Dutch watchdog launches review of pension funds’ ESG policies

first_imgThe regulator is looking for insight into risk profiles, benchmarks and investment products and seeks to gather information about valuations on capital markets, as well as the impact pension funds aim for.It said the positive effects of ESG could help renew participants’ faith in the pensions system and that pension funds could support the transition to a sustainable economy.The regulator will initially take stock of recent industry developments and subsequently assess pension funds’ annual reports to ascertain how integrated ESG is in their investment process.It added that it would also look at motives, challenges and obstacles for sustainable investments, such as low market volumes and legal barriers. Pensions regulator De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) has launched a survey of Dutch pension funds’ ESG policies.Conclusions from the survey’s results will be incorporated into the regulator’s practice for assessing financial and reputational risk, as well as for measuring schemes’ adherence to international agreements seeking to make investing more sustainable.DNB said the survey would help it to identify best practice and that it would share its findings with the rest of the Dutch pensions industry.Dagmar van Ravenswaay Claasen, head of DNB’s expert centre, and Patrick Corveleijn, project leader, said they had noticed that society is increasingly demanding sustainable behaviour from not only government and companies but also pension funds, which have “a great impact with their combined assets of more than €1.2trn”.last_img read more

Liverpool, Spurs interest flatters Osimhen

first_imgRelatedPosts Napoli Coach: Osimhen young lad with old brain Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea Osimhen, Napoli bow to COVID-19 Lille talisman, Victor Osimhen, admits that he is flattered to have attracted interest from the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur while telling The Nation that he is a huge fan of Anfield superstar, Sadio Mane. After losing Rafael Leao, Thiago Mendes and Nicolas Pepe during a traumatic summer transfer window, last season’s Ligue 1 runners-up are once again at risk of seeing their squad torn apart by hungry vultures. Alongside midfield prodigy Boubakary Soumare, top scorer Osimhen continues to be linked with a move away from Lille with Sky Sports reporting that the Nigerian is a target for Spurs, Liverpool and Chelsea. And while admitting that he is loving life on the other side of the channel, a striker who has scored 14 goals in his debut season in France is proud to be mentioned in conjunction with some of England’s biggest clubs. “I’m flattered by the interest of these great clubs,” said Osimhen, who is a huge fan of Liverpool’s talismanic number ten. “Whenever I’m asked who my role models are, (Didier) Drogba comes first and of course I keep learning from all the great strikers that come out of Africa, the likes of (Samuel) Eto’o, (El Hadji) Diouf and the rest. “Also Sadio Mane. “Sadio Mane is the man for what he’s done for his country (Senegal) and his club, Liverpool. “He has won so many trophies in 2019 and he deserves (the Ballon D’Or).” Osimhen joined Lille from Chaleroi for around £10 million last summer and Les Dogues are expected to demand far more than that now.Tags: Rafael LeaoSadio ManeThiago MendesTottenhma HotspurVictor Osimhenlast_img read more