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Church of England mulls possible buyout of failed payday loan company

Wed, 19 Sep 2018By

Wonga collapsed last month after regulatory changes and thousands of complaints from customers

Governance at UK pension schemes 'not fit for purpose'

Mercer parent company to buy JLT Group for $5.6bn

Tue, 18 Sep 2018

Marsh & McLennan Companies announces deal to acquire Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group 

Stock market returns

Asset management roundup: Tech ETFs launched, TOBAM cuts carbon

Tue, 18 Sep 2018By

Lyxor and Invesco launch tech-based exchange-traded funds, TOBAM cuts its carbon footprint, and IM Global Partners adds liquid alts

PFZW takes stake in green bonds

AXA IM reshuffle continues with ESG integration effort

Tue, 18 Sep 2018By

Asset manager hires ESG research chief from BMO as part of major restructuring

Shanghai, China

Insurers hungry for risk as geopolitical jitters abate: BlackRock survey

Tue, 18 Sep 2018By

Proportion of insurers looking to increase risk rises to half, from 9% a year earlier

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Dutch schemes’ funding improves as life expectancy levels off

Tue, 18 Sep 2018By Sameer van Alfen

More schemes are less likely to cut pension rights in coming years after longevity revisions

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On The Record: Emerging Risks?

September 2018 (magazine)By

We asked chief investment officers of three of Sweden’s AP funds about how they view emerging market equities

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How We Run Our Money: USS

September 2018 (magazine)By

Bill Galvin (pictured left) and Guy Coughlan of the UK’s Universities Superannuation Scheme outline their measured approach to valuation to Joseph Mariathasan

All Interviews

Non-performing Loans: A market in full swing in Europe

September 2018 (magazine)By

A stockpile of nearly €780bn worth of non-performing loans weighs on the European economy

Shades of grey on Dutch CDC

July/August 2018 (magazine)By

Dutch collective defined contribution is mostly a uniform concept, but with important distinctions

Selection is key in EMD

July/August 2018 (magazine)By Dewi John

Anxiety is growing about emerging market debt. US rate rises and the potential for a stronger dollar mean that EMD may be heading for turbulent times

All Briefings

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Holistic answers needed

September 2018 (magazine)By

Fiduciary management was conceived as a sophisticated and holistic solution to the shortcomings of pension asset management that became evident after the equity market downturn of 2000-03

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Avoiding another Lehman

September 2018 (magazine)By

Postponing the difficult decisions involved in tackling the economy’s productive weaknesses will only make matters worse

All Analysis and Opinion

Emerging Market Equities: Resisting a tantrum

September 2018 (magazine)By Ayse Ferliel Barounos

Most emerging markets are regarded as reasonably placed to handle the impact of the winding up of quantitative easing in the West

Argentina’s dramatic change of fortunes

September 2018 (magazine)By Rodrigo Amaral

Argentina has had to seek a $50bn rescue package from the IMF in its latest crisis after just two years of a boom period

Equity Markets: Behind the latest sell-off

September 2018 (magazine)By

The recent rash of selling of EM assets has been triggered by a combination of factors

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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

Long-term Matters: An apocryphal tale for wannabe climate-aware investors

July/August 2018 (magazine)By Raj Thamotheram, Howard Covington

It is impossible to know how today’s CIOs will look back on their actions in the 2010s. But, we still have time to avert the worst of runaway climate change

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Guest Viewpoint: Amlan Roy

July/August 2018 (magazine)By Amlan Roy

Incorporating changing behaviour and technological trends in retirement planning is essential

Guest Viewpoint: Fiona Stewart & Georg Inderst

June 2018 (magazine)By Fiona Stewart, Georg Inderst

“A growing body of research shows ESG factors are a material credit risk for fixed-income investors”

a large scale investment by aviva in the polish coal industry has placed the firm in the crosshairs of environmental activists

Long-term Matters: Who decides which engagement is fit for purpose?

June 2018 (magazine)By Raj Thamotheram, , Ian Dunlop

Private responses to my recent article about investors who do ‘BS’ stewardship have raised two key questions

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    Closing date: 2018-09-25.

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