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Blockchain

AXA IM to invest in tech and data science capabilities

Fri, 14 Dec 2018By

Hans Stoter gets enhanced brief after joining portfolio management team in June

Dutch Netherlands

PGB implements protection strategy for €12bn equity portfolio

Fri, 14 Dec 2018By

BMO Global Asset Management appointed after success of shareholder engagement mandate

Dublin IPE annual conference

Asset management roundup: Legg Mason opens Dublin office

Fri, 14 Dec 2018By

Plus: Natixis combines private equity teams, BMO enters UK fiduciary market, Union’s new research division

Swiss francs

GAM forecasts CHF925m loss after rocky 2018

Fri, 14 Dec 2018By

Swiss asset manager proposes cancelling dividend in wake of outflows

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Man Group ESG framework to exclude coal, tobacco from funds

Thu, 13 Dec 2018By

Listed asset manager implements exclusion list as part of a firm-wide ESG framework for portfolio managers

Canary Wharf

Consultants satisfied with competition inquiry outcome

Thu, 13 Dec 2018By

Most institutional advisers accept CMA’s recommendations after months of robust debate with regulators

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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

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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

 Eugene O'Callaghan, director, Ireland Strategic Investment Fund

IPE Conference: How Ireland’s sovereign fund will invest from 2019

Wed, 12 Dec 2018By ,

Eugene O’Callaghan, director of the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, tells delegates of the €9bn fund’s new strategy

All IPE Conference & Awards 2018

On the Record: The question of hedging

December 2018 (magazine)By

We asked two European pension funds how they hedge against interest rate risk, as the probability that interest rates will rise over the few next years grows 

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How We Run Our Money: Första AP-fonden (AP1)

December 2018 (magazine)By

Mikael Angberg, CIO of Första AP-fonden (AP1), one of Sweden’s buffer funds, outlines the fund’s investment philosophy to Carlo Svaluto Moreolo

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What next for US Treasuries?

December 2018 (magazine)By Vanessa Drucker

A consensus on the direction of 10-year US Treasury rates is not obvious, because the answer reverts to a further question: whose consensus? Strategists, economists and other informed professionals have a particular view. The market itself, however, expresses a more diffuse and different opinion. 

Macro Matters: Currency returns to the fore

December 2018 (magazine)By Bob Swarup

Global tension means exchange rates will again become a key mover of investor decisions

German Longevity: Are the tables turning?

November 2018 (magazine)By

The rate of increase in life expectancy in Germany appears to be slowing down 

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Liabilities remain in focus

December 2018 (magazine)By

Given overall pressure on funding rates and falling asset markets, 2019 looks set to be a year where good governance and adaptability to external events will be crucial

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The right tool for the job

December 2018 (magazine)By

Applying economics models to understand politics is like trying to use a trowel to saw a piece of wood in half

All Analysis and Opinion

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

Small & Mid-Cap Equities: Small-cap effects

October 2018 (magazine)

Some US smaller companies may benefit from America First policies but others will not

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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

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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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Long-Term Matters: Disruptive change is coming – which side will you choose?

October 2018 (magazine)By Raj Thamotheram

Paying good pensions is a noble purpose but much less so if investors, inadvertently or otherwise, help create a world that is not worth living in

Long-Term Matters: What world are we creating by saving the world?

September 2018 (magazine)By Raj Thamotheram, Christoph Biehl

The focus of ESG investment has been moving towards the environmental over several years. Topics like green bonds, carbon indices, green ETFs, portfolio carbon footprinting and decarbonisation are making headway

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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. 

Ahead of the Curve: The risk premium of downturns

November 2018 (magazine)By Philip Strother

Alternative risk premia strategies can be helpful for institutional investor portfolios through diversification and risk reduction

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