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Basel pension fund reveals details of alternatives strategy

Wed, 28 Jun 2017By

PKBS hired Goldman Sachs, BioMed Partners, and IFR, and has invested directly in gold

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'Freedom of choice could lead to bad pension outcomes': Dutch professor

Wed, 28 Jun 2017By , Sameer van Alfen

Danger of individuals making poor choices would mean they were worse off than under current system

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World Bank calls for full independence for Bulgarian regulator

Wed, 28 Jun 2017By Krystyna Krzyzak

Recommendations include powers to raise levies, improve staff salaries, and receive statutory indemnity

Norges Bank

Norway SWF should be spun off from central bank, commission says

Wed, 28 Jun 2017By

Giant oil fund should be run outside of Norges Bank, but not split into smaller funds, experts argue

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'No legal barrier' for UK funds on ESG investments: Law Commission

Wed, 28 Jun 2017By

Landmark report confirms that DC schemes can take social impact issues into account when making investment decisions

DNB to assess Dutch asset management charges

LGPS transparency code to show investment costs 'over £1bn' [updated]

Tue, 27 Jun 2017By

Improved disclosure to reveal the true level of fees as asset managers brace for regulator’s report

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On the Record: How do you approach alternative credit?

June 2017 (Magazine)

Three pension funds - AP2, Linde and Unilever - talk about their approach to alternative credit

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How We Run Our Money: Nordea Life & Pensions

June 2017 (Magazine)By

Rachel Fixsen asked Thomas Otbo, Jesper Nørgaard and Erik Callert about the changes being made to the Nordics’ biggest commercial life insurer

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Convertibles: A fundamental shift

June 2017 (Magazine)By Christopher O’Dea

Convertibles are gradually being recognised as an asset class in their own right

Mononationals: Case for foreign domestics

June 2017 (Magazine)By

An unexpected consequence of globalisation is that it may be more beneficial to invest in firms that are predominantly national

Discount Rates: An exercise of judgement

May 2017 (Magazine)By

A pension fund sponsor in Ecuador has raised an important point about IAS 19 discount rates, reports Stephen Bouvier

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Perpetuum mobile

June 2017 (Magazine)By

The Dutch people are used to drawn out pension reform

Politics needs a longer lens

June 2017 (Magazine)By

It is necessary to come to terms with the end of left and right

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Government bonds: Euro-zone risks remain

June 2017 (Magazine)By

Economic growth prospects in the euro-zone look brighter but political uncertainties are a cause for concern

Gilts still retain some lustre

June 2017 (Magazine)By

Even when offering negative real returns, Gilts are generating interest as a risk-free asset

US Treasuries: Dampener on Trump’s promises

June 2017 (Magazine)By

The Trump administration seems to be moving away from the president’s radical campaign rhetoric

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Climate change: Incentives are the way forward

June 2017 (Magazine)By Raj Thamotheram, Carolyn Hayman

Generally missing from the discussion on climate change is an identification of the incentives that can drive change

Guest Viewpoint: Avida International

June 2017 (Magazine)

“Fiduciary management has turned into a sophisticated exercise of managing increasingly complex investment value chains” 

Guest viewpoint: Francesco Briganti, EBWI Employee Benefits and Welfare Institute

May 2017 (Magazine)

It is widely known that EIOPA is studying the possibility of a new EU legal framework for a pan-European occupational defined contribution pension regime

Diary of an Investor: Looking the part

May 2017 (Magazine)By Pieter Mullen

We at Wasserdicht Pension Funds have been using BIG Asset Management for what seems like an eternity. I have learned two things about BIG over the years

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Joseph Mariathasan: Strategy selection vs manager selection

Mon, 10 Apr 2017By

Picking the right approach to global equities can prove more valuable to selecting managers

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