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liam kennedy

Pensions in a hostile climate

October 2019 (Magazine)By

 Outside the realm of US public pension plans, where generous return assumptions and inflated discount rates are common, the medium and long-term outlook for asset classes is of serious importance to most pension funds. 

daniel ben ami

Storing up future pain

October 2019 (Magazine)By

Anyone who back in 2008 had accurately predicted what monetary policy would look like today would certainly have been regarded as unhinged. 

carlo svaluto moreolo

Do not let costs become an obsession

October 2019 (Magazine)By

Our report this month on management and outsourcing discusses how pension funds must increasingly rely on external organisations to analyse their portfolios, particularly from a cost perspective. 

nick reeve

Time to talk pensions

October 2019 (Magazine)By

At a press briefing last month, Bill Galvin, chief executive of the UK’s £68bn (€77bn) Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), emphasised the importance of improving its communication policy. 

liam kennedy

A Franco-German challenge

September 2019 (Magazine)By

France and Germany are the two countries that stand out the most for their comprehensive state pension systems and for underdeveloped second-pillar framework

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.

All Opinion

raj thamotherum and john fullerton

Long-term matters: How capitalists can save the Amazon from capitalism

October 2019 (Magazine)

When foundations and wealthy individuals launched their Rapid Response-Able Fund (RRAF) in spring 2020, commentators sneered at the “save the world” motivation while others said it would distract attention from the political changes that were needed.

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Guest viewpoint: Jennifer Choi & Brian Hoehn

October 2019 (Magazine)By ,

“Principles 3.0 is intended to offer a road map to optimal partnerships in the private equity industry”

raj thamotheram

Greenwish: wishful thinking in the ESG world

September 2019 (Magazine)By Raj Thamotheram

Every so often I come across a paper which I think is a ‘must read’ and Duncan Austin’s ‘Greenwish: the wishful thinking undermining the ambition of sustainable business’* is one.

it is incumbent on us to find a solution to the privatisation of wealth accumulation

Guest viewpoint: Tracy Blackwell, Pension Insurance Corporation

September 2019 (Magazine)By

The financial services industry is one of the least trusted in the UK. The Purpose of Finance project aims to address issues of trust and reform

All Columns

jen choi hi res new square

Guest viewpoint: Jennifer Choi & Brian Hoehn

October 2019 (Magazine)By ,

“Principles 3.0 is intended to offer a road map to optimal partnerships in the private equity industry”

it is incumbent on us to find a solution to the privatisation of wealth accumulation

Guest viewpoint: Tracy Blackwell, Pension Insurance Corporation

September 2019 (Magazine)By

The financial services industry is one of the least trusted in the UK. The Purpose of Finance project aims to address issues of trust and reform

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”

All Guest Viewpoint

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