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Announcement comes as NAPF confirms final negotiations underway for manager to oversee infrastructure fund
Finnish mutual says comparability of new PRI framework means asset owners must base decisions on data published by industry
Investors urge stakeholders on palm oil policiesSubscription
Palm oil development should not cause deforestation
Leaked letter reflects growing frustration among investor community with IASB, FRC
Communications should match participants’ unique needs, characteristics
National DC pension fund describes review as ‘regrettably misleading’
UK's USS expands stake in Sydney rail lineSubscription
Universities Superannuation Scheme buys nearly 50% stake from local infrastructure fund for undisclosed sum
Code of practice from regulator comes in wake of new statutory objective
Opposition politicians question motives behind sudden, significant cut
Registered users are entitled to the first digital issue of IPE with the compliments of the IPE.com team.
Low fashion, high durabilitySubscription
As Thornburg Investment Management’s fourth employee, Brian McMahon arrived in Santa Fe in 1984 around the same time as the firm acquired a second-hand fax machine from the unsuccessful presidential campaign of Walter Mondale.
Nina Röhrbein asked Jaime Martinez-Gómez about the governance, risk and portfolio strategies of Fonditel, the manager of Telefonica’s Spanish pension fund
A new chapterSubscription
Martin Steward speaks to Cecila Thomasson Blomquist at PP Pension, whose DB business relies on dynamic asset allocation around a solid real estate core, and whose DC business is undergoing major changes
Time to pool resourcesSubscription
Leen Preesman asks the CEOs of PGGM and PKA about their co-operation plans and about the development of supplementary pensions in Europe
Public sector challenges Subscription
Gail Moss speaks to Eva Kiwit of EAPSPI, the voice of public pensions at European level
Paul Read acknowledges that further capital appreciation in high yield is unlikely, and argues that good bottom-up analysis is now crucial for capital preservation and decent returns
Risk management under the AIFMDSubscription
Kai Braun and Désirée Springmann describe the major changes ahead for private equity and real estate fund managers
Command, control and organisationSubscription
Last month, for the first time, we experimented with a new approach to our monthly international strategy meeting. Video conferencing.
Matthew Kiernan, Inflection Point Capital Man. & Paul Clements-Hunt, The Blended Capital Group:“Investors who fail to develop systematically aware investment processes risk commercial extinction”Subscription
There is no shortage of high-wattage brainpower directed to the promotion of longer-term finance and investing.
Elizabeth Corley: “Drawing on behavioural science, we should be thinking more holistically about income lifecycles”Subscription
For everyone managing pension funds, or their investments, or indeed managing our own retirement planning, one of the greatest challenges is to maintain a focus on achieving long-term strategic goals amid the constant buffeting of contradictory news and the distraction of more pressing concerns.
ESG 2.0 – let’s get seriousSubscription
The responsible investment community has done something very important. It has raised awareness that institutional investors who define their job as beating the peer group benchmark are being irresponsible – stewardship responsibilities for the long term are now on the agenda. But the current trading-oriented model of investment is impossible to align with these responsibilities.
In the pipelineSubscription
It’s a fine September morning and I am over the North Sea in a helicopter together with Geert, our bright young spark in the investment department. But it’s not just a day out and we are all dressed in hard hats and waterproofs since we are on our way visit a gas installation. Our proposed investment is nowhere to be seen, though, as it is a share in a gas pipeline network on the seabed.
Europe is moving slowly and deliberately away from defined benefit pensions to approaches that, if well considered, might prove a sustainable model for workplace retirement provision.
Haggling with the hedge fundsSubscription
For this month’s Focus Group Survey, we asked 19 readers about hedge funds.
The fiduciary fightSubscription
Should trustees feel constrained by the existing interpretation of their fiduciary duties?
Expect more scrutiny on systemic relevanceSubscription
A transformation is taking place in the five-year performance track records of countless investment funds and strategies as this year fades out and the impact of the market collapse of late 2008 is erased.
The UK fiduciary duty straitjacketSubscription
Should trustees consider environmental concerns, or even more widespread systemic issues, when investing on behalf of their beneficiaries?
Hedge Funds: Not such black boxesSubscription
David Turner looks at how transparency has improved in the hedge fund world, and what pension funds are doing to adapt to all the new information
Hedge Funds: Small is beautiful, againSubscription
Joseph Mariathasan and Martin Steward note that smaller hedge funds are enjoying significant new inflows for the first time since the financial crisis. Where is the money coming from?
Hedge Funds: Bottom-up on the upSubscription
Changes in market behaviour have created an alpha-rich environment that is great for stockpickers and dangerous for market-timers, write Joseph Mariathasan and Martin Steward
Hedge Funds: Not just a lion at the gateSubscription
Liongate Capital Management understood from day one that hedge fund investing was more what you know than who you know. Ten years later, Martin Steward reports on how this became the institutional mainstream – and where it is going next
Hedge Funds: “We ask investors what they like”Subscription
After almost 10 years of talking to hedge fund managers, this is a first. Erich Schlaikjer, co-founder of the Cambridge, UK-based systematic managed futures specialist Cantab Capital, is showing me what his firm’s trading and research systems can do.
Spanish pension fund opting for alternative beta investments over further hedge fund, private equity commitments
Joint venture with Delancey to turn Elephant & Castle centre into homes for rent
Pension fund for accountants moves to strengthen in-house staff