Dutch FTK, Denmark, Bank of England, Finland, IORP II, Armenia, KID

TODAY’S TOP STORIES Revised FTK will provide ‘clear rules’ on indexation, reduce contribution volatility Revised framework criticised by industry for offering insufficient improvement on prior drafts, resembling nominal contract Danish government considers launch of pensions commission UK central bank weighs in on asset manager systemic risk debate German pension association …

Future Prosperity (value) driven by a focus on People and Planet

    Conference Series on Finding Ethical Alpha Building Task Force to Set the Course for Future Alternative investments PURPOSE Guide world’s significant asset allocators to embrace long-term value investing across all asset  classes.  Not another effort  to allocate 1% or 5% of portfolios to ESR, SRI, TBL or Impact, rather …

IP&E – Industry welcomes IORP II despite concerns over risk-evaluation rules

  TODAY’S TOP STORIES Industry welcomes IORP II despite concerns over risk-evaluation rules Commentators voice concerns that risk-evaluation rules could lead to quantitative measures ‘through the back door’ IORP II to require assessment of environmental, resource risk of investments UK pensions industry cautiously welcomes charge-cap proposal Dutch schemes at risk …

PRESS RELEASE – New pension fund trustee guide gives priority to long-term value

    PRESS RELEASE – 06 March 2014   New pension fund trustee guide gives priority to long-term value   Tomorrow’s Company calls for comply-and-explain to apply to pension fund trustee mandates   Tomorrow’s Company, the London based global business think tank is launching a guide for pension fund trustees to …

Impact Capitalism Summit – April 29-30, 2014 – Union League Club of Chicago

  Learn how to deploy capital to make a positive impact while still maximizing returns Conference Overview Watershed Capital Group is pleased to host the Impact Capitalism Summit on April 29-30, 2014 at the Union League Club of Chicago. The Summit is an excellent forum to develop relationships, to gain …

Alternative Energy Companies A financial newsletter focusing on high quality stock picks

mutual funds (MFs) and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). We use a proprietary ranking method to pick the best funds, looking at measures that include fees, risk, tax liability, and the financial health of individual holdings […]   Strong Returns for Alternative Energy Portfolio Posted: 1/30/2014 by Harris Roen, Editor Roen …

WaterMark: Impact Capitalism Summit – April 29-30, 2014

Impact Capitalism Summit – April 29–30, 2014 Apply. Over 300 family offices, asset managers, and assets will explore how to deploy capital across asset classes to make a positive impact while still maximizing returns.  This will be the first national LED LED “light engines” (light sources) for fund managers and companies are …

[Climate Bonds] Unibail-Rodamco issues EUR750m 10 year, A+ green property bond, first green corporate bond of 2014 – 3.4x oversubscribed in less than 2 hours. The next wave of green is coming.

Unibail-Rodamco, a large European commercial property company, yesterday announced that it had placed a landmark EUR750mn green bond based on a portfolio of green buildings. The bond was 3.4 times oversubscribed with the order book reaching EUR2.5bn in under 2 hours! The first corporate green bond linked to property was issued by Sweden’s Vasakronan …

NPRF drops State Street Global Advisors following €23m fine

TODAY’S TOP STORIES NPRF drops State Street Global Advisors following €23m fine Irish fund terminates mandates after UK transition management business fined by regulator WHITE PAPERS Invesco and IPE The first European Institutional Real Estate Survey conducted by IPE, covering 83 pension funds with more than €100bn in property investments …

GreenMoney: 2014 Outlook for Socially Responsible Investing (SRI)

  2014 Outlook    for Socially Responsible Investing (SRI)  by Amy Domini, Founder & CEO of Domini Social Investments     What lies ahead for responsible investors during 2014? Certainly new products, particularly those that are cleaner or more local, certainly a more predictable stock market, and probably enhanced interest in the value …