IPA: Asia’s wealthy seek out alternatives for returns

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

    Asia’s wealthy seek out alternatives for returns by Wing-Gar Cheng – Institutional investors in asia were early adopters of alternatives. Now HNWI’s are getting in on the act 29/11/13 South Korea, Mexico set to benefit from global growth China’s social security spending exceeds income Value Partners launches gold ETF …

IPE: Keva’s Merja Ailus resigns in wake of benefits scandal

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

  Monday 25 November 2013 Hazel Henderson Change Newsletter settings TODAY’S TOP STORIES Keva’s Merja Ailus resigns in wake of benefits scandal Managing director of €35.3bn local government pension institution of Finland resigns over fringe benefits, personal expenses Langensjö replaced as CEO at Brummer Life IPE Awards Seminar: Asset managers …

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

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

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

IPE News: Defined ambition, TUC, people roundup, PFA, PensionDanmark, Industriens, Big Society Capital

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

      Dear Hazel Henderson,                 Today’s top stories             Defined ambition pensions could be ‘distraction’ for UK government UK – TUC says DA agenda risks distracting DWP from work of improving defined contribution schemes. 30/08/13 Friday people …

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

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

      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

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

                      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

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

        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

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

      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

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance, SRI/ESG News

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 …

Brussels to ‘calibrate’ all directives with Green Paper on long-term investing

Jay Owen Trendspotting

                                                            Today’s top stories             Brussels to ‘calibrate’ all directives with Green Paper on long-term investing …