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KPMG, Lloyds Banking Group, Guinnesss AM, M&G, IFM Investors, Aviva Investors, LGIM, Schroder Real Estate, Vasakronan
Insurance company attracts investment from existing backer, new Chinese investment firm
Tenders mandates for private placement, acquisition-debt focused funds
Pensions, business sectors accuse government of creating insecurity for future pensioners
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From a European perspective the story of Japanese finance over the decades seems to be one of dramatic rise followed by spectacular fall
Three investors - Ilmarinen, MN and SEB Pension - share details about their fixed income allocations
Big US public pension plans want listed companies to include shareholders’ director nominees in company proxy statements
A string of initiatives has attempted to resolve the complexity and opacity of private equity fees. One of latest such initiatives has received mixed reviews from European investors
Liyu Zeng and Priscilla Luk analyse the challenges in designing a benchmark to measure the performance of both offshore and onshore listed companies
Public understanding of long-term investment can be limited. Repeated exercises in the Netherlands have shown that when pension fund members are asked about their investment-risk tolerance, they say they want a higher return and no risk
The challenges facing Swiss pension funds owe more to economics and less to demography than is generally realised.
While there is a great deal of activity in the private equity market, the big inflows of investment are mainly going to the large funds
The secondary market has become an integral part of the private equity universe. Even big sovereign wealth funds are participating
The use of disruptive technologies is opening up opportunities for European venture capital to build successful global companies
Ask any board director or chief executive of a well-run company what they worry about most and the answer is invariably ‘what I don’t know is happening’
“Let’s stop using the term de-risking altogether and use the right words for what we are doing”
Years ago, people used to claim that the equity-risk premium was the most important metric in a pension fund’s long-term investment plans
The Netherlands and the US are both free-market countries with thriving financial industries. But they also are very different and this is an unrecognised risk for large US mutual fund managers.