Museum of Art History, Vienna

Allianz becomes sole owner of Austrian Vorsorgekasse

Fri, 22 May 2015By

Austrian bank BAWAG sells share in provident fund

EU flag

ESMA calls for UCITS amendments with launch of EMIR review

Fri, 22 May 2015By , Jeremy Woolfe

European agency says current UCITS regime unfit for new derivatives regulations as Commission reviews impact of EMIR


Friday people roundup

Fri, 22 May 2015By IPE Staff

Elo, BNP Paribas, Achmea Bank, MPD, REYL & Cie, F&C Investments, Waverton Investment Management

London at dusk

Royal Mail maintains pension surplus on back of strong Gilt returns

Fri, 22 May 2015By

Increased surplus comes despite comparable increase in liabilities of £1.3bn across both funds

All News

On the Record: What is your approach to private markets?

May 2015 (Magazine)By

This month three pension funds share their views on investing in private markets 

Per Frennberg

How We Run Our Money: Alecta

May 2015 (Magazine)By

Per Frennberg, chief investment officer at Alecta, describes his team’s emphasis on investment analysis to Carlo Svaluto Moreolo

All Interviews

CEE Pensions: Fight for survival

May 2015 (Magazine)By

The policies of a number of Central and Eastern European governments towards funded first pillar pensions have left some funds wondering about their future

Pensions Tracking: On the right track

May 2015 (Magazine)By

There are innovative plans to help pan-European workers make sense of their cross-border retirement savings

European Loan Markets: Lending expertise

May 2015 (Magazine)By

The European loan market is back in business. 2014 was the first year of net growth – about €30bn worth – since the financial crisis

All Briefings

Hard to explain

May 2015 (Magazine)By

The European Central Bank’s QE programme is taking its toll on pension funds as healthy returns are unable to keep pace with liabilities

Private equity: Filling the gap

May 2015 (Magazine)By

Substantial fees and the plethora of private equity funds available mean that all but the largest institutional investors need external advice and support

All Analysis and Opinion

Investing in private equity

Private Equity: Alternative investment structures

May 2015 (Magazine)By

Both general and limited partners are striving to break free of traditional fund structures to find more flexible and efficient ways to commit to private equity

All Investing in...

Long-term Matters: Can investors be part of the solution to Brazil's crises?

May 2015 (Magazine)

Investors in Brazil have been largerly absent from the separate crises over water and corruption shaking the country

Guest Viewpoint: Anton van Nunen - Van Nunen & Partners

May 2015 (Magazine)

“Pension funds should be clearly distinguished from insurance companies because their objective is to manage risks, rather than hedge them”

Diary of an Investor: Technological hurdles

May 2015 (Magazine)

Geert, our head of investment research, comes in to the office one April morning with a new gadget. ‘This is the future,’ he announces, showing off a new smart watch

Long-term Matters: Dear Finance Minister

April 2015 (Magazine)By Raj Thamotheram

In March 2015, leading investment consultants gathered at the residence of a leading UK financier to discuss dangerous climate risk. This is a hypothetical letter from one of the participants.

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Ahead of the Curve: Oil be back

May 2015 (Magazine)

Niels Jensen looks at worlwide production costs for getting oil out of the ground

Trading liquidity for yield

April 2015 (Magazine)

Investing in illiquid, private debt markets is undeniably hard work but the rewards can be significant diversification and improved risk-adjusted return

All Ahead of The Curve