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IPE Awards: Pension funds warming to activist shareholding strategies

Tue, 25 Nov 2014By

More than half of respondents to poll believe activist strategies have role within institutional investment

Stock market traders

IPE Awards: Pension funds' awareness of 'implementation leakage' rising

Tue, 25 Nov 2014By IPE Staff

CREATE-Research chief executive tells conference pension funds ‘aware of own faults’ in dwindling investment returns

Paris at sunset

Lyxor announces product push, goal to grow AUM by 50% by 2018

Tue, 25 Nov 2014By

New organisation to comprise ETFs & Indexing, Absolute Return & Solutions and Alternatives & Multi-Management

Guild Halls in Brussels, Belgium

Francesco Briganti: First and second-pillar pension rules – a clarification

Tue, 25 Nov 2014By Francesco Briganti

AEIP director sets out his views on the rules for first and second-pillar pension systems

Five green eggs in a nest

NEST considers drawdown, CDC in 'future of retirement' consultation

Tue, 25 Nov 2014By

Master trust to examine role of annuities, investment strategies and CDC risk-sharing in post-Budget environment

Stocks

European pension fund tenders $10m low-volatility equity mandate

Tue, 25 Nov 2014By

Search is RFI, and manager may not be appointed

Nyhavn in Copenhagen, Denmark

PensionDanmark invests DKK1.4bn in second UK biomass power plant

Tue, 25 Nov 2014By

Deal follows similar project last year via Copenhagen Infrastructure I fund

A cold day in London

Head of Swedish buffer-fund inquiry joins Lombard Odier IM

Tue, 25 Nov 2014By

Role involves meeting ‘changing needs’ of pensions, insurance clients

The European Commission

IORP II Directive in doubt as Juncker puts proposals 'under review'

Tue, 25 Nov 2014By Jeremy Woolfe

Decision announced in connection with European Commission’s new Work Programme for 2015

Danish lighthouse

Danish pension fund to offload all real estate into half-owned fund

Mon, 24 Nov 2014By

Four Aarhus residential properties sold as first step after good offer

Canary Wharf, London

Survey: UK schemes more aware of stewardship when vetting managers

Mon, 24 Nov 2014By

Some 94% of funds recognise duty to engage with companies they invest in, NAPF poll shows

Evening in City of London

Friends Life merger to bolster Aviva's asset management division

Mon, 24 Nov 2014By

Asset manager set to benefit from Friends Life assets, shift from current management providers

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How We Run Our Money: In search of a future-proof ATP

November 2014 (Magazine)By Caroline Liinanki

Henrik Gade Jepsen, chief investment officer of ATP, tells Caroline Liinanki why he thinks the fund must adapt its portfolio structure

Strategically Speaking - Majedie Asset Management: Global, naturally

November 2014 (Magazine)By

Before this year, Majedie Asset Management had rolled out just five products since it was established in 2002 – one of which was a concentrated version of another. By those standards, 2014 has seen riotous activity, with the summer launches of a US equities fund and two global funds adding to the existing line-up of UK equity and global long/short funds.

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How We Run Our Money: In search of a future-proof ATP

November 2014 (Magazine)By Caroline Liinanki

Henrik Gade Jepsen, chief investment officer of ATP, tells Caroline Liinanki why he thinks the fund must adapt its portfolio structure

ECB exercise to beef up ABS

November 2014 (Magazine)By Anthony Harrington

The ECB hopes its plans to invest heavily in the asset-backed securitisation market will encourage other investors and ultimately help boost real economy lending, writes Anthony Harrington

All Briefings

Guest viewpoint: “Macro matters. We ignore it at our peril”

November 2014 (Magazine)By Bob Swarup

Open a newspaper. Any newspaper. Read the front page and then the business pages. Absorb, assimilate, repeat. After half a dozen goes, you may notice a pattern. 

Diary of an Investor: Generation games

November 2014 (Magazine)By Pieter Mullen

Now that my children are getting older they ask me more about what I do for a living and the questions are getting a bit more demanding. My eldest, especially, is at an age when questions come thick and fast. 

All Columns

A-shares on the rise

November 2014 (Magazine)By

There are signs that European institutional investors find Chinese equities interesting. Finland’s Ilmarinen now separates China equity holdings (A and H-shares), in its reports, and Denmark’s AP Pension has boosted its China equity exposure to 5%, although it has excluded domestic property and banks.

That’s about the size of it

November 2014 (Magazine)By

In late September, one of the world’s largest pension funds ditched its hedge funds, and one of the world’s largest mutual funds lost its manager. One decision made sense, but not for the reasons most commentators put forward. The other made sense, despite all the focus on the nonsense surrounding it.

All Analysis and Opinion

Investing In Global Equities: Multiple problems

November 2014 (Magazine)

Does the vast amount of central bank liquidity in the system help to make sense of current equity valuations, and should investors therefore be worried about the ‘punch bowl’ being taken away? Joseph Mariathasan tries to evaluate today’s valuations

High-yield Bonds & Loans: Revolution from above and below

October 2014 (Magazine)By Joseph Mariathasan,

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

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Nyhavn in Copenhagen, Denmark

PensionDanmark invests DKK1.4bn in second UK biomass power plant

Tue, 25 Nov 2014By

Deal follows similar project last year via Copenhagen Infrastructure I fund

Danish lighthouse

Danish pension fund to offload all real estate into half-owned fund

Mon, 24 Nov 2014By

Four Aarhus residential properties sold as first step after good offer

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Asset Allocation - Ahead of the Curve: Contagion spreads

November 2014 (Magazine)By

Achilles Risvas assesses the potentially devastating knock-on effects of a fall in bond prices and a flight from credit

Post-crisis or pre-crisis?

October 2014 (Magazine)By

History warns us that the next crisis is just around the corner. Arturo Bris outlines the shapes it is taking and what we can do to mitigate it

No place like homes

September 2014 (Magazine)By

Christophe Caspar looks into whether or not European housing is a safe home for fixed income investors

Bolt the penthouse door

July 2014 (Magazine)By

The apparent recovery in the UK and converging spreads in euro-zone bond markets mask deep structural flaws in economies that have seen little genuine reform, argues Eamonn Butler

All Ahead of The Curve