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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

Letter from Brussels: Reboot for Capital Markets Union

July / August 2017 (Magazine)By Jeremy Woolfe

The European Commission’s “further steps to drive forward the Capital Markets Union (CMU)” outline nine new priority legislative actions to solve the EU’s long-term cross-border investment challenge

Letter from Brussels: EU seeks to avert Brexit arbitrage

June 2017 (Magazine)By Jeremy Woolfe

Strong words on Brexit are flying in political circles. But behind the theatre, concerns about the future of London’s fund management sector are emerging

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Diary of an investor: A free lunch, or two

December 2017 (Magazine)By

In common with many others, Wasserdicht’s international pension plans have dispensed with most of their traditional active equity allocations over the years

Climate risk: Action on demand

December 2017 (Magazine)By Raj Thamotheram,

We are winning the war against tobacco, at least in the developed world. Yet, we are losing the war to keep global warming to less than 2°C

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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

Diary of an Investor: A weak link

November 2017 (Magazine)By Pieter Mullen

As an investment professional I am used to traditional risk categories like equities, interest rates, inflation and the like. Now it seems we will have to add information security risk to that list

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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

divesting fossil fuel companies has had a detrimental effect on the returns of some pension funds

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 

Letter from the US: High fees but strong returns

June 2017 (Magazine)By Maria Teresa Cometto

Some US pension funds say they may be paying too much for their investments in private equity and are seeking different approaches

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