An oil refinery in Japan

Church of England divests oil exploration company over corruption concerns

Wed, 1 Jul 2015By

Sale of stake comes after ‘extensive, sustained’ engagement fails to yield desired concessions on transparency 

Pound notes

EAPF hires Union Investment for sustainable equity mandate

Wed, 1 Jul 2015By

Appointment complements previous allocation to Ownership Capital, sees fund exceed 25% sustainable investment allocation


DNB: 160 Dutch pension funds must now submit recovery plans

Wed, 1 Jul 2015By Nelleke Trappenburg,

Two-thirds of schemes to submit recovery plans due to funding shortfalls arising from nFTK

Television on air

BBC scheme seeks to cap inflation increases with risk-transfer exercise

Wed, 1 Jul 2015By

BBC Pension Scheme hopes as much as 10% of members will sign away need to offer inflation-proofed benefits

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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

All Briefings

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

All Analysis and Opinion

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

All Columns


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Wednesday people roundup [updated]

Wed, 1 Jul 2015By IPE Staff

BMO GAM, Insight Investments, Mercer, Aberdeen, Forum Pour L’Investment Responsible, Hermes, Tikehau Capital, NN Investment Partners, Schroders, MSCI, Mirabaud, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, Pioneer, Allianz GI, City Noble, Arabesque

All People News

Ahead of the Curve: Peer share efficiency

July / August 2015 (Magazine)

John Alexander examines the use of active share, active share efficiency and peer share efficiency for institutional investors

Ahead of the curve: Is there a bull in the China shop?

June 2015 (Magazine)

The rise in Chinese stocks up more than 60% since late 2014 has raised concerns about a bubble that might burst 

All Ahead of The Curve