All articles by Robert Fuller – Page 5

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    Morley develops core/satellite hedge approach


    UK – Morley Fund Management is to implement a new core, long overlay and active satellite approach in its management of the £57bn (€90bn) Norwich Union with profits insurance funds....

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    Lasalle bolsters European investment teams


    FRANCE/GERMANY – Lasalle Investment Management has strengthened its European investment team with top-level appointments in its French and German offices....

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    New e4bn German pension scheme out to tender


    GERMANY – The German metal and electronics industry representative bodies have invited investment managers to tender for the assets of a new €4bn retirement savings scheme, which could potentially have a membership of around four million workers.....

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    UK government reveals MFR abolition plans


    UK – The protection of pension schemes members is paramount, says social security minister, Alistair Darling, who today publishes the government’s proposals for the next stage of plans to replace the minimum funding requirement (MFR).

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    EU equality directive big issue for pension funds


    EUROPE – Discrimination on the grounds of age and sexual orientation is set to become the next big issue for pension funds in Europe, according to UK consultancy firm, William M Mercer.

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    JP Morgan lands £4.2bn Prudential fund custody


    UK – JP Morgan Investor Services Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) has been appointed as global custodian to the £4.2bn (€6.7bn) Prudential Staff Pension Scheme (PSPS)....

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    ABN Amro resumes Luxembourg fund trading


    NETHERLANDS – ABN Amro is to resume the issuance and redemption of shares of a number of its Amsterdam and Luxembourg listed funds in line with the reopening today of the New York stock exchange....

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    Julius Baer appoints new CIO


    SWITZERLAND – Bank Julius Baer & Co has appointed Gérard Plasko as chief investment officer of private banking in its Zurich office....

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    Currency markets hold up under US crisis


    US SPECIAL – The currency markets remain largely unaffected by the tragedy that hit New York this week, according to industry specialists.....

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    Fidelity appoints institutional head for France


    FRANCE – Fidelity Investments has appointed Christophe Gloser as director of its institutional fund management business in France as part of its expansion plans across Europe....

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    JPMorgan warns investors not to panic


    US SPECIAL – There is no need for investors to panic about the impact that Tuesday’s terrorist attack in the US and its ensuing tragedy will have on equity markets, according to JP Morgan’s European equity group (JPM)....

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    Giant Italian scheme draws up manager shortlist


    ITALY – Fondo Pensione Complementare per la Famiglia (Fondo Famiglia), the Italian housewives’ and part time workers’ pension fund, which could potentially include as many as 15 million members, has drawn up a shortlist of 12 asset management firms to run the fund’s assets....

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    EVCA lobbies EU on private equity 'disparities'


    EUROPE – Considerable disparities exist between EU member states over regulations and incentives surrounding venture capital and private equity, despite the single market, the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EVCA) today told European Union (EU) representatives....

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    Belgium starts round table talks on pension reform


    BELGIUM – The Belgian government has instigated a round table discussion between unions and employer representatives relating to pensions issues, which includes issues of concern surrounding the new Vandenbroucke law on industry sector supplementary pension funds....

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    Previmoda in RFP for bond/equity managers


    ITALY – Italian fashion and textiles industry pension fund, Previmoda, is tendering for three managers to run two bond portfolios and one equity fund....

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    German consultant adapts to pension reforms


    GERMANY – Cologne based independent consultancy firm, Büro Dr. Heubeck, Cologne, has, changed its German legal status, becoming HEUBECK AG, in a move it says will better allow it to meet the increasing “requirements and demands” of the German market, particularly the Riester pension reforms....

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    Mellon to buy web-based investment solutions firm


    US – Mellon Financial Corporation and Eagle Investment Systems have signed an agreement whereby Mellon will acquire Eagle, a privately held developer of web-based investment management software solutions....

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    Europe's top pension funds list '2001' published


    EUROPE – The Norwegian State Oil Fund was Europe’s fastest growing pension fund among the continent’s top 20 schemes in the year from September 2000 to September 2001, according to figures compiled by Investment & Pensions Europe Magazine (IPE) in its annual 'Top 1,000' survey of European pension funds.

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    State Street launches new European sector ETFs


    EUROPE – State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) has launched a new series of European exchange traded funds (ETFs) to be based on the Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) Europe sector indices....

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    S&P starts new risk management service


    UK – Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has established a new London-based risk management division for investors, called Risk Solutions....