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from our perspective pension roads to rome

From Our Perspective: Pension roads to Rome

May 2017 (Magazine)

Around the beginning of the 2000s enthusiasm for pension funding was at a high. As Germany took measures to unwind the cosy ‘Rhineland capitalism’ cross-share-holdings, book reserve pension liabilities seemed like yesterday’s solution

From Our Perspective: Two decades of shifting perspectives

April 2017 (Magazine)

This spring marks 20 years since the first issue of IPE. Our founders Piers Diacre and Fennell Betson started this publication with an assumption that funded pension systems would become more widespread in time, leading to increased diversification and a need for clear, well-researched and well-presented information.

be wary of shredding the regs

From Our Perspective: Be wary of shredding the regs

March 2017 (Magazine)

The Trump administration maintains that some of the Dodd-Frank legislation brought in following the financial crisis should be repealed or amended

from our perspective packaging pensions just right

From Our Perspective: Packaging pensions ‘just right’

February 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. The interaction between fiduciary duty and the provision of institutional investment services had not been explored so extensively before and the report resonated widely outside the UK.

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.

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Diary of an Investor: Who bears the cost?

October 2017 (Magazine)By Pieter Mullen

Sometimes I look back fondly on the simpler good old days. 

Long Term Matters: An Achilles’ heel for buybacks?

October 2017 (Magazine)By Raj Thamotheram.

Investors are salivating over possible US corporate tax cuts. But evidence suggests this excitement is misplaced, at least from the perspective of the end beneficiaries

robin ellison

Guest Viewpoint: Robin Ellison

October 2017 (Magazine)

“The FCA has picked the wrong fight. We need a way to rate alternative investments”

Diary of an Investor: The price of everything

September 2017 (Magazine)By Pieter Mullen

We Dutch are well known for keeping an eye on the price of things and for our frugal approach to life. Increasingly, this applies to pension funds

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robin ellison

Guest Viewpoint: Robin Ellison

October 2017 (Magazine)

“The FCA has picked the wrong fight. We need a way to rate alternative investments”

Guest viewpoint: Stefan Lundbergh & Kerrin Rosenberg, Cardano

July / August 2017 (Magazine)By ,

“At present, UK trustees do not have the right governance framework in place to be effective or accountable” 

Guest Viewpoint: Avida International

June 2017 (Magazine)

“Fiduciary management has turned into a sophisticated exercise of managing increasingly complex investment value chains” 

Guest viewpoint: Francesco Briganti, EBWI Employee Benefits and Welfare Institute

May 2017 (Magazine)

It is widely known that EIOPA is studying the possibility of a new EU legal framework for a pan-European occupational defined contribution pension regime

Guest Viewpoint: Philip Shier - Society of Actuaries in Ireland

April 2017 (Magazine)

One of the objectives of the European Commission in the revision of the IORP Directive was to enhance the information provided to prospective members, members and beneficiaries of IORPs

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

Guest Viewpoint: Rudyard Ekindi

February 2017 (Magazine)By

”Asset managers are from Mars, asset owners are from Venus”

Guest Viewpoint: Cllr Kieran Quinn

January 2017 (Magazine)

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

All Guest Viewpoint

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