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No DC sugar rush

October 2017 (Magazine)By

There is a strong risk that Germany’s pensions reform becomes neither a stunning success nor a stunning failure, but just adds to the complexity of German workplace pensions

A time for strong nerves

October 2017 (Magazine)By

It is understandable that investors are nervous. Not only are valuations stretched in many markets but there seems to be a significant threat of military conflict

Heed the warning signs

October 2017 (Magazine)By

The private equity market is showing clear signals that it is reaching the end of a multi-year growth cycle. Yet, surveys show investors are intent to increase allocations

LD gains a new lease of life

October 2017 (Magazine)By

New holiday allowances fund will keep Denmark’s Lønmodtagernes Dyrtidsfond in operation for several extra decades

Universities scheme faces political scrutiny over deficit plans

October 2017 (Magazine)By

Given the less-than-healthy state of the UK’s defined benefit pension schemes, it is no surprise that the largest such fund in the country also has the largest deficit

Long Term Matters: An Achilles’ heel for buybacks?

October 2017 (Magazine)By Raj Thamotheram.

Investors are salivating over possible US corporate tax cuts. But evidence suggests this excitement is misplaced, at least from the perspective of the end beneficiaries

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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. 

Long Term Matters: An Achilles’ heel for buybacks?

October 2017 (Magazine)By Raj Thamotheram.

Investors are salivating over possible US corporate tax cuts. But evidence suggests this excitement is misplaced, at least from the perspective of the end beneficiaries

robin ellison

Guest Viewpoint: Robin Ellison

October 2017 (Magazine)

“The FCA has picked the wrong fight. We need a way to rate alternative investments”

Diary of an Investor: The price of everything

September 2017 (Magazine)By Pieter Mullen

We Dutch are well known for keeping an eye on the price of things and for our frugal approach to life. Increasingly, this applies to pension funds

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robin ellison

Guest Viewpoint: Robin Ellison

October 2017 (Magazine)

“The FCA has picked the wrong fight. We need a way to rate alternative investments”

Guest viewpoint: Stefan Lundbergh & Kerrin Rosenberg, Cardano

July / August 2017 (Magazine)By ,

“At present, UK trustees do not have the right governance framework in place to be effective or accountable” 

Guest Viewpoint: Avida International

June 2017 (Magazine)

“Fiduciary management has turned into a sophisticated exercise of managing increasingly complex investment value chains” 

Guest viewpoint: Francesco Briganti, EBWI Employee Benefits and Welfare Institute

May 2017 (Magazine)

It is widely known that EIOPA is studying the possibility of a new EU legal framework for a pan-European occupational defined contribution pension regime

Guest Viewpoint: Philip Shier - Society of Actuaries in Ireland

April 2017 (Magazine)

One of the objectives of the European Commission in the revision of the IORP Directive was to enhance the information provided to prospective members, members and beneficiaries of IORPs

Guest Viewpoint: Rory Murphy - Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund

March 2017 (Magazine)

Pensions are by their nature long-term and this can often lead to an acceptance of inertia because “this is how we have always done it”. But in today’s world this is no longer good enough

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”

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