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Japan's GPIF posts 5.2% return as fund cuts bond holdings

Fri, 6 Mar 2015By Beelin Ang

Government Investment Pension Fund reports largest investment gain in almost two years

Accountancy

UK FRC finalises GAAP amendment to address DB deficit funding

Fri, 6 Mar 2015By

Changes deal with how UK, Irish entities account for any agreement to make good a DB plan deficit under a schedule of contributions

Helsinki, Finland

US investments push Varma returns to 7.1%

Fri, 6 Mar 2015By

Finland’s largest earnings-related pension insurer raises solvency to record high level

Zagreb, Croatia

Croatian roundup: 'more professional' UMFO, highways monetisation

Fri, 6 Mar 2015By Krystyna Krzyzak

Association of Pension Fund Management Companies and Pension Insurance Companies re-launches

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On The Record: Søren Grooss - portfolio manager, PKA

March 2015 (Magazine)By

What is your currency risk hedging strategy? In search of the right level of hedging

On The Record: Marcel Andringa - executive director, asset management, PME

March 2015 (Magazine)By

What is your currency risk hedging strategy? In search of the right level of hedging

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Regulation Round-up: Europe’s changing pensions

March 2015 (Magazine)By

Overview of main regulatory and legislative developments affecting workplace pensions across Europe

UK annuity liberalisation: Challenge or opportunity?

March 2015 (Magazine)By

Tiziana Perrella assesses the impact of annuity liberalisation on UK DB pension funds

Swiss Accounting Standards: Swimming against the tide

March 2015 (Magazine)By

Some Swiss sponsors have ditched international standards in favour of local GAAP

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PFPP survey: Delivery against objectives

March 2015 (Magazine)By

In the first in a series of articles analysing the most recent reporting output of the Pension Fund Perceptions Programme, we assess how pension funds perceive their managers

Asset allocation: Where next?

March 2015 (Magazine)By

Against the current economic backdrop, trustees and investment committees are unsure which sources of return they should allocate capital to, Liam Kennedy writes

All Analysis and Opinion

Cheap oil and weak euro: Impact on European equities

March 2015 (Magazine)By

Joseph Mariathasan considers the likely effects of dramatically cheaper oil and a weak euro on European earnings and equity market prices 

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Long-term matters: Of herds and bubbles

March 2015 (Magazine)By Raj Thamotheram, Aidan Ward

There is much talk in the investment community of the long term and fundamentals. Yet behaviour remains rather short term in practice

Guest viewpoint: Sally Bridgeland - Avida International

March 2015 (Magazine)

“Looking beyond the UK may provide lessons on how maturing pension funds can rework investment governance”

Diary of an Investor: Wasserdicht's Dutch Pension Fund

March 2015 (Magazine)By

The good 2014 return of Wasserdicht’s Dutch fund was less down to asset allocation and mostly driven by high hedge ratios, writes investment director Pieter Mullen

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IPE Views: Is there an alternative to alternatives?

Wed, 18 Feb 2015By Pete Drewienkiewicz

Pete Drewienkiewicz on why investors should simply look at asset classes based on their investment goals and objectives

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Wednesday people roundup

Wed, 4 Mar 2015By IPE Staff

VER, Towers Watson, S&P Capital IQ, UK National Employment Savings Trust, Capital Group, Credit Suisse, Aon Hewitt, John Lewis Partnership Pensions Trust, Muzinich & Co, Babson Capital, AXA Investment Managers

All People News

The ‘Japanisation’ of the economy

March 2015 (Magazine)By ,

Martial Godet and Ankit Gheedia warn that their indicators show the rest of the world sliding into ‘Japanisation’ – just as Japan is escaping it

UK pension funds face inflation risk

February 2015 (Magazine)By

Given current forecasts, Andrew Brigden argues that the UK faces a huge shortage of inflation-linked bonds

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