IPE News: Aba, IORP II, Euroclear, A G Barr, SPW, German SMEs, UNPRI

                          Today’s top stories             UN Principles for Responsible Investment: Commitment required                   White Papers                 A ‘Sharper’ …

IORP II impact studies, people roundup, APG DC platform, Polish reform, Rabobank, Thornburg

      Dear Dr Hazel Henderson                 Today’s top stories             European Commission asks ECB, Joint Research Centre to conduct IORP II impact studies   EUROPE – Brussels seeks to gauge potential impact on markets, occupational pension funds. …

EIOPA, ABP, PFZW, ATP, Crédit Agricole, Ahold, Euroclear, IPE-Quest

                      Today’s top stories             EIOPA asks for more independence, ‘enhanced’ mandate   EUROPE – Chairman suggests partial financing of independent budget by levying fees on industry.   Read more…           …

Towers Watson, EIOPA, PKA, IMF, John van Markwijk, Environment Agency, Credit Suisse, Townsend

        Dear Dr Hazel Henderson                 Today’s top stories             Brussels unlikely to base IORP on any of three QIS scenarios, says Towers Watson   EUROPE – Consultancy notes differing impact of scenarios, with one resulting …

PFA, IAPF, Denmark, Moody’s, Fianna Fáil, Cyprus, First State, OTC derivatives, Hermes, Dexia

      Dear Dr Hazel Henderson                 Today’s top stories             Denmark’s PFA shifts from bonds to US equity over euro-zone fears   DENMARK – Fund hopes bailout of Cyprus could be wake-up call for European singe currency. …

Tobin tax threatens economic viability of ‘repo’ market – ICMA

We at Ethical Markets  have advocated a financial transactions tax  for many years and now it is need more than ever to curb high-frequency trading , best as a “ cancellation fee”  since most HFT orders  are cancelled within milliseconds  and are just  a form of “ front-running”  – Hazel …