Jul 2019By

Aon and SSGA say Italy’s INPS is unsuited to run a proposed new pension fund and should focus on developing existing arrangements

Rome, Italy

Italian pension schemes hit out at government plan for new fund

Thu, 18 Jul 2019By

The Italian Social Security Institute wants to set up an alternative to existing second-pillar funds, but trade body Assofondipensione warns it could hurt the system


Compenswiss tenders real estate mandate worth €50-100m via IPE Quest

Mon, 15 Jul 2019By

Quartet of tenders sees Swiss and Nordic investors allocate to China A-shares, currency hedging and core real estate as investors continue diversification push


​Italy roundup: Industry scheme seeks managers for €1.6bn worth of mandates

Mon, 15 Jul 2019By

Fondo Telemaco seeks private equity and private debt managers to run €105m; Solidarietà Veneto picks Groupama, Eurizon for new mandates

Rome, Italy

​Italian pension fund seeks up to 17 managers to run €4bn

Tue, 25 Jun 2019By

Service sector pension fund re-tenders entire asset base and seeks risk overlay manager


Italian, UK institutional investors back private debt funds

Mon, 24 Jun 2019By ,

Italian banking sector pension fund and others join European Investment Fund in backing Anthilia BIT III; Merseyside LGPS fund invests £30m with Funding Circle

All Italy News


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