Fiona Reynolds

Hedge Funds

Investors key to Paris agreement

The Paris climate agreement has been hailed for recognising the role institutional investors will play in meeting new carbon emission targets and keeping climate change below 2 degrees of warming. Fiona Reynolds, managing director of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), described the agreement between nearly 200 governments around the world as the turning point […]
Policy and Regulation

Sustainable investors on the “right side of history”

World leaders have called for sustainability reporting by companies to become normal practice and for such metrics to be used by investors. The UN Sustainable Development Summit at UN headquarters in New York has created global goals for stock exchanges, investors and companies. The launch was celebrated with a special closing bell ceremony at the […]
Investment Strategy

Women in Super hear from Reynolds

Managing director of PRI, Fiona Reynolds, has called on Australia’s super funds for more action on ESG implementation as part of the organisation’s bid to move from awareness to impact on ESG. In Australia as the guest speaker at the Women in Super national roadshow, Reynolds says that asset owners can ask managers for more, […]
Hedge Funds

Super funds’ priorities reshaping passive managers

The sheer weight of assets held by passive managers is dramatically increasing their power to engage with companies on issues of corporate governance and ESG. Investment Magazine investigates the mixed messages coming out of the three biggest passive managers as they attempt to meet engagement expectations from institutional investors. Two trends are causing institutional investors to ask more from passive management, fuelling a change […]
Opinion

My memories of Mavis: Colin Tate

Colin Tate, the chief executive of Conexus Financial, remembers industry legend Mavis Robertson who died on Tuesday. As a young ad sales guy on the trade title Investor Weekly I was very unsure of how to take Mavis the first times we met. She was the formidable and seemingly dominating woman that knew everyone and […]
Investment Strategy

Mavis Robertson remembered

Two of Mavis Robertson’s closest colleagues have paid tribute to her role in the creation of superannuation as we know it and her inspiration to those within the industry. Together with Garry Weaven, chair of IFM Investors and ME Bank, she was one of the instigators for a compulsory superannuation system for all Australians. Weaven […]
Investment Strategy

Ian Robertson resigns from LGS

Ian Robertson has resigned as director of the Local Government Super board and issued passing shots at those not pulling their weight in the industry. His last board meeting takes place on Wednesday and he will be replaced as the Development and Environmental Professionals’ Association’s nominated representative by Joanna Davison, the interim chief executive of […]
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