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 …

Long-term investing, DC disclosure, discount rate debate, Danish FSA, Kent County, KLP

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

                            Dear Dr Hazel Henderson                 Today’s top stories             Brussels to ‘calibrate’ all directives with long-term investing Green Paper   EUROPE – Commissioner Michel Barnier …

NSFM report published today: Financial Transaction Tax will help, not harm, pensions

Ethical Markets Reforming Global Finance, SRI/ESG News

Network for Sustainable Financial Markets has posted a new item, ‘NSFM report published today: Financial Transaction Tax will help, not harm, pensions ‘ 11th December, 2012: A Financial Transaction Tax would not adversely hit pension funds according to a new report published today by the Network for Sustainable Financial Markets. …

DWP on auto-enrolment, PPF, Islington pension fund, Blackstone, BlackRock, SPW

Ethical Markets SRI/ESG News

Auto-enrolment will result in majority staying with scheme, says DWP UK – Department for Work & Pensions survey also reveals widespread confusion about pensions. 27/11/12 PPF amends investment principles to add farmland, EM debt London borough pension scheme commits £20m to housing fund UK roundup: PwC, Pitmans, NAPF, Mercer, Aon …

FairPensions responds to Vince Cable’s Proposals on Executive Pay

kristy Reforming Global Finance, SRI/ESG News

‘We at Ethical Markets thanks Fair Pensions for their Leadership, Hazel henderson, Editor’ News Release: FairPensions responds to Vince Cable’s Proposals on Executive Pay Responsible investment campaigners FairPensions reacts with dismay to news of government proposals on executive pay. Responding to Dr Cable’s proposals Christine Berry, Policy Officer at FairPensions, …

Long-term investment beliefs are focus of P&I-Oxford survey – a few days left to participate!

kristy SRI/ESG News

Network for Sustainable Financial Markets has posted a new item, ‘Long-term investment beliefs are focus of P&I-Oxford survey – a few days left to participate!’ Pensions & Investments and Oxford University launched a survey on May 23 exploring long-term investment beliefs. Institutional investors ? including executives at pension funds, foundations, …

Investment & Pensions Europe: Shareholder Spring?

Ethical Markets Reforming Global Finance, SRI/ESG News

The recent AGM votes on executive pay at UBS, Barclays, Aviva and Citi are obvious signs of fundamental change, no? Certainly the context is changing. Last year, I heard the CEO of a large European company say that his greatest fear was political instability and violent social unrest. Some thought …

A window into the future: Understanding and predicting longevity – Swiss Re

kristy SRI/ESG News

Latest White Papers A window into the future: Understanding and predicting longevity – Swiss Re Risk – Based Indexation – Lyxor Risk-Return Analysis Of Dynamic Investment Strategies – Lyxor Strategic Asset Allocation – Lyxor IPE Invesco European Institutional Asset Management Survey 2011 ING Clarion Real Estate Securities – Real Estate …

Dutch minister to offer more board options for pension funds

kristy SRI/ESG News

Corporate governance standards not to blame for financial crisis, says AP3 Submission on European Commission’s Green Paper on corporate governance urges against further regulation. 04/07/11 Dutch minister to offer more board options for pension funds What do pensions regulators need? Three-quarters of UK trustees plan to reduce equity allocation Switzerland’s …

Four PKA pension funds merged into single €4.4bn scheme

kristy SRI/ESG News

Four PKA pension funds merged into single €4.4bn scheme Four of eight funds administered by Denmark’s PKA have now formed Health Professionals’ Pension Fund. 04/05/11 Hermes Pension Management to offer ‘internal consultancy’ EFRP questions Commission’s Call for Advice on IORPs Aba head questions importance of cross-border pensions Industry must represent …