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Accountancy

Accounting roundup: IASB plans changes to hybrid scheme rules

Tue, 15 Jan 2019By

Plus: EFRAG and IASB to report later this year on hybrid discount rate rule; FRC audited Patisserie Valerie accounts

Offshore wind farm

PGGM and Shell assess joint bid for green energy firm Eneco

Tue, 15 Jan 2019By

Players aim at expanding sustainable energy products and services across Northwest Europe

Dam, Amsterdam

Trio of Dutch asset managers launch joint private equity platform

Mon, 14 Jan 2019By Tjibbe Hoekstra

Achmea IM, Blue Sky Group and SPF Beheer aim to cut costs in half for pension fund clients via co-investments

Danish lighthouse

​Danish roundup: MP, Industriens, Sampension post weak 2018 returns

Mon, 14 Jan 2019By

Brexit, trade war and rising interest rates dragged markets down, says academics’ fund

Bucharest, Romania

Industry fears ‘de-facto nationalisation’ of Romanian second pillar

Mon, 14 Jan 2019By

Government cuts fees for occupational pension providers and increases capital requirements 

Nuclear power station

Joseph Mariathasan: Nuclear needs warming up

Mon, 14 Jan 2019By

Hitachi seems likely to abandon plans to build a nuclear power station in Wales due to a lack of firm investor commitments. This follows the abandonment by Toshiba of a nuclear project in Cumbria last year.

All News

Renato Guerriero, Torben Möger Pedersen

IPE Conference: PensionDanmark is Europe’s best pension fund

Tue, 4 Dec 2018By IPE Staff

CEO Torben Möger Pedersen takes solo award, while AP4, FRR, ERAFP and ÄVWL are all multiple winners

Euros

Beyond pensions: Debating auto-enrolment’s potential

Mon, 17 Dec 2018By

Could auto-enrolment pension savings be used to pay off loans or buy a house?

2018 Dublin conference asset management panel

IPE Conference: The intertwined future of retirement and investment

Wed, 12 Dec 2018By

Panellists discuss outcomes-based investing, ESG, fees, Brexit and more

Air pollution in Shanghai, China

Joseph Mariathasan: China’s evolving ESG standards

Wed, 12 Dec 2018By

IPE’s contributing editor gives his perspective on a panel debate from last week’s IPE Conference

All IPE Conference & Awards 2018

On the Record: Adapting to change

January 2019 (magazine)By

As the equity markets begin 2019 in worse shape than last year, we asked three European pension funds how they conceive and execute their equity strategy, in order protect the portfolio

xander den uyl

How We Run our Money: PWRI

January 2019 (magazine)By

Xander den Uyl, chairman of PWRI, the Dutch fund for disabled workers, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo about its particular approach to ESG

All Interviews

robert gall

Briefing: Collateral challenges

January 2019 (magazine)By

Rising interest rates put collateral management strategies to the test

peter kraneveld

Briefing: Trade war, a primer

January 2019 (magazine)By Peter Kraneveld

Protectionism is becoming more widespread despite the benefits of free trade being understood for more than two centuries

steve kelly

Briefing: MiFID II: a year on

January 2019 (magazine)By

The new rules are having a dramatic effect on the world of investment research

All Briefings

liam kennedy

A glimpse into the future

January 2019 (magazine)By

For many people, being asked to solve their retirement planning problems is akin to being asked to build their own car

daniel ben ami

Double standards on trade

January 2019 (magazine)By

No wonder the discussion of trade is in such a tangle. The terminology around the subject is almost designed to cause confusion.

All Analysis and Opinion

High yield: Coping with a new environment

January 2019 (magazine)By

This year high-yield investors will have to weather not only the winding up of quantitative easing but additional political challenges

Global Equities: Valuation vagaries

December 2018 (magazine)By

Mean reversion is useful in valuing stocks, but there are many unpredictable factors that can disrupt long-term assumptions 

Emerging Market Debt: Sentiments drown out sense

November 2018 (magazine)By

The political and economic uncertainty surrounding Turkey and Argentina is distracting investors from the sound fundamentals to be found elsewhere across the asset class

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raj thamotheram

Long Term Matters: What do Facebook’s investors care?

January 2019 (magazine)By Raj Thamotheram

Mark Zuckerberg “is a bigger threat to American democracy than Donald Trump”, says David Runciman, professor of politics at Cambridge University

sviatoslav rosov

Guest Viewpoint: Sviatoslav Rosov, CFA Institute

January 2019 (magazine)By

The statistics on public market participation by corporations over the past two decades make grim reading. The US had 14% fewer exchange-listed firms in 2012 than in 1975 

simon lewis

Guest viewpoint: Simon Lewis, AFME

December 2018 (magazine)

Europe’s capital markets are facing some of their toughest challenges since the global financial crisis 

Long Term Matters: What should investors do about authoritarian governments?

December 2018 (magazine)By Raj Thamotheram

In October, I wrote that investors would soon have to choose between backing social justice or going along with authoritarian- ism. I was not expecting that the choice would come so quickly

jim hawley and jon lukomnik

Guest Viewpoint: Jim Hawley and Jon Lukomnik

October 2018 (magazine)

It is fitting that we launched our ‘Purpose of Asset Management’ paper in London, not far from 221b Baker Street, the home of the famous fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes. 

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Ahead of the curve: MiFID II increases asset risk

January 2019 (magazine)By

Attempts to improve transparency of research costs have unintentionally hit performance

Ahead of the curve: Sporting a safety jacket in a market of weak protections

December 2018 (magazine)By

The lending environment is undergoing a worrying change. Funds that European direct lenders have raised but not yet deployed are at an all-time high and banks in most Western-European jurisdictions have renewed lending following years of reticence after the global financial crisis, leading to increased competition amongst lenders in the small and medium enterprise (SME) market. 

All Ahead of The Curve