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Almudena Cathedral, Madrid, Spain

Spanish funds more aware of risk achieve better return, says Towers Watson

Fri, 28 Aug 2015By

Consultancy’s survey of largest pension investors funds those considering risk of individual asset classes see outperformance

Danish lighthouse

PensionDanmark, PKA partner for DKK520m hospital PPP

Fri, 28 Aug 2015By

Agreement will see construction cost of three-storey building paid off over 20-year period

Nyhavn pier, Copenhagen, Denmark

Unipension returns down, but stands by investment strategy

Fri, 28 Aug 2015By

Strong solvency allows all three Danish pension funds to stand by strategies

Wind farm

Consultants' fixation on short-term holding back green asset growth

Thu, 27 Aug 2015By IPE Staff

Report by University of Oxford spreads blame for lack of green growth between asset owners, consultants

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On the Record: Are you restructuring your emerging market allocation?

July / August 2015 (Magazine)By

Three pension funds - Amonis, BNL BNP Paribas, and UMR Corem - talk about their exposure to emerging markets

Elisabeth Bourqui

How We Run Our Money: ABB

July / August 2015 (Magazine)By

Elisabeth Bourqui, head of group pensions at ABB, explains the Swiss multinational’s innovative approach to managing its 100 defined benefit pension plans

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What is risk parity?

June 2015 (Magazine)By

All theory is grey, dear friend /And green the golden tree of life. The words of Mephistopheles in the first volume of Goethe’s Faust distinguish academia from the attractions and contradictions of the real world

Risk parity: The interest rate challenge

June 2015 (Magazine)By Charlotte Moore

Risk parity managers say they are ready to meet the challenge of acute interest rate uncertainty

Briefing: What the IASB insurance model could spell for pensions

June 2015 (Magazine)

With the IASB about to embark on an overhaul of pensions accounting, Stephen Bouvier looks at what it might mean to apply the board’s insurance liability model to a pension promise

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Time to focus

July / August 2015 (Magazine)By

Few would see an immediate parallel between the pension fund world and that of commercial aviation. Yet the story of the Douglas Corporation is interesting

QE: Uncertainty is Queen

June 2015 (Magazine)By

It is unsurprising that Dutch pension funds sought to voice their concerns about the effect of QE on their sector before that decision was ratified

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Investing In US Equities: It’s the economy, stupid

July / August 2015 (Magazine)By

The prospects for US equity markets depend largely on the performance of the underlying economy

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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

Guest Viewpoint: Paul Smith - President & CEO, CFA Institute

July / August 2015 (Magazine)

“Investment management industry leaders must develop professionalism at every level of their firms”

Diary of an Investor: How much?

July / August 2015 (Magazine)By

I know that almost everyone thinks they are underpaid. Unfortunately, that group of people includes some members of our team

Long-term Matters: Human capital dilemma

June 2015 (Magazine)

Institutional investors are being asked to take sides in corporate/union disputes, the latest being National Express and Teamsters

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