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Irish regulator consults on pension trustee qualifications

Thu, 3 Sep 2015By

Pensions Authority considers grandfather clause for currently working trustees able to prove expertise

City London

UK roundup: Docklands Light Railway Pension Scheme, TPR, Serco, ABI, SGSS

Thu, 3 Sep 2015By IPE Staff

Pensions regulator intervenes to secure £37m funding for pension scheme deficit

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NEST tenders standalone emerging market bond mandate

Wed, 2 Sep 2015By

UK pension fund further expands standalone mandate as it seeks higher returns offered by emerging market debt

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Switzerland looks set to cut minimum rate for pension funds

Wed, 2 Sep 2015By

Pension commission for second pillar proposes 1.25% rate for 2016

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Strategically Speaking: Terra Firma Capital Partners

September 2015 (Magazine)By

“The private equity industry is in the midst of a far-reaching structural change that is leading to a bifurcation of the industry,” says Guy Hands, chairman and chief investment officer of Terra Firma

On the Record: Do you employ smart beta strategies?

September 2015 (Magazine)By

Three pension funds - FRR, NEST and USS - share their thoughts about smart beta strategies

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Smart beta bonds: Not so fast

September 2015 (Magazine)By

Carlo Svaluto Moreolo looks at the reasons behind the dearth of smart beta fixed-income products

Briefing: Growing importance of the renminbi

September 2015 (Magazine)By

Despite recent volatility, the Chinese currency’s role in international trade is growing fast

Don’t miss out on class action payouts

September 2015 (Magazine)By

Class action activity is on the rise in the US where some European institutions have received big payouts

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Prudence penalty

September 2015 (Magazine)By

As we mark seven years since the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers this month, the blunt instrument of regulation still hangs over pension funds with respect to European derivatives trading

China’s importance still underplayed

September 2015 (Magazine)By

The turmoil in China is both less serious and more serious than generally assumed.

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Investing In Emerging  Market Debt

Holistic approaches to EM debt exposure

September 2015 (Magazine)By

Asset allocation is key to successful investment in emerging markets. But the real task is working out how best to invest among the wide range of assets and strategies available

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Long-term Matters: Learning from coal

September 2015 (Magazine)By Raj Thamotheram, ,

Last month the chief executive of Norges Bank Investment Management, Yngve Slyngstad, offered an implicit admission of error

Guest Viewpoint: Jason Hsu - Research Affiliates

September 2015 (Magazine)

“A public hanging is a good thing now and then.” These are the words of an anonymous CEO whose sentiment would indicate that the firm he led was probably struggling to meet the service and performance expectations of its clients

Diary of an Investor: Patience is a virtue

September 2015 (Magazine)By Pieter Mullen

Once our half-yearly reports are out of the way, the summer months are usually a good opportunity to look through our portfolio holdings and to read up on the trends and forecasts that some of the industry’s foremost commentators are making

Long-term Matters: Speak with one voice

July / August 2015 (Magazine)By Raj Thamotheram,

Ahead of the Papal Encyclical on climate change last month, an NGO video went viral. Playful but clever, it conveyed the message well: be forceful stewards of God’s kingdom and get fit for the fight

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Wednesday people roundup

Wed, 2 Sep 2015By IPE Staff

AP3, Pension Protection Fund, Aviva Staff Pension Scheme, Arabesque, UN Global Compact, M&G, Impax, AXA IM, Independent Trustee Services, Mercer, Aon, AMP Capital

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Ahead of the Curve: Japan’s best is yet to come

September 2015 (Magazine)

A genuine change in corporate governance culture at Japanese companies will underpin good economic fundamentals

Ahead of the Curve: Peer share efficiency

July / August 2015 (Magazine)

John Alexander examines the use of active share, active share efficiency and peer share efficiency for institutional investors

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