Friday people roundup

Fri, 31 Oct 2014By IPE Staff

Morningstar Investment Management, La Française AM, Redington, Union Investment, Kames Capital

House fronts, Copenhagen, Denmark

Danica’s domestic business grows 7% but foreign sales shrink

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Nine-month profit more than doubles on back of positive result for traditional product

London at dusk

UK pension funds shy from liability-matching in favour of alternatives

Thu, 30 Oct 2014By

Purple Book shows slowdown in shift from equities to bonds and from Gilts to index-linked investments

A map of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Larger Dutch schemes pay more for asset management, survey shows

Thu, 30 Oct 2014By ,

LCP reveals findings of survey on Dutch pension funds’ asset management fees

Zurich, Switzerland

Mark-to-market obligation a 'disease', says Switzerland's AHV

Thu, 30 Oct 2014By

Swiss regulator provides insight into new risk assessment approach for pension funds

Copenhagen skyline

ATP sees little investment return in Q3 as Danish shares drop

Thu, 30 Oct 2014By

Difficult market conditions continued into fourth quarter, fund says


EIB joins working group on green agricultural bonds

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New working group complements work on green property bonds after report showed carbon bond market exceeding $500bn

Moscow, Russia

CEE roundup: Russia, Lithuania, Latvia

Thu, 30 Oct 2014By Krystyna Krzyzak

Moratorium on Russian contributions for 2015 passes first Duma reading


Amundi, EDF in joint venture to offer energy-transition financing funds

Thu, 30 Oct 2014By

New asset management company targets €1.5bn fundraising

Nyhavn in Copenhagen, Denmark

PFA blames drop in pension transfers on lack of market mobility

Wed, 29 Oct 2014By

Danish commercial mutual provider reports return to investment profit

European Parliament

Revised IORP II Directive ‘at odds’ with proposed Capital Markets Union

Wed, 29 Oct 2014By

Latest draft’s removal of all mentions of using delegated acts could lead to significant delays in IORP II implementation, law firm warns

Geiranger Fjord, Norway

Norwegian oil fund misses benchmarks in Q3 with 0.1% return

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Consumer goods and services weigh on equities performance

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Time for some caution with this asset class

October 2014 (Magazine)By

How do you invest in high-yield bonds and loans?

Prudent and dynamic

October 2014 (Magazine)By

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

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Dangerous liquidity

October 2014 (Magazine)By Emma Cusworth

Following another summer of high-yield bond market volatility, Emma Cusworth asks whether ETFs are to blame for credit markets getting riskier

Race for solutions picks up pace

October 2014 (Magazine)By

Incumbent managers have a natural advantage with mature pension funds in the provision of solution-type services, finds Pádraig Floyd

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Crony capitalism

October 2014 (Magazine)By Raj Thamotheram

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?

“Governance can serve as a stimulus to improve and nurture pension organisations”

October 2014 (Magazine)By

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?

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The ‘what’ and ‘why’ of costs

October 2014 (Magazine)By

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.

Divergence trades, depression trades

October 2014 (Magazine)By

“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.

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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

Emerging Market Debt: Bonds and the ballot box

September 2014 (Magazine)By Joseph Mariathasan

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

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Amsterdam at night

Aegon reaps benefits of Dutch residential mortgage boom

Fri, 31 Oct 2014By

Syntrus Achmea, DMFCO also report strong growth in residential-mortgage vehicles


Amundi, EDF in joint venture to offer energy-transition financing funds

Thu, 30 Oct 2014By

New asset management company targets €1.5bn fundraising


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Friday people roundup

Fri, 31 Oct 2014By IPE Staff

Morningstar Investment Management, La Française AM, Redington, Union Investment, Kames Capital

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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

Rates of change

June 2014 (Magazine)By

Carolyn Tavares argues that the roller-coaster start to 2014, with its disconnect between economic indicators and bond yields, makes the case for holding to strategic, funding level-based de-risking programmes

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