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UK roundup: Schroders’ DC funds pass ‘value for money’ test

Wed, 19 Dec 2018By

Also: Reuters seals £625m risk transfer deal; DWP attempts to reassure on post-Brexit state pension payments

London

Scheme consolidator secures £225m funding from credit specialist

Wed, 19 Dec 2018By

TPG Sixth Street Partners to invest in Clara-Pensions, with backing set to rise to £500m

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Kingman review proposes replacing FRC with new, stronger regulator

Tue, 18 Dec 2018By

Recommendation echoes demands of stakeholders to disband audit watchdog

Wouter Koolmees

Uncertainty remains on Dutch fiduciary rules after minister’s comments

Tue, 18 Dec 2018By

Social affairs minister seeks to clarify earlier confusion over fiduciary management rule change

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Church of England calls for ExxonMobil greenhouse gas disclosure

Tue, 18 Dec 2018By

Church Commissioners, New York State, CalPERS and others push for greater emissions disclosure from oil giant

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​Huge global custodian mandate up for grabs as ATP casts net

Tue, 18 Dec 2018By

Northern Trust’s contract with DKK779bn pension fund ends in October 2019

All News

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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?

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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

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

All Interviews

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 

All Briefings

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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

All Investing in...

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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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    Asset region: Global Developed Markets.
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    Closing date: 2019-01-07.

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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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