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Willis Towers Watson, Mercer eye DC switches for Dutch staff

Wed, 14 Nov 2018By

Willis Towers Watson will transfer staff to its in-house DC fund, LifeSight, from next year

Yorkshire

LAPFF chair Ian Greenwood dies

Wed, 14 Nov 2018By IPE Staff

Bradford Council and local government colleagues pay tribute to chair of Northern Pool and West Yorkshire Pension Fund

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Netherlands roundup: Nestlé scheme to replace administrator

Wed, 14 Nov 2018By Frank van Alphen

Also: Think tank details difficulties in longevity forecasts

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Public pension funds push back at criticism of climate strategies

Tue, 13 Nov 2018By

Friends of the Earth claimed some of the UK’s biggest funds were climate change ‘laggards’

Tobacco

​AP4 hails financial benefit of tobacco divestment

Tue, 13 Nov 2018By

Swedish pension fund says sector has underperformed by 40% since 2016

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Dutch scheme’s retirement modelling tool draws wider interest

Tue, 13 Nov 2018By

Web application enables members to assess options for early retirement and part-time employment

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On the Record: Manager Due Diligence

November 2018 (magazine)By

The suspension of a GAM fund manager has revived the discussion about due diligence. We asked three pension funds how they deal with it

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How We Run Our Money: ÄVWL

November 2018 (magazine)By

Christian Mosel, CEO of Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-Lippe, the pension fund for doctors in Germany’s Westphalia-Lippe region, talks about his old-fashioned approach to investment

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German Longevity: Are the tables turning?

November 2018 (magazine)By

The rate of increase in life expectancy in Germany appears to be slowing down 

Turkey: Rethinking auto-enrolment

November 2018 (magazine)By Seda Peksevim

Despite generous state incentives in the Turkish auto-enrolment system, opt-out rates are high

Benchmarking: Redefining investment classes

November 2018 (magazine)By Dewi John

A major GICS index methodology change seeks to reflect underlying market economics

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Market approaches nudged off course

November 2018 (magazine)By

Sweden’s experience with the Premium Pension system shows how arduous dismantling of poorly constructed architectures can be

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Slowing longevity may be a dip

November 2018 (magazine)By

Demographic trends tend to be outcomes rather than causes of broader social shifts

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Small & Mid-Cap Equities: Small-cap effects

October 2018 (magazine)

Some US smaller companies may benefit from America First policies but others will not

Small Cap Versus Private Equity: Separate arguments

October 2018 (magazine)By

Comparisons of the performance of listed smaller companies and private equity are fraught with difficulty

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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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Guest Viewpoint: Amlan Roy

July/August 2018 (magazine)By Amlan Roy

Incorporating changing behaviour and technological trends in retirement planning is essential

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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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

Ahead Of The Curve: Resurgence of private capital

September 2018 (magazine)By Anthony Tutrone

The tenth anniversary of the global financial crisis is an apposite time to examine how it changed the world for investors 

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