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Costs drive ABP’s switch to passive in public markets

Managing costs is the central driver behind €470 Dutch civil service scheme ABP’s recent decision to switch much of its public market allocation to passive, index-led strategies, according to a spokesperson at the fund. The low-cost strategy at Europe’s largest pension fund is accompanied by sustainability and simplification priorities.
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Investors need better ways to measure and integrate ESG outcomes

Returns have been disconnected with the social returns of ESG-related and impact investments, leading to confusion around different targets and how to integrate them into an investment framework. A case study demonstrates how investors can better allocate their capital by explicitly incorporating impact preference and returns into portfolio theory.