Financière de l’Echiquier scoops FRR mandate

Financière de l’Echiquier, one of the largest independent asset management companies in France, has won part of a limited request for actively managed sustainable growth equity mandates launched by the French pension reserve fund (FRR) in November 2011.

Paris-based Financière de l’Echiquier has been selected for a mandate for actively managed European equities, sustainable growth. The requirement is to invest mainly in small and mid-caps that have implemented environmental, social and corporate governance policies or plan to do so.

The mandate follows others from institutions such as NBIM (Norwegian sovereign fund) and the Montreal pension fund. Financière de l’Echiquier said it is “particularly proud” to be chosen by one of the main French public investment funds.
“This mandate acknowledges the quality of Financière de l’Echiquier’s stock picking, as well as the whole team’s efforts to constantly meet the needs and requirements of high-level institutional investors,” the firm said in a statement. “It also stands as recognition for the SRI commitment implemented since 2007.”

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