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Take-up of alternative to kapitalpension only one-tenth that of original product, according to ATP
Schemes believe biggest risk of ESG behaviour is lowering returns, IPE survey shows
ATP, Merchant Navy Officers Pensions Fund, ESMA, Unigestion, JPMAM, MN, LOIM, Kames Capital
Danske Bank unit to replace Peter Lindegaard after three-month gap
Switzerland’s largest pension fund says US corporate bond mandate ‘did not rely on any single person’
Italian DC provider Arca Previdenza highlights growth in Italian minibond market
With commissioners-designate calling for ‘quick and effective adjustments’ to regulation and the end of ‘bottlenecks’, is the Brussels putting growth above regulation?
UK’s largest DB scheme subject to in-fighting between trade union, employers over rising deficit levels
Social Affairs Ministry to begin process of amending legislation according to proposals agreed by labour-market organisations
French public sector scheme joins AP4, PGGM as founding signatory of Montreal Carbon pledge
PMT, PME say full merger ‘not yet on cards’
Recommends rules to clarify powers and duties of charities and foundations in making social investments
HSBC UK Pension Scheme shifts DC plan to Fidelity as HSBC Life undergoes sale
Active membership rises slightly following slow but steady decline since 1991, according to Office for National Statistics
John Corrigan, head of the NTMA, will ‘not discount’ possibility of ISIF paying state’s pension bill
Daniel Ivascyn elected CIO with three-man teams to lead Unconstrained Bond Fund, Total Return Fund
Registered users are entitled to the first digital issue of IPE with the compliments of the IPE.com team.
How do you invest in high-yield bonds and loans?
How We Run Our MoneyMiguel Branco, deputy director of Banco de Portugal pension fund, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo about his fund’s investment and risk strategy
Following another summer of high-yield bond market volatility, Emma Cusworth asks whether ETFs are to blame for credit markets getting riskier
Incumbent managers have a natural advantage with mature pension funds in the provision of solution-type services, finds Pádraig Floyd
The public gets it. Academics and financial analysts get it. In fact, many experts say it is the most important governance and democracy issue of our time. So why do investors have so little to say about political donations and the corporate capture of politics?
Once a year, the US professional basketball league organises its all-star competition. Players from teams across the country are selected as the best in their respective positions. Could we have an all-star pension industry, uniting the best standards and practices under one roof?
Controversies around pension funds’ asset management costs in various countries tell us something about the mood of the times, but they also suggest that changes are needed in the way pension boards select and justify their strategy choices to members and the wider world.
“It’s one of our big themes,” said Kathleen Hughes, head of European institutional sales at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, talking about central bank policy divergence over meet-the-press drinks in early September, four hours after European Central Bank president Mario Draghi had taken the deposit rate further into negative territory and announced plans to purchase covered bonds and asset-backed securities. The euro had a terrible day; Goldman Sachs had a pretty good one.
Few markets outside the emerging world have changed to the extent that European high-yield has over recent years. Joseph Mariathasan and Martin Steward find transformation coming from the massive to the micro, from above and below
Amid a rash of important elections, the rumble of ongoing territorial disputes, a deteriorating situation in coup-plagued Thailand and an alarming rise in tensions between Hong Kong and Beijing, Joseph Mariathasan looks into the impact of political risk on Asia’s bond markets
Pension fund to drop €1bn hedge fund allocation in favour of investments in local residential mortgages