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France to require institutional investors to disclose carbon exposure

France to require institutional investors to disclose carbon exposure

The French government will require institutional investors to measure and disclose their portfolio exposure to carbon.

May 22, 2015 | 01:01 pm

U.K.’s Pensions Regulator highlights importance of employer contributions to plug deficits

Pension funds that cannot afford to take higher risk to help plug growing deficits should turn to their employer for increased contributions, so they do not have to extend their recovery plan end...

May 22, 2015 | 01:15 pm

Ontario Teachers gives CEO interim CIO title

Ron Mock, president and CEO of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, will take over as interim chief investment officer of the C$154.4 billion ($128.5 billion) pension fund when...

May 22, 2015 | 11:41 am
Canada Pension Plan posts record 18.3% fiscal-year return

Canada Pension Plan posts record 18.3% fiscal-year return

Canada Pension Plan had a net 18.3% return on investments in the 12 months ended March 31, the plan's fiscal year, 1.3 percentage points above its custom benchmark.

May 21, 2015 | 03:25 pm

Russell, Ping An end China-based joint venture

Russell Investments and China-based financial services conglomerate Ping An Insurance Co. of China agreed to end a joint venture they established in 2011.

May 20, 2015 | 03:38 pm

Canada Pension Plan, BC Partners net nearly $1 billion in Suddenlink sale

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and a private equity fund managed by BC Partners on Wednesday announced it had agreed to sell its combined 70% stake in the parent of cable TV provider Suddenlink ...

May 20, 2015 | 01:15 pm

West Sussex County sticks with Baillie Gifford for balanced fund strategy

West Sussex County Council Pension Fund rehired Baillie Gifford to manage a £1.2 billion ($1.9 billion) balanced fund allocation.

May 20, 2015 | 11:32 am

Columbia Threadneedle adds European equities portfolio manager

Mark Nichols was appointed portfolio manager in Columbia Threadneedle Investments’ European equities team.

May 20, 2015 | 11:17 am
Illinois passes bill for pension funds to divest from companies boycotting Israel

Illinois passes bill for pension funds to divest from companies boycotting Israel

The Illinois General Assembly passed a bill that would require the five state-funded retirement systems to divest investment holdings in companies that boycott Israel.

May 19, 2015 | 03:19 pm

London Pensions Fund Authority picks Apollo for credit strategy

London Pensions Fund Authority hired Apollo Global Management to run a £150 million ($235.1 million) alternative credit allocation, a spokesman said.

May 19, 2015 | 12:27 pm

National Grid U.K. Pension Scheme selling in-house money manager

The trustees of the National Grid U.K. Pension Scheme is looking to sell its in-house money management business, Aerion Fund Management, as it moves to outsource the management of its £17.3...

May 19, 2015 | 11:48 am

Pension Insurance Corp. taps new CIO

Robert Groves was named chief investment officer of Pension Insurance Corp., a specialist insurer of defined benefit plans.

May 19, 2015 | 09:25 am
Quebec's Caisse takes different path on energy

Quebec's Caisse takes different path on energy

Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec, Montreal, which oversees investments of Quebec's public pension funds, is focusing on distribution instead of production as a way to gain returns from energy...

May 18, 2015

GIC, CPPIB form joint venture for $263 million purchase of Seoul mall

GIC, the Singapore sovereign wealth fund, and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board announced Monday they had formed a joint venture partnership to acquire the D-Cube retail mall in Seoul from Daesung ...

May 18, 2015 | 05:08 am