Mylan bows to pension fund pressure on use of drug in executions

Fri, 2 Oct 2015By

Pharmaceutical company proposes new contracts for distributors barring drug from use in executions 

Danish lighthouse

PKA stands by alternatives strategy despite PE investment in Genan

Fri, 2 Oct 2015By

Chief executive says Genan bailout was ‘unique case’

Steel mill

Pension fund for Alcatel-Lucent to merge with PME

Fri, 2 Oct 2015By

Transfer takes place under ‘funding-neutral’ conditions


Friday people roundup [updated]

Fri, 2 Oct 2015By IPE Staff

Keva, European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority, Pemberton, Intermediate Capital Group, Infranode, UBS Global Asset Management, Catella

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On the Record: Are you restructuring your fixed income allocation?

October 2015 (Magazine)By

Three pension funds - ÄVWL, PP Pension and Sparinstitutens Pensionkassa - talk about their fixed income portflolios

Ramón Nieto: Geroa Pentsioak

How We Run Our Money: Geroa Pentsioak

October 2015 (Magazine)

Ramón Nieto, CIO of Geroa Pentsioak, explains his fund’s success in achieving high returns

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DC evolution, Netherlands style

October 2015 (Magazine)By

A new pension law next year is expected to speed up the move from defined benefit to defined contribution pension schemes that has been taking place in the Netherlands in recent years

US Illiquid Credit: Bankers by default

October 2015 (Magazine)By Christopher O’Dea

Structural changes in banking, regulation and low interest rates are transforming the illiquid loans market

Smart beta bonds: Not so fast

September 2015 (Magazine)By

Carlo Svaluto Moreolo looks at the reasons behind the dearth of smart beta fixed-income products

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Pulled in two directions

October 2015 (Magazine)

It is understandable that politicians covet institutional capital to help finance future economic growth

Letter from the US: From small beginnings

October 2015 (Magazine)By Maria Teresa Cometto

The US private retirement annuity market is quite small. But it is likely to grow dramatically thanks to the convergence of various factors, including new rules on taxation and new attitudes by both employers and employees

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Investing In Global Equities

Investing In: Global Equities - Ecology of a mega-cap

October 2015 (Magazine)By

China has leapfrogged Japan into second place after the US on the global mega-companies list. Joseph Mariathasan explores attributes that help companies develop into giants 

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Long-Term Matters: Call to voting advisers

October 2015 (Magazine)By Raj Thamotheram, Helen Wildsmith

For Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, former chairman of Shell and Anglo American, the hopeful thing about climate change today is that big investors are getting engaged. 

Guest Viewpoint: Philip Neyt - “The EU should have a consistent overall policy enhancing the reach and depth of workplace pensions coverage”

October 2015 (Magazine)

Notwithstanding further reforms, most EU member states have improved the efficiency and financial affordability of their first-pillar pension systems. However, at the same time, the adequacy of pension income needs to be preserved so that a decent level of income after retirement is ensured.  

Diary of an Investor: Ten years on

October 2015 (Magazine)By

This month I celebrate 10 years as investment director of the Wasserdicht pension funds and it is heartening to receive warm congratulations from so many friends in the Netherlands and abroad.

Long-term Matters: Learning from coal

September 2015 (Magazine)By Raj Thamotheram, ,

Last month the chief executive of Norges Bank Investment Management, Yngve Slyngstad, offered an implicit admission of error

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