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Letter From Brussels: Brexit focus moves to pensions

February 2018 (magazine)By Jeremy Woolfe

As the risk of a no-deal Brexit comes into focus, attention is turning to ways to mitigate the damage across financial services, including asset management and pensions

Letter from Brussels: Easier securitisation on the horizon

January 2018 (magazine)By Jeremy Woolfe

The EU’s securitisation package has finally passed through the European Parliament and Council. However, the new rules will not be applied until January 2019

Letter from Brussels: Opposition to mission creep

December 2017 (Magazine)By Jeremy Woolfe

The EU’s controversial mandate for a radical shake up of financial supervision has received a cool reception from the pensions sector as well as smaller EU members

Letter From Brussels: Court for international investor disputes on the horizon

November 2017 (Magazine)By Jeremy Woolfe

International investors in the EU have for decades been suffering from woeful dispute settlement proceedings when involved in cases against public authorities

Letter From Brussels: Pension rights for posted workers

October 2017 (Magazine)By Jeremy Woolfe

Discussions over the payment of social costs for workers from central and eastern European countries posted temporarily to wealthier EU countries are playing a major role in the attempt to update existing directives

Letter from Brussels: Tax threatens PEPP proposal

September 2017 (Magazine)By Jeremy Woolfe

At first sight, the benefits of the European Commission’s Pan European Personal Pension (PEPP) regulation proposal seem clear. But it did not take long for commentators to point out the considerable hurdles

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Long Term Matters: Investment can be a true profession

February 2018 (magazine)By Raj Thamotheram

Carillion, the UK construction company that collapsed recently, reminds us, once again, that investment is yet far from being a credible profession

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Guest Viewpoint: Keith Ambachtsheer

February 2018 (magazine)By

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

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Diary Of An Investor: Paradise lost

January 2018 (magazine)By Pieter Mullen

As our co-investment partners PensionKøbenhavn found recently, unexpected risks can turn round and bite you

Long Term Matters: Time to pay heed to political risk

January 2018 (magazine)By Raj Thamotheram

Speaking plainly but respectfully gets results more often than our ‘inner fence-sitter’ likes to acknowledge

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Letter from US: Plans act on Trump tax reform

February 2018 (magazine)By Maria Teresa Cometto

The tax reform signed by President Donald Trump last December is having quite an impact on the US pension industry

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Letter from US: DC plans shift from mutual funds

December 2017 (Magazine)By Maria Teresa Cometto

An increasing number of DC plans, including 401(k) schemes, are choosing CITs in the US, according to the latest report from Cerulli Associates

Letter From The US: 401(k) in the crosshairs of reform

November 2017 (Magazine)By Maria Teresa Cometto

Since their launch in 1981, 401(k) plans have become the preferred employer-sponsored defined contribution retirement plan

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Letter From US: Tide turning against divestment

October 2017 (Magazine)By Maria Teresa Cometto

Will the movement in favour of divesting from fossil fuels slow down among US pension funds?

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Letter from the US: Tax benefits boost rise of HSAs

September 2017 (Magazine)By Maria Teresa Cometto

Will HSAs become the new IRAs? Some operators in the US retirement industry say so

Letter from the US: Firms happy to retain say-on-pay

July / August 2017 (Magazine)By Maria Teresa Cometto

One of President Donald Trump’s promises has been to loosen regulation on all businesses to boost the economy. A casualty could be shareholders’ right to vote on executive compensation 

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