IASB, average premiums, UK select committee, DNB, smart beta, PFA, Norway, SpenceJohnson

TODAY’S TOP STORIES IASB mounts charm offensive to address concerns of UK investors Accounting board expresses sympathy for concerns voiced over use of prudence under revised conceptual framework Ditching average Dutch premium selfish and short-sighted, says legal expert UK pension reforms motivated by tax, alleges influential committee chair European institutions …

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 …

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 …

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 …

IP&E: State Street fined £23m over ‘significant failings’ in transition management

  TODAY’S TOP STORIES ?State Street fined £23m over ‘significant failings’ in transition management UK regulator criticises ‘systemic weaknesses’ with internal control processes 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 and …

PGGM vs Israel, Swiss VC fund, United Utilities, PensionDanmark, PKA, IPE-Quest, Rabobank

Monday 13 January 2014 TODAY’S TOP STORIES Israel decries PGGM decision to divest from banks involved in settlements Newspaper accuses fund, which does not exclude Chinese banks investing in Tibet, of double standards Swiss MPs seek pension fund support to seed venture capital scheme United Utilities to shift asset allocation …

ATP leads Danish exodus from Principles for Responsible Investment body

TODAY’S TOP STORIES ATP leads Danish exodus from Principles for Responsible Investment body Group of six pension funds cites lack of democracy, transparency at organisation 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 …

Webcast: Generating high and consistent levels of alpha in a euro-zone equity portfolio

  Webcast event: Generating high and consistent levels of alpha in a euro-zone equity portfolio Date: Tuesday, January 14th 2014 Time: 14:00 UK, 15:00 CET Presentation by: Guy Lerminiaux, CIO Equity Member of the Management Board of Petercam Institutional Asset Management Didier Van De Veire Petercam Institutional Asset Management Presenter: Brendan Maton …

IPE: Dutch funding, Pension Protection Fund, ERAFP, ESG roundup, ING, GreenOak

Tuesday 10 December 2013 Hazel Henderson Change Newsletter settings TODAY’S TOP STORIES Funding at Dutch schemes suddenly drops as deadline approaches Consultancies warn that increasing number of pension funds now facing rights cuts French civil service pension fund awards US equity mandates Bond returns narrow deficits at UK DB pension …

UK National Infrastructure Plan, people roundup, Vervoer, Telefónica, Norwegian oil fund, PensionDan

Wednesday 04 December 2013 Hazel Henderson Change Newsletter settings TODAY’S TOP STORIES UK insurance industry commits £25bn to domestic infrastructure Six of Britain’s largest insurance companies have committed €30bn to domestic infrastructure projects, an allocation made possible due to ‘clarity’ over the implementation of Solvency II regulations Wednesday people roundup Vervoer …