The rise of blockchain architecture coincides with a period of falling trust in institutions
The current discussion of monetary policy is in some respects reminiscent of that of the mid-2000s
Italy’s new populist government has taken power thanks to an agenda that had pension reform among its priorities. However, the programme underpinning the coalition agreement does not contain a single word about supplementary pensions
By the time you read this, football’s World Cup will be into its latter stages.
Is there a crisis brewing in the asset management industry? Such questions are heard more at conferences and events, reflecting disquiet as the euro crisis recedes and we approach the tenth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers.
The asset management arms of JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs have bolstered their European exchange-traded funds (ETFs) teams with a series of senior hires, throwing a spotlight on a sector overlooked by pension fund investors.
It is impossible to know how today’s CIOs will look back on their actions in the 2010s. But, we still have time to avert the worst of runaway climate change
In fixed income, no-one has ever really known how the research impacts on investment costs
Private responses to my recent article about investors who do ‘BS’ stewardship have raised two key questions
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“A growing body of research shows ESG factors are a material credit risk for fixed-income investors”
Words matter, but sometimes they can get in the way. Impact investing, mission-based investing, responsible investment, double and triple-bottom-line investing, ESG factors, and even sustainable investment. All of these terms can have both positive and negative connotations for investors.
“The potential impact of climate change on investments should be considered at least on an annual basis”
“CFA curriculum material should become more future-oriented and address awkward topics”
“The responsibility for making our profession more representative of the society we serve ultimately sits with all of us”
Pension systems everywhere are either struggling to manage the shift from defined benefit (DB) to defined contribution (DC) or contemplating the journey
“The selection of a benchmark is secondary to many other provisions for encouraging long-term behaviour”