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European Parliament

Pan-European pension concept to be presented to parliament

Wed, 13 Dec 2017By Jeremy Woolfe

PEPP will be discussed and voted on in the first half of 2018

The Netherlands: On the way to a new system index

Dutch schemes reduce asset management costs to 0.45%

Wed, 13 Dec 2017By

DNB: Costs at most schemes range  from 0.23% to 0.7%

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Wellcome Trust returns 16.9% from buoyant equity markets

Tue, 12 Dec 2017By

Trustees of UK’s biggest charity cite economic benefits of artificial intelligence and genomics as major trends

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British Steel: Three firms barred from pension transfer advice

Tue, 12 Dec 2017By

UK regulator to visit six financial advice companies this week amid concerns that savers are at risk of fraud

Euros

Linking state pension age to life expectancy is ‘unrealistic’

Tue, 12 Dec 2017By Ria Cats

People would have to work until age 90 if life expectancy reached 110, Dutch policy adviser warns

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Netherlands roundup: Low-cost DC vehicles growing steadily

Tue, 12 Dec 2017By IPE Staff

Also: APG invests in €1bn infrastructure portfolio; Ahold scheme swaps custodian

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On the Record: Are you a hedge fund investor?

December 2017 (Magazine)By

Merseyside Pension Fund, Stapi Lífeyrissjóður Iceland and Fondo Pensioni BNL BNP Paribas Italy on investing in hedge funds

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How we run our money: Ericsson Pension Foundation

December 2017 (Magazine)By

Christer Franzén , CIO of the Ericsson Pension Foundation, talks about the fund’s capital-preservation philosophy

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Monetary policy: Too much of a good thing

December 2017 (Magazine)By

The ongoing economic expansion is set to become the longest in the post-war era, at least for the US. The debate about the pros and cons of zero rates and quantitative easing continues

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Insurance-linked securities: Embracing catastrophic risks

December 2017 (Magazine)By , ,

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) are an asset class based upon insurance events. They provide an element of diversity to portfolios. Put simply, a market collapse is unlikely to be correlated to a natural disaster.

ESG: Cadbury, a governance legacy

December 2017 (Magazine)By

Published 25 years ago this month, the Cadbury Report introduced the first comply-or-explain corporate governance code 

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Norway reduces oil risk

December 2017 (Magazine)By

A hallmark of Norway’s sovereign wealth fund has been its transparency. But Norway has also felt the need to tread cautiously when it comes to the fund’s investment policy

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Resist the silicon backlash

December 2017 (Magazine)By

It is insufficiently recognised just how much the pendulum has swung against Silicon Valley in recent years. A couple of years ago, it was widely seen as heralding a glorious new technological era that would be a great boon for humanity

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Emerging markets: An outdated concept

November 2017 (Magazine)By

The countries covered by the term emerging markets today have such diverse economies that the label could be misleading for investors

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India: An investment conundrum

November 2017 (Magazine)By

Structural changes could make it worth considering an allocation to Indian equities

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Diary of an investor: A free lunch, or two

December 2017 (Magazine)By

In common with many others, Wasserdicht’s international pension plans have dispensed with most of their traditional active equity allocations over the years

Climate risk: Action on demand

December 2017 (Magazine)By Raj Thamotheram,

We are winning the war against tobacco, at least in the developed world. Yet, we are losing the war to keep global warming to less than 2°C

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Guest viewpoint: Greg McClymont

December 2017 (Magazine)By

Pension systems everywhere are either struggling to manage the shift from defined benefit (DB) to defined contribution (DC) or contemplating the journey

Diary of an Investor: A weak link

November 2017 (Magazine)By Pieter Mullen

As an investment professional I am used to traditional risk categories like equities, interest rates, inflation and the like. Now it seems we will have to add information security risk to that list

Long-Term Matters: Elephants in the sustainability room

November 2017 (Magazine)By Raj Thamotheram, Edward Waitzer

Decent folk in the investment world are beginning to ask why our sector is so slow to change. Why can’t it function as a fit for purpose enabler of human prosperity?

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