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      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. …

Global Consortium of Institutional Investors Integrate ESG Factors Into Real Estate

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Global Consortium of Institutional Investors Integrate ESG Factors Into Real Estate Investments GRESB to join forces with GRI to enhance disclosure on sustainability in real estate sector Amsterdam, April 4, 2012 – Thirty of the world’s largest pension asset managers, the major real estate industry associations and a large group …

DB Advisors to expand fiduciary management for UK SMEs

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DB Advisors to expand fiduciary management for UK SMEs Institutional investment division for Deutsche AM to grow offering in the US. 18/05/11 Fraud, fiscal irregularities found at half of Dutch real estate companies APG warns against ‘overreacting’ on pensions supervision NEST charges ‘not ideal’, says UK pensions minister ‘No hiding …

EM interest leads to rise in global manager searches, says Mercer

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EM interest leads to rise in global manager searches, says Mercer UK accounts for third of all emerging market searches, while commodity interest doubles. 17/05/11 APG adopts new ISAE-3402 standard on internal control Basel pension fund returns 4.1%, closes in on full funding Pension funds responsible for driving up food …