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liam kennedy

Relative response to liquidity issues

July/August 2019 (magazine)By

Equity risk is a crucial portfolio exposure for pension funds and a key driver for long-term retirement outcomes for pension plans and their beneficiaries. Yet the structure of equity markets is in transition, which changes the way pension funds choose to allocate capital to them.

liam kennedy

Policies needed

June 2019 (Magazine)By

The new European Commission will inherit a coherent but partially implemented Capital Markets Union (CMU) in the autumn. But much needs to be done to consolidate, refocus and re-energise this landmark constellation of policies and objectives.

liam kennedy

Connecting climate dots

May 2019 (Magazine)By

The transition to a low-carbon economy should lead to significant economic opportunity

daniel ben ami

Cultivating judgement

May 2019 (Magazine)By

One of the big challenges we face, both in the financial world and in everyday life, is how to overcome our biases

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Pension funds act as Nordic drama engulfs Swedbank

May 2019 (Magazine)By

Sweden’s largest pension funds have been thrust into leading roles in a money-laundering scandal over the past few weeks, as Swedbank was raided by fraud investigators and forced to fire its CEO.

UK pools slam ‘simplistic’ guidance

May 2019 (Magazine)By

UK local authority funds have accused the government of imposing higher costs through changes in its stance towards asset pooling.

All Opinion

raj thamotheram

Animal welfare: Probing the global meat complex

July/August 2019 (magazine)By Raj Thamotheram,

Everyone knows about ‘big oil’ and how much influence the global agribusiness sector has. But there is less awareness about the negative impacts of meat producers – the ‘global meat complex’. 

Guest viewpoint: Adam Matthews and John Howchin

July/August 2019 (magazine)

“The Brumadinho dam tragedy causes us to question if we have created the conditions for a set of disasters”

raj thamotheram

Long-term matters: Exxon’s AGM – can investors learn from the slave trade?

June 2019 (Magazine)By Raj Thamotheram,

English evangelical protestants allied with the Quakers initiated the campaign to abolish the UK slave trade in the early nineteenth century. Two centuries later, the Vatican has said that climate change is a “moral and religious imperative for humanity”. Will the fate of fossil fuel companies be defined by public, sovereign and religious investors? And can other investors watch from the sidelines?

beat zaugg

Guest viewpoint: Beat Zaugg

June 2019 (Magazine)By

A striking indication of ESG’s importance in Switzerland is that Ueli Maurer, the country’s president, will be the keynote speaker at the Swiss Sustainable Finance annual conference in Bern

All Columns

Guest viewpoint: Adam Matthews and John Howchin

July/August 2019 (magazine)

“The Brumadinho dam tragedy causes us to question if we have created the conditions for a set of disasters”

beat zaugg

Guest viewpoint: Beat Zaugg

June 2019 (Magazine)By

A striking indication of ESG’s importance in Switzerland is that Ueli Maurer, the country’s president, will be the keynote speaker at the Swiss Sustainable Finance annual conference in Bern

Christin Ter Braak-Forstinger

Guest Viewpoint: Christin ter Braak-Forstinger

May 2019 (Magazine)

Impact investing has undergone a rapid evolution over the past decade. What originally started with investments in countries at the bottom of the pyramid has become a valid investment approach in developed countries as well. 

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Guest Viewpoint: Manuel Adamini, Sean Flannery, Toby Heaps and Eloy Lindeijer

April 2019 (Magazine)

“Time to invite brown corporates to the green bond party”

david kavanagh

Guest viewpoint: David Kavanagh

March 2019 (Magazine)By

The deadline for national implementation of the IORP II directive passed this January

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Guest viewpoint: Lisa Brüggen & Thomas Post

February 2019 (Magazine)By ,

”Pension funds, insurance companies and policymakers should limit choices to 6-22 option”

sviatoslav rosov

Guest Viewpoint: Sviatoslav Rosov, CFA Institute

January 2019 (magazine)By

The statistics on public market participation by corporations over the past two decades make grim reading. The US had 14% fewer exchange-listed firms in 2012 than in 1975 

simon lewis

Guest viewpoint: Simon Lewis, AFME

December 2018 (magazine)

Europe’s capital markets are facing some of their toughest challenges since the global financial crisis 

All Guest Viewpoint

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