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Insurers more upbeat on credit after expectations ‘reversal’

Thu, 27 Apr 2017By

Most insurers no longer think the credit cycle is in its final stage


People moves: UK consultant rehires ex-UBS CIO John Harrison

Thu, 27 Apr 2017

Allenbridge, Treasury Select Committee, UN PRI, Martin Currie, Russell Investments, Aon, Hermes, Tikehau, Muzinich, QUAERO

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UK pension funds failing to protect worker rights in investment policies

Wed, 26 Apr 2017By

Study by transport union finds generally positive picture in rest of Europe, however

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ECB's planned pension fund reporting requirements criticised

Wed, 26 Apr 2017By Frank Schnattinger

German pension funds raise concerns about additional costs with little gain

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AODP finds more climate risk awareness, action among investors

Wed, 26 Apr 2017By

Non-profit group assesses asset managers for the first time

Dutch pension scheme funding rebounds to almost 100%

Wed, 26 Apr 2017By

Combined assets increased by €17bn to €1.29trn

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On the Record: How do you get the best out of consultants?

April 2017 (Magazine)By

Three pension funds - BNL BNP Paribas, Heidelberg Cement and Istituto di Previdenza del Cantone Ticino - share insights on working with consultants

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How We Run Our Money: NEST

April 2017 (Magazine)By

Mark Fawcett, the CIO of NEST, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo what the future holds for the UK’s fast-growing defined contribution scheme

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UK Pensions: Eyes on the real world

April 2017 (Magazine)

Investment decisions should be made with a long-term, realistic view of the world, argues Carl Hitchman

Accounting: The inflation challenge

April 2017 (Magazine)By

Stephen Bouvier looks at the complications pension plan sponsors face when calculating the pension liability of their schemes under IAS 19

Accounting: Are pension expenses ‘faked’?

April 2017 (Magazine)

Alfred Gohdes offers a personal view on an approach to reduce pension cost under US GAAP and IAS 19

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German pensions: A new not-quite revolution

April 2017 (Magazine)By

The current reforms risk repeating some of the mistakes of the Riester plan. Devolving responsibility to social partners for creating new sector schemes risks passing the buck

Europe: The genie is out of the lamp

April 2017 (Magazine)By

Times have changed since the Society for the German Language chose Alternativlos (without alternative) as its Unwort (literally ‘unword’ or ugliest word) of the year for 2010

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Investing In European Equities: Worrying times

April 2017 (Magazine)By

Political uncertainty in Europe poses dangers and offers  opportunities. Joseph Mariathasan investigates

Asset Allocation: Defining Europe for investors

April 2017 (Magazine)

Investors looking to invest in European equities have to decide on what countries to include as well as exclude, as their choices could have significant impacts on portfolio performance, finds Joseph Mariathasan

Financials regain some lustre

April 2017 (Magazine)By David Turner

Investors are becoming more positive about financials as they stand to gain from stronger growth and higher inflation, finds David Turner  

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Stock market returns

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

Long Term Matters: Disrupting CEO pay

April 2017 (Magazine)By Raj Thamotheram

The former CEO of the Investment Association, the trade body that represents UK investment managers, has made a disruptive proposal on CEO pay

Guest Viewpoint: Philip Shier - Society of Actuaries in Ireland

April 2017 (Magazine)

One of the objectives of the European Commission in the revision of the IORP Directive was to enhance the information provided to prospective members, members and beneficiaries of IORPs

Diary of an Investor: Reading the coffee grains

April 2017 (Magazine)By Pieter Mullen

Can you guess the topic of discussion of the latest Wasserdicht global investment committee? You probably can: it was political risk

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Joseph Mariathasan: The case for active in emerging markets

Mon, 13 Mar 2017By

Volatility driven by currency and fund flows means EM investors should steer clear of passive

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Ahead of the Curve: A real asset in DC plans

April 2017 (Magazine)

Vince Childers says that in today’s environment, real assets can provide diversification, long-term return potential and inflation protection

Ahead of the Curve: The diversification conundrum

March 2017 (Magazine)

Francesco Sandrini says that as the global economy emerges from a period of low growth and low inflation, investors appear to be ignoring risk in their diversification choices

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