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The challenges of a low-carbon mandate

AP4 already has US and emerging markets low-carbon mandates and plans to invest up to $1 billion across various regions. Mikael Johansson, senior portfolio manager global equities, AP4 explains how the concept of responsible investment can be integrated into the investment process of a large pension fund and the challenges in implementing low carbon mandates. […]
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Behind the strategy of the French pension reserve fund

The French pension reforms in 2010 had a profound impact on the asset allocation of the Fonds de reserve pour les Retraites, the €35.8 billion French pension reserves fund. Instead of making payouts between 2020 and 2040, after the reform, the FRR has to pay €2.1 billon to Caisse d’Amortissement de la Dette Sociale (CADES) […]

LSE fiduciary investor think tank

Investors were challenged to think differently about their portfolios by the latest academic thinking from the London School of Economics at a one-day investment roundtable in London last week.   Chief investment officers from UK and European public and corporate pension funds convened at the London School of Economics for a highly interactive one-day investment […]

France’s FFR halves equities, weights bonds

Equities allocations have been slashed as a result of government changes to the liabilities of the Fonds de Reserve pour les Retraites (FFR) which prompted changes to the fund’s investment policy. FFR lifts allocations to bonds, FISFON, Fonds de Reserve pour les Retraites cuts allocation to equitiesAsset Owner:

France’s SWF looks for manager on forex and risk

Fonds De Reserve Pour Les Retraites, the €35.7 billion ($49 billion) French sovereign wealth fund, is looking for an overlay manager who will be charged with advising and informing the fund on foreign exchange risk and implementation of the risk exposure. Fonds de Reserve Pour Les Retraites, overlay manager for foreign exchange riskAsset Owner: White […]

Vive la (pension) revolution

France’s penchant for social demonstration targeted pension reform this week, with more than one million people striking over proposals to increase the retirement age from 60 to 62. The scenes could act as a warning to other countries with similar pension shortfalls. FISFON, Fonds de Reserve Pour Les Retraites, French srikes over pension reformAsset Owner: […]

FRR joins oil payments transparency initiative

France’s 28.8 billion ($41.7 billion) Fonds de Reserve Pour Les Retraites (FRR) has joined more than 80 institutional investors globally in becoming a signatory to an initiative aimed at strengthening transparency in the extractive industries sector through disclosure around company payments and government revenues from mining, oil and gas. Fonds de Reserve Pour Les RetraitesAsset […]

FRR completes review, reduces equities

France’s pension reserve fund, the €28.9 billion ($40.6 billion) Fonds De Reserve Pour Les Retraites, has completed a strategic asset allocation review that began last January, resulting in a dramatic reduction in equities. Asset Owner: White is responsible for the content across all Conexus Financial’s institutional media and events. In addition to being the editor […]