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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administration maintains that some of the Dodd-Frank legislation brought in following the financial crisis should be repealed or amended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: What’s up with research costs?

June 2018 (magazine)By Pieter Mullen

In fixed income, no-one has ever really known how the research impacts on investment costs

a large scale investment by aviva in the polish coal industry has placed the firm in the crosshairs of environmental activists

Long-term Matters: Who decides which engagement is fit for purpose?

June 2018 (magazine)By Raj Thamotheram, , Ian Dunlop

Private responses to my recent article about investors who do ‘BS’ stewardship have raised two key questions

Guest Viewpoint: Fiona Stewart & Georg Inderst

June 2018 (magazine)By Fiona Stewart, Georg Inderst

“A growing body of research shows ESG factors are a material credit risk for fixed-income investors”

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Diary of an Investor: Making an impact

May 2018 (magazine)By

We at Wasserdicht like to think that our company has a positive impact around the world as a pump and flood protection equipment multinational

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Guest Viewpoint: Fiona Stewart & Georg Inderst

June 2018 (magazine)By Fiona Stewart, Georg Inderst

“A growing body of research shows ESG factors are a material credit risk for fixed-income investors”

Guest Viewpoint: Christopher Ailman & Mark Walker

May 2018 (magazine)

Words matter, but sometimes they can get in the way. Impact investing, mission-based investing, responsible investment, double and triple-bottom-line investing, ESG factors, and even sustainable investment. All of these terms can have both positive and negative connotations for investors. 

luke hildyard

Guest viewpoint: Luke Hildyard

March 2018 (magazine)By

“The potential impact of climate change on investments should be considered at least on an annual basis”

keith ambachtsheer

Guest Viewpoint: Keith Ambachtsheer

February 2018 (magazine)By

“CFA curriculum material should become more future-oriented and address awkward topics”

will goodhart

Guest Viewpoint: Will Goodhart, CFA UK

January 2018 (magazine)

“The responsibility for making our profession more representative of the society we serve ultimately sits with all of us”

gregg mc clymont

Guest viewpoint: Greg McClymont

December 2017 (Magazine)By

Pension systems everywhere are either struggling to manage the shift from defined benefit (DB) to defined contribution (DC) or contemplating the journey

Guest Viewpoint: Sarah Keohane Williamson & Matthew Leatherman

November 2017 (Magazine)

“The selection of a benchmark is secondary to many other provisions for encouraging long-term behaviour”

robin ellison

Guest Viewpoint: Robin Ellison

October 2017 (Magazine)

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

All Guest Viewpoint

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IPE QUEST

Your first step in manager selection...

IPE Quest is a manager search facility that connects institutional investors and asset managers.

  • QN-2444

    Asset class: Trade Finance.
    Asset region: Global.
    Size: USD 10m.
    Closing date: 2018-06-25.

  • QN-2452

    Asset class: Hard Currency.
    Asset region: Emerging markets.
    Size: USD 300 mil..
    Closing date: 2018-06-22.

Begin Your Search Here