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France to require institutional investors to disclose carbon exposure
trueThe French government will require institutional investors to measure and disclose their portfolio exposure to carbon.
Columbia Threadneedle adds European equities portfolio manager
trueMark Nichols was appointed portfolio manager in Columbia Threadneedle Investments’ European equities team.
Greece becomes roadblock for European investment
trueMounting tensions over the situation in Greece and the potential for a default or exit from the eurozone are in part holding back institutions from investing in an otherwise positive story for Europe.
Florida Legislature repeals law restricting pension fund investment in Northern Ireland
trueFlorida State Board of Administration, Tallahassee, will be able to invest in Northern Ireland without state statutory restrictions if a bill passed by the Florida Legislature becomes law.
Ireland's National Treasury Management Agency sticks with Mercer as consultant
trueNational Treasury Management Agency rehired Mercer to provide investment consulting, pension financial advisory and pension administration services for its staff pension fund.
AllianzGI expands Europe distribution chief's role to head of EMEA
trueTobias C. Pross was named head of Europe, Middle East and Africa at Allianz Global Investors, in an expansion of his existing role.
EIOPA launches stress tests for European retirement plans
trueThe European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority launched its first stress test for defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans in Europe.
Experts see trouble ahead from MiFID II
trueEuropean market regulators' efforts to apply equity templates to trading in other asset classes will be felt by U.S. money managers and asset owners through higher trading costs, reduced investment performance and a potential move to more in-house management by asset owners, industry analysts said.
Denmark's ATP returns 6% in first quarter on Danish equity gains
trueATP, Hilleroed, Denmark, returned 6% in the first quarter of 2015, boosted by record returns on Danish equities, the pension fund announced Thursday.
Luxembourg receives 50 billion RQFII quota
trueThe People’s Bank of China granted Luxembourg a 50 billion renminbi ($8.1 billion) qualified foreign institutional investor quota.
Sterling-, euro-denominated U.S. equity funds struggle to top S&P 500 index
trueActive money managers find it tough to outperform benchmarks when it comes to sterling-denominated equity strategies investing in the U.S., emerging markets and international equities.
London Stock Exchange on track to sell Russell Investments
trueThe sale of Russell Investments by the London Stock Exchange Group is on track, the exchange said in its latest financial update.
Norway's Government Pension Fund Global notches record quarterly return
trueGovernment Pension Fund Global, Oslo, Norway, achieved its highest ever quarterly return in the three months ended March 31, gaining 5.3% or 401 billion Norwegian kroner ($50.1 billion).
Milken conference: El-Erian warns about eurozone problems
trueMohamed El-Erian, chief economic adviser at Allianz, contends the eurozone is a bit wobbly right now.
Canadian pension funds, Abu Dhabi kick off $4 billion Norway court contest
trueOwners in Norway's gas pipeline network on Monday kicked off their effort in an Oslo court to recoup what they claim will be about 34 billion kroner ($4.34 billion) in lost income from tariff cuts pushed through in 2013.