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IFM Investors enters the Mexican infrastructure market

IFM Investors is making its first investment in Mexico through a 24.99 per cent stake in a toll road on the outskirts of Mexico City. The investment is predicated in part on the forecast that Mexico will become the world’s tenth largest economy by 2030 – it is currently in fifteenth place. Julio Garcia, head […]
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Pension funds put pressure on G20 tax reform

Pension funds are becoming vocal ahead of the G20 leaders summit next week, reiterating the need for action over tax reform, and encouraging world leaders to consider financial reform that encourages long-term investing. The UK’s Local Authority Pension Fund Forum, which is a collaborative shareholder engagement group of 61 local authority pension funds with combined […]

Investigating long-term mandates

The PRI is investigating the experiences of asset owners that have engaged service providers in long-term mandates, and conducting a literature review on long-termism, in a bid to develop a reference guide on how to implement a long-term mandate and drive long-term behaviour. Managing director of PRI, Fiona Reynolds, says the starting point, and initial […]
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UK version of IFM Investors thinks big

The nascent UK version of IFM Investors forsees a time when both will share ideas and co-invest, says Joanne Segars, chief executive of the National Association of Pension Funds, who is visiting Australia this week. After three years of planning, the Pension Infrastructure Partnership (PIP) invested its first funds in schools and hospital buildings earlier […]
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Cass creates principles for DC model

As almost every market in the world looks to move from defined benefit to some sort of defined contribution model, academics at the Pensions Institute of the Cass Business School, City University London have developed a set of 15 principles for designing a defined contribution model. The principles, consistent with the recently published OECD guidelines, are based […]