• ESG investing

    Large UK pension funds in ESG push

    Sixteen UK pension funds with assets over £200 billion (€267 billion) have published a responsible investment guide to increase accountability and transparency between asset owners and their investment managers.

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  • Greek elections

    Greek elections: Reaction

    Radical Left wing party Syriza won the Greek election last night, days after the European Central Bank (ECB) announced a programme of quantitative easing (QE) worth €1.1 trillion.

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  • European flags

    Five key developments in European ETFs

    Pension funds, insurers and asset managers are using exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for a wide range of purposes and holding them longer than commonly thought.

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    London enjoys AIFMD passporting benefits in Europe

    London's alternative investment fund managers are finally feeling the benefits of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers' Directive (AIFMD), as it opens up new pathways into Europe.

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  • Wrong

    Franklin Templeton dismisses “out of date” claim

    Investment management firm Franklin Templeton has hit out at research that claimed literature for one of its funds was over three months old.

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