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NAPF extremist claim “outrageous”

The National Association of Pension Funds has accused the Government of encouraging threats against institutional investors by animal rights extremists.


NAPF director-general Ann Robinson said regulations concerning ethical investment, which are being introduced in July, “give encouragement” to activists.


The regulations will force pension funds to declare “the extent to which social, environmental or ethical considerations are taken into account” in the selection of investments.


But pensions minister Jeff Rooker hit back angrily saying: “If they are implying the Government is responsible for what amounts to terrorism it is outrageous.”

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