It remains to be seen whether pension funds regain their appetite for higher-fee alternative strategies that have fallen out of favour in recent years
It is easy to forget just how long it can take for an invention to become a pervasive technology. Even the most brilliant idea can take time before it is widely adopted
European markets have clearly shown anxiety about the joint reform programme presented by the two parties that have agreed to form a coalition government in Italy
Two projects designed to boost investment in local ‘growth’ companies and domestic assets were in the news last month, but for different reasons
Germany’s occupational pension association delivered an impassioned defence of the country’s second-pillar pension system at its 80th annual conference in Berlin last month.
The IASB’s disclosure initiative project has passed many people by. It dates back to 2011, when the board needed something to do after the US refused to adopt IFRS
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
We at Wasserdicht like to think that our company has a positive impact around the world as a pump and flood protection equipment multinational
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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”
“The FCA has picked the wrong fight. We need a way to rate alternative investments”