Existing methods of tracking fund performance are not suitable for environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, First State Investments has said.
Natasha Browne looks at whether ESG products should be standardised.
Traditional funds often behave similarly to funds with clear environmental, social and corporate governance in terms of reputational risk, research claims.
Lynn Strongin Dodds looks at a joint government initiative to encourage UK pension schemes to invest in infrastructure.
Just over half of trustees are confused by complex investment vehicles, adversely affecting their decision-making abilities, exclusive PP research reveals.
First State Investments has appointed two new infrastructure advisers, bringing Marc Boudier and Lutz Feldmann into the company.
Andrew Short examines why global equities are back in favour
GLOBAL - Have you missed the biggest stories in pensions this week? Find out below, as we list the top 10 most popular stories on www.globalpensions.com over the past seven days.
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GLOBAL - The short-term nature and focus of financial markets is inhibiting the consideration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in capital allocation and could harm long-term investment performance, First State Investments warns.
Infrastructure is becoming increasingly popular with pension funds seeking long duration, reliable cash flow and inflation protection. Chris Panteli finds out more about the asset class
AustralianSuper and Cbus, Credit Suisse, BlackRock, First State Investments, Barings, RBC Dexia
Here they are - the winners of the Global Pensions Awards 2011.
Charlotte Moore canvasses industry experts' opinions on investment approaches for 2011
UK - Nikko Asset Management has appointed former First State Investments chief executive Charlie Metcalfe as President of its European, Middle East and US operations.
AP3; BlackRock;Hermes; State Street; FundQuest; Schroders; SVM; First State
JAPAN - First State Investments has opened an office in Japan and hired a new director of institutional business to help expand its reach in the institutional and pension fund market.