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Norway View

Nordic roundup: Norway SWF, Dakota pipeline, DNB, JØP/DIP, PBU

Mon, 27 Mar 2017By

Council on Ethics to meet with indigenous people affected by controversial pipeline

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Testing the Brexit downside: MSCI's best and worst-case scenarios

Mon, 27 Mar 2017By

MSCI examines impact on globally diversified portfolios from three hypothetical Brexit scenarios

DNB to assess Dutch asset management charges

Asset management costs 'to drop by 10%': survey

Mon, 27 Mar 2017By Frank van Alphen

Result of reduced fees and shift to ETFs and factor investing

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Joseph Mariathasan: Investors and the antibiotic crisis

Mon, 27 Mar 2017By

Investor power can help reduce the emergence of antibiotic-resistant diseases

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Industry casts doubt on German reform draft

Mon, 27 Mar 2017By

Pension stakeholders already working on ways to improve pension reform

Cass Business School's "monkeys" beat the market cap index

Why 2016 made a monkey out of market-cap indices

Fri, 24 Mar 2017By

Academic research pits passive benchmarks and smart beta against randomly generated stock indices

All News

On the Record: How do you deal with geopolitical risk?

March 2017 (Magazine)By

Three pension funds - Industriens Pension, Migros Pensionskasse and SPMS – explain their approach to managing geopolitical risks 

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How We Run Our Money: Carillion Pension Trustees

March 2017 (Magazine)By

Robin Ellison, chairman of Carillion Pension Trustees, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo about the scheme’s approach to de-risking and regulation

All Interviews

UK LGPS: Good news is good news

March 2017 (Magazine)By Brian Bollen

Securities services providers have a ring-side view of the pooling process for the UK local government pension sector. Brian Bollen polls the opinions

Regulation Roundup: Pension outlook in Europe

March 2017 (Magazine)By

IPE reviews regulatory and legislative changes affecting pensions in key European countries

Active Fixed Income: Battle for the edge in bond markets

March 2017 (Magazine)By Paul Amery

Active bond managers are having to work hard to convince investors that they can provide better value for money than passive strategies

All Briefings

Victims or winners?

March 2017 (Magazine)By

There is a live debate in the Netherlands with regard to the pensions (or lack of them) of the million-plus group of self-employed, or zzp’ers in Dutch

Tear down the Mexican wall

March 2017 (Magazine)By

An unintended consequence of Donald Trump’s accession to the US presidency is a surge in Mexico’s profile among Europeans

All Analysis and Opinion

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Investing In High-Yield Bonds: Is the party winding down?

March 2017 (Magazine)By

Brendan Maton finds there is some wariness about how long high-yield debt will continue to offer good returns in the current environment, although investors still find the asset class attractive

Expect surprises in European high yield

March 2017 (Magazine)By

Joseph Mariathasan assesses the European high-yield market at a time when political risks are set to dominate investors’ thinking

Crossover credit: Filling the gap

March 2017 (Magazine)By

Joseph Mariathasan sees opportunities in crossover credit

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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

Long-Term Matters Investors are monkeys

March 2017 (Magazine)By Raj Thamotheram, Rob Lake

Sadly, investors too often see, hear and speak no evil. Their failure to protest at Donald’s Trump’s entry ban is only the latest example. 

Guest Viewpoint: Rory Murphy - Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund

March 2017 (Magazine)

Pensions are by their nature long-term and this can often lead to an acceptance of inertia because “this is how we have always done it”. But in today’s world this is no longer good enough

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People

People moves: Standard Life/Aberdeen co-CEO roles explained

Thu, 23 Mar 2017By IPE Staff

Railpen, Standard Life/Aberdeen, Franklin Templeton, CDC, FRR, Foreningen NLP, Westerbrink, Folksam Liv, AMNT, SFAMA, Northern Trust, AXA IM, FRC, La Francaise, FCA, AGH, Aon Hewitt

All People News

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

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

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