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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.

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

All From Our Perspective

Long-Term Matters: Be a positive maverick

February 2017 (Magazine)By Raj Thamotheram

Trump and I agree on one thing: liberals and centrists love to whinge. If we are clever, we engage in intellectual self-gratification, showing how well we understand the complexity. If now isn’t the time for a big pivot in how we show up in the world, in actions and not just sophisticated banter, when would be?

Guest Viewpoint: Rudyard Ekindi

February 2017 (Magazine)By

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

Diary of an Investor: Political perils

February 2017 (Magazine)By Pieter Mullen

Last month I met with my old friend Thijs, who is CIO of a large UK corporate pension scheme, working in a small investment office in the UK with an enlightened CEO

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.

All Columns

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”

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”

All Guest Viewpoint

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    Closing date: 2017-03-08.

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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.

  • DS-2277

    Closing date: 2017-03-03.

  • QN-2279

    Asset class: European leveraged loans.
    Asset region: Europe.
    Size: EUR 150m.
    Closing date: 2017-03-08.

  • QN-2281

    Asset class: All/large Cap Equity.
    Asset region: Indian.
    Size: $200m.
    Closing date: 2017-03-13.

Begin Your Search Here