The fonds de réserve pour les retraites (FRR), a leading European public pension fund, has selected EIRIS, the responsible investment research specialist, to analyse the extra-financial risks of the FRR’s global equity portfolio, including small and mid-caps, and its corporate fixed-income portfolio. EIRIS will assess the portfolios against the norms and principles enshrined in international conventions; for corporate involvement in anti-personnel landmines, cluster munitions, biological and chemical weapons; and assess the portfolios against governance criteria. Research will be undertaken annually and the results provided to the FRR’s Responsible Investment Committee.
EIRIS’ Convention Watch and EIRIS’ Global Controversial Weapons Watch research are the key services in this research offering. Both research products are available to investors via EIRIS’ Global Platform, an innovative new research platform, developed from EIRIS’ 30 years of experience in the field of responsible investment and sustainability research.
Marion de Marcillac, Head of Client Services – Europe at EIRIS commented, “EIRIS has worked with the FRR from 2009 until early 2013. We are delighted that EIRIS now has the opportunity to continue to provide ESG research services to this leading asset owner.”