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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?

health savings accounts help americans cover the cost of hospital and other medical expenses

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

verizon undertook a pension buyout totalling usd8bn in 2012

Letter from the US: Risk transfer hots up

May 2017 (Magazine)By Maria Teresa Cometto

With interest rates rising, the US pension risk transfer market is expected to grow substantially

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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

Long-Term Matters: Elephants in the sustainability room

November 2017 (Magazine)By Raj Thamotheram, Edward Waitzer

Decent folk in the investment world are beginning to ask why our sector is so slow to change. Why can’t it function as a fit for purpose enabler of human prosperity?

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”

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. 

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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

Letter from Brussels: A warm reception for PEPP

May 2017 (Magazine)By Jeremy Woolfe

In contrast to complaints that Brussels’s legislation burdens the financial sector, the European Commission may be gratified by the positive response to its flagship Capital Markets Union (CMU) programme. 

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