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fca raises the game

From Our Perspective: FCA raises the game

January 2017 (Magazine)

In 2001, the Myners report raised the issue of the investment value chain and how pension funds could improve outcomes through their governance structure. It also highlighted market inefficiencies in areas like peer-group herding and investment consulting

Who’s afraid of securitisation?

December 2016 (Magazine)

The 1933 Disney animation The Three Little Pigs featured Fiddler and Fifer, who believed their straw houses were safe from a marauding wolf. The movie popularised the song Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf; as readers will be aware, the pigs’ straw houses were not safe from the wolf, who blew them down.

Under strain

Regulatory monoculture and systemic risk

November 2016 (Magazine)

What is the connection between tropical fruit and systemic risk? In 1990, when East German citizens demonstrated for freedom and democracy, the banana became a potent symbol of the basic level of prosperity to which they aspired

From Our Perspective: How transparent?

From Our Perspective: How transparent?

October 2016 (Magazine)

Gerard van Olphen, CEO of APG, contends that the Dutch pension sector is in denial about the need for transparency. The same accusation could be levelled against pension funds in other places.

From Our Perspective: Brexit adds to the pressure

September 2016 (Magazine)

Future observers might point to the 23 June EU referendum as a turning point for UK occupational pensions. The fall in Gilt yields has added pain to trustees and sponsors, vindicating those who had hedging strategies in place

From Our Perspective: Matters of culture

July / August 2016 (Magazine)

In Garrison Keillor’s fictional Lake Wobegon, not only are all the women strong and all the men good looking, but all the children are above average

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Long-Term Matters: My inner Trump

January 2017 (Magazine)By Raj Thamotheram.

Early on Wednesday 9 November we learnt that Donald Trump would be president of the US, and two days later I heard I may have a cancer.

Guest Viewpoint: Cllr Kieran Quinn

January 2017 (Magazine)

“The UK local government pension investment regulations are a step in the right direction”

Diary of an Investor: Too much information

January 2017 (Magazine)By Pieter Mullen

Our investment committee members had quite a few questions at the final meeting of 2016. Brexit, Trump, the equities rally, long-bond yields, emerging markets: the trustees kept the topics coming thick and fast

Long-Term Matters: Carbon footprint envy

December 2016 (Magazine)By Raj Thamotheram

An explosion of providers and events promise to turn investors into low-carbon heroes. Even campaigners use it to benchmark managers. What will it deliver? Raj Thamotheram writes

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Guest Viewpoint: Cllr Kieran Quinn

January 2017 (Magazine)

“The UK local government pension investment regulations are a step in the right direction”

Guest Viewpoint: Jon Little - Northill Capital

December 2016 (Magazine)

“Successful managers are hard to find but those that do exist generally share some common characteristics”

Guest Viewpoint: Chris Curry - Pensions Policy Institute

November 2016 (Magazine)

The pensions world is constantly changing. In the UK, more DC savers, coupled with recently introduced flexibility of access, will increase the levels of risk and complexity for many

Guest Viewpoint: Peter Kraneveld - International Pensions Adviser

October 2016 (Magazine)By Peter Kraneveld

Pension funds are not about politics, but their investment portfolios include political risk

Guest Viewpoint: Ros Altmann - Former UK pensions minister

September 2016 (Magazine)

“It is time the authorities addressed the serious side effects of monetary policy on UK pensions”

Guest Viewpoint: Dan Waters - ICI Global

July / August 2016 (Magazine)

“Easier, cheaper fund distribution would help build stronger capital markets”

Guest Viewpoint: Alfred Gohdes - Willis Towers Watson

June 2016 (Magazine)

“The cost for a German young person to provide for a pension has roughly tripled since 2008”

Guest Viewpoint: Peter Kraneveld – International Pensions Adviser

May 2016 (Magazine)

“Let’s stop using the term de-risking altogether and use the right words for what we are doing”

All Guest Viewpoint

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