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liam kennedy

Norway reduces oil risk

December 2017 (Magazine)By

A hallmark of Norway’s sovereign wealth fund has been its transparency. But Norway has also felt the need to tread cautiously when it comes to the fund’s investment policy

daniel ben ami

Resist the silicon backlash

December 2017 (Magazine)By

It is insufficiently recognised just how much the pendulum has swung against Silicon Valley in recent years. A couple of years ago, it was widely seen as heralding a glorious new technological era that would be a great boon for humanity

carlo svaluto moreolo

Unconventional monetary policy needs to end soon

December 2017 (Magazine)By

Growth in the euro-zone is back on track, unemployment has fallen and the economy is generally in better shape than before the crisis. The only missing element in the recovery is inflation

Is transition risk dead in the water?

Is transition risk dead in the water?

December 2017 (Magazine)By

Investors have been warned about transition risk related to climate change for some time. But these warnings feel incongruous with recent updates about greenhouse gas emissions and the outlook for global warming

New pensions system is still a long way off for the Netherlands

December 2017 (Magazine)By

2020 deadline looks less realistic amid delays and disagreements as to how new sytem should work

liam kennedy

Cheer up, it might not happen

November 2017 (Magazine)By

Investment committees have been pleasantly surprised by a fairly benign asset growth period from the Trump election onwards

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diary of an investor

Diary of an investor: A free lunch, or two

December 2017 (Magazine)By

In common with many others, Wasserdicht’s international pension plans have dispensed with most of their traditional active equity allocations over the years

Climate risk: Action on demand

December 2017 (Magazine)By Raj Thamotheram,

We are winning the war against tobacco, at least in the developed world. Yet, we are losing the war to keep global warming to less than 2°C

gregg mc clymont

Guest viewpoint: Greg McClymont

December 2017 (Magazine)By

Pension systems everywhere are either struggling to manage the shift from defined benefit (DB) to defined contribution (DC) or contemplating the journey

Diary of an Investor: A weak link

November 2017 (Magazine)By Pieter Mullen

As an investment professional I am used to traditional risk categories like equities, interest rates, inflation and the like. Now it seems we will have to add information security risk to that list

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gregg mc clymont

Guest viewpoint: Greg McClymont

December 2017 (Magazine)By

Pension systems everywhere are either struggling to manage the shift from defined benefit (DB) to defined contribution (DC) or contemplating the journey

Guest Viewpoint: Sarah Keohane Williamson & Matthew Leatherman

November 2017 (Magazine)

“The selection of a benchmark is secondary to many other provisions for encouraging long-term behaviour”

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

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