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ECB's larger-than-expected QE programme welcomed by markets

Thu, 22 Jan 2015By , ,

Asset manager to Europe’s largest pension fund says announcement meets expectations, will not impact asset allocation

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Irish pension liabilities soar as interest rates fall

Thu, 22 Jan 2015By Gail Moss

Growth in Irish pension scheme assets over past year has been heavily outstripped by soaring liabilities, according to Mercer

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On the Record: Andreas Kretschmer CEO, Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-Lippe (ÄVWL) Germany

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Do you invest in long-term, illiquid assets? Matching long-term cash flow to liabilities

On the Record: Allen Twyning Head of debt origination, Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) UK

January 2015 (Magazine)By

Do you invest in long-term, illiquid assets? Matching long-term cash flow to liabilities

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New ways to talk to your members

January 2015 (Magazine)By Gail Moss

As European social welfare budgets come under pressure, persuading stakeholders of the need both to make retirement provision and to save towards it is becoming more crucial.

Investment Briefing: Sayonara, keiretsu

January 2015 (Magazine)By David Turner

Abenomics may not be the only reason to take another look at Japanese equities. David Turner uncovers a sudden conversion to the shareholder-friendly religion

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Frozen conflict

January 2015 (Magazine)By

Since a 1964 report on road pricing in the UK, authored by one RJ Smeed, the idea of charging citizens for use of public highways has been repeatedly raised in Britain. 

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Guest viewpoint “The long term can be a very strange place in many ways”

January 2015 (Magazine)By

With 78% of pension funds considering themselves long-term investors in an IPE Focus Group survey, it would be tempting to believe that dramatic progress had been made towards achieving the objectives of the Kay Review on UK equity markets.

Every lesson helps

December 2014 (Magazine)By Raj Thamotheram, Aidan Ward

Here are 12 things arising from the Tesco accounting debacle that pension funds could deploy which would help prevent, or at least mitigate, similar implosions. This needs to be a two-way process. My questions are forward-looking and include some that investors can ask of asset managers.

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Asset Allocation - Ahead of the Curve: An era of diminished expectations

January 2015 (Magazine)By

Peter Perkins runs through some basic asset and regional allocation strategies to meet the probable economic scenarios of the next decade

Asset Allocation: Ahead of the Curve, Europe is the new China

December 2014 (Magazine)By

George Saravelos sees ‘euroglut’ – and consequently one of the biggest capital outflows in history as excess savings flee aggressive ECB easing, sending the euro plunging against the dollar.

Asset Allocation - Ahead of the Curve: Contagion spreads

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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

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