Daniel Godfrey,Chief executive officer
Investment Management Association (UK) - “I want to focus on
01 May 2013
“I want to focus on the importance of our industry in a new expression of our purpose, which underlines the inherent value of our work”
Felix Goltz, Head of applied research, EDHEC-Risk Institute: “Index providers will have to account f
02 Apr 2013
EDHEC-Risk Institute conducted a study on corporate bond indices in 2011 to analyse construction methodologies, risk and return properties, and the stability of their risk exposures. Subsequently,...
Rhodri Preece, director of capital markets policy, CFA Institute
01 Mar 2013
Does dark trading hurt market quality? It is a question that has vexed policymakers for some time, and has attracted renewed focus recently following certain exchange initiatives to establish...
Heinz Rudolph, Lead pension specialist, World Bank
01 Feb 2013
Between 1997 and 2008, 11 countries in central and eastern Europe (CEE) implemented multi-pillar pension reforms, which involved the creation of mandatory funded schemes. These reforms were motivated ...
Carl Hitchman, Partner, Hymans Robertson
02 Jan 2013
You have decided that fiduciary management is for you. How then do you go about choosing a suitable manager? While most consultants and managers have been advising on and managing assets for many...
Amin Rajan: 'Pension funds demand discipline, but discipline can stifle hedge funds' creativity'
01 Dec 2012
First, the good news: assets under management in hedge funds have not only surpassed their previous peak of around $2trn (€1.6trn) reached in 2007, but they are also likely to attract another...
Joseph Mariathasan: The UK should set up a sovereign wealth fund
01 Nov 2012
Britain faces the prospect of an ageing population with a consequent rise in its dependency ratio, and an economy in decline relative to the rest of the world.
Flavien Duval, Risk officer, Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management
01 Oct 2012
Thousands of reports are produced and distributed to hundreds of people who don't know what they're supposed to do with them
Peter Kraneveld, Secretary of the Association for European Retirement Education
03 Sep 2012
“Supervision should be made responsible for pension quality, not just for solvency”
Chris Sutton, Towers Watson
02 Jul 2012
Pension funds find themselves between a rock and the hard place as they struggle to provide for ageing populations in a tough investment climate. As a result of this, and of an inheritance of...
Virginie Maisonneuve & Katherine Davidson, Schroders
01 Jun 2012
“Maternity wards and primary schools in London are experiencing a spike in births, and retailers should benefit”
Jeroen Wilbrink & Jelle Beenen
01 May 2012
In the Guest Viewpoint column of IPE March 2012, Kees Cools and Anton van Nunen claimed that the current calculation used in assessing the health of a pension scheme is incorrect. They also claimed...
Ronald Doeswijk & Laurens Swinkels, Robeco
02 Apr 2012
To start this contribution on inflation, let’s open with some facts. First, central banks around the world tend to target inflation rates. In developed countries, an inflation target of 2% is not...
Kees Cool, Groningen University, and Anton van Nunen, Syntrus Achmea
01 Mar 2012
For the first time since the introduction of the Dutch pension law in 1954, pensioners are to be told that their pensions will be cut by 3-4% from April 2013. Also, companies might be forced to pay...
Deobrah Cooper, Mercer
01 Feb 2012
The consultation issued by EIOPA, on its draft response to the EC’s questions about how Solvency II can be amended to apply to pension schemes, closed on 2 January 2012. EIOPA had been asked for...
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