Professional Pensions spoke to BNP Paribas Asset Management head of sales Philip Dawes as part of an exclusive series of interviews with some of the finalists and winners of the UK Pensions Awards. This is what he had to say…
Comic relief founder launches campaign to shift £3trn of pension assets into sustainable investments
Film producer Richard Curtis - also co-founder of Comic Relief - has launched a campaign to help make the UK’s £3trn of pension assets more sustainable and ensure it is invested in building a better world after the coronavirus pandemic.
Nest has demanded Barclays provide a “robust plan” on winding up investments into fossil fuel providers.
A group of 11 pension and investment funds have filed a resolution calling for Barclays to stop offering loans to fossil fuels companies.
Asset manager BNP Paribas has been awarded a private credit mandate by Nest following a competitive open tender.
Investors have expressed concern over the volume of fossil fuel giants still ignoring the Paris Agreement climate pledges.
The £4.2bn North East Scotland Pension Fund (NESPF) has appointed HSBC Securities Services as its custodian, replacing BNP Paribas.
BNP Paribas will end business with companies whose primary activities involve profiting from the extraction of oil or gas from shale or tar sands, while ramping up its investments in renewable energy.
Australia's seventh biggest superfund puts ESG issues at the very heart of its investment decision process. Stephanie Baxter takes a look at UniSuper's grown-up strategy
BNP Paribas Securities Services has signed up to the United Nations' Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
Historically UK pension funds have been behind the curve when it comes to integrating ESG issues into investment decision making. However, Lynn Strongin-Dodds believes this is changing.
Recent research shows pension schemes are demanding more information from asset managers about their investments. Helen Morrissey asks what this means.
Research from BNP Paribas shows major shifts in how pension schemes approach investment strategy. Helen Morrissey takes a look at the findings.
The Railways Pension Scheme's investment house has appointed BNP Paribas Securities Services to manage its dealing services.
AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) has appointed Francisco Arcilla, Daniel Leon and Eric Lhomond to senior management positions.
BNP Paribas Securities Services has hired Sid Newby as head of pension fund sales in a move aimed at winning more asset owner business.
Middlesbrough Council has appointed BNP Paribas to act as custodian for the £2.5bn Teesside Pension Fund.
GLOBAL - Current investment theory and practice runs the risk of failing investors at their time of greatest need, a new group of investment managers warns.
Sponsors will increasingly turn to intellectual property as a contingent asset to plug pension fund deficits, lawyers say.
EUROPE - France, Italy, Spain and Belgium have temporarily banned short-selling of financial stocks in response to sharp share price falls across Europe.
This month includes panelists from L&G, BNP Paribas, M&G and Aviva Investors.
Changing attitudes to cash management
EUROPE - Fauchier Partners, the institutional fund of hedge funds owned by BNP Paribas, has said the tripling of a withdrawal period on one product allows it to invest in a wider range of underlying managers.