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liam kennedy

Pensions in a hostile climate

October 2019 (Magazine)By

 Outside the realm of US public pension plans, where generous return assumptions and inflated discount rates are common, the medium and long-term outlook for asset classes is of serious importance to most pension funds. 

daniel ben ami

Storing up future pain

October 2019 (Magazine)By

Anyone who back in 2008 had accurately predicted what monetary policy would look like today would certainly have been regarded as unhinged. 

carlo svaluto moreolo

Do not let costs become an obsession

October 2019 (Magazine)By

Our report this month on management and outsourcing discusses how pension funds must increasingly rely on external organisations to analyse their portfolios, particularly from a cost perspective. 

nick reeve

Time to talk pensions

October 2019 (Magazine)By

At a press briefing last month, Bill Galvin, chief executive of the UK’s £68bn (€77bn) Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), emphasised the importance of improving its communication policy. 

liam kennedy

A Franco-German challenge

September 2019 (Magazine)By

France and Germany are the two countries that stand out the most for their comprehensive state pension systems and for underdeveloped second-pillar framework

daniel ben ami

Market paradoxes demand new ideas

September 2019 (Magazine)By

It is the most fundamental premise of investing yet it is increasingly redundant: invest your money rather than hiding it under the mattress

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raj thamotherum and john fullerton

Long-term matters: How capitalists can save the Amazon from capitalism

October 2019 (Magazine)

When foundations and wealthy individuals launched their Rapid Response-Able Fund (RRAF) in spring 2020, commentators sneered at the “save the world” motivation while others said it would distract attention from the political changes that were needed.

jen choi hi res new square

Guest viewpoint: Jennifer Choi & Brian Hoehn

October 2019 (Magazine)By ,

“Principles 3.0 is intended to offer a road map to optimal partnerships in the private equity industry”

raj thamotheram

Greenwish: wishful thinking in the ESG world

September 2019 (Magazine)By Raj Thamotheram

Every so often I come across a paper which I think is a ‘must read’ and Duncan Austin’s ‘Greenwish: the wishful thinking undermining the ambition of sustainable business’* is one.

it is incumbent on us to find a solution to the privatisation of wealth accumulation

Guest viewpoint: Tracy Blackwell, Pension Insurance Corporation

September 2019 (Magazine)By

The financial services industry is one of the least trusted in the UK. The Purpose of Finance project aims to address issues of trust and reform

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