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Mandate roundup: Foncer, Epap, Enpapi, PKH, Nottinghamshire

Fri, 17 Feb 2017By

Italian pension funds have issued searches for balanced and fixed income managers

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PME targets carbon reduction of 25%

Fri, 17 Feb 2017By Frank van Alphen

Goal to be achieved through engagement with 10 largest emitters

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Friday people roundup

Fri, 17 Feb 2017By IPE Staff

NNIP, Delta Lloyd AM, SPF Beheer, ASR, MSCI, ADIA, Slaughter & May

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Nedlloyd scheme seeks collaborations with other pension funds

Fri, 17 Feb 2017By

Collaborations sought in order to drive down costs and improve services

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Switzerland: SBA calls for investment guidelines rejig to boost alternatives

Thu, 16 Feb 2017

Asset class categorisation must be changed to help facilitate bigger allocations to alternatives

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Property writedowns wipe tenth off Varma’s 2016 returns

Thu, 16 Feb 2017By

Finnish pensions insurer increases returns to 4.7% in “good year”

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How We Run Our Money: Compenswiss

February 2017 (Magazine)By

Frank Juliano, head of asset management at Compenswiss, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo what lies ahead for Switzerland’s social security funds

On the Record: How will your equity exposure change this year?

February 2017 (Magazine)By

Three pension funds - Amonis, Fondenergia and UMR Corem - talk about equity risk 

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World Trade: Is protectionism on the rise?

February 2017 (Magazine)By

Developments in the US and Europe presage a substantial change in the conduct of international trade

The European insurance challenge

February 2017 (Magazine)By

European insurers may turn to a wider range of asset management strategies as they face up to difficult market conditions

Re-defining hedge fund fees

February 2017 (Magazine)By Niki Natarajan

Hedge fund fees are just one part of the cost equation. The real discussion should be about value for money and not headline fees

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Costs really matter

February 2017 (Magazine)By

Lay representation on pension fund trustee boards is one of the hallmarks of occupational pensions in Europe and other parts of the world

Make a bigger pie: Trump's protectionist rhetoric

February 2017 (Magazine)By

President Trump’s aggressive protectionist rhetoric has raised concerns. Many fear that the measures he is advocating could lead to an all-out trade war

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Small & Mid-Cap Equities: Smaller companies in a changing world

February 2017 (Magazine)By

Daniel Ben-Ami looks at how smaller companies are adapting to the economic and political landscape 

US: Policy unleashes animal spirits

February 2017 (Magazine)By Christopher O’Dea

The performance of US small and medium-sized companies has been boosted by an expectation of lower taxes and lighter regulation under President Trump

Smaller companies: The lifeblood of Europe

February 2017 (Magazine)By

Smaller companies are crucial to the success of the European economy. However, the way they are nurtured by investors and governments varies dramatically

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Long-Term Matters: Be a positive maverick

February 2017 (Magazine)By Raj Thamotheram

Trump and I agree on one thing: liberals and centrists love to whinge. If we are clever, we engage in intellectual self-gratification, showing how well we understand the complexity. If now isn’t the time for a big pivot in how we show up in the world, in actions and not just sophisticated banter, when would be?

Guest Viewpoint: Rudyard Ekindi

February 2017 (Magazine)By

”Asset managers are from Mars, asset owners are from Venus”

Diary of an Investor: Political perils

February 2017 (Magazine)By Pieter Mullen

Last month I met with my old friend Thijs, who is CIO of a large UK corporate pension scheme, working in a small investment office in the UK with an enlightened CEO

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Ahead of the Curve: Investors ignore big data at their peril

February 2017 (Magazine)

News platforms, blogs and social media offer a massive amount of data and emotions which can be crucial in making  sound investment decisions

Ahead of the Curve: Low rates challenge central banks

January 2017 (Magazine)

The low-interest-rate environment is forcing central banks to take more risks in their asset allocation to meet capital preservation objectives, writes Alex Millar

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