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Transition problems

May 2017 (Magazine)By

The travails of defined benefit pension schemes and insurers are well known as they seek to meet liabilities made in previous decades in today’s ultra-low-rate environment

Creative destruction is needed

May 2017 (Magazine)By

The current vogue for optimism about the prospects for the developed economies is overdone. There may be a slight cyclical upturn but its significance is limited

A misunderstood shift

May 2017 (Magazine)By

The system-level implications of shifting from defined benefit to defined contribution pensions systems could be dangerously misunderstood

from our perspective pension roads to rome

From Our Perspective: Pension roads to Rome

May 2017 (Magazine)

Around the beginning of the 2000s enthusiasm for pension funding was at a high. As Germany took measures to unwind the cosy ‘Rhineland capitalism’ cross-share-holdings, book reserve pension liabilities seemed like yesterday’s solution

Analysis: US pipeline controversy causes Nordic issues

May 2017 (Magazine)By

The controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) has split opinion in the US and divided pension funds in the Nordic region.

Analysis: A German battle for consensus over DC plans

May 2017 (Magazine)By

This year’s occupational pension conference hosted by the German daily newspaper Handelsblatt became an impromptu tribute, of sorts, to the influential pensions pioneer Bernhard Wiesner.

All Opinion

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

Diary of an Investor: Looking the part

May 2017 (Magazine)By Pieter Mullen

We at Wasserdicht Pension Funds have been using BIG Asset Management for what seems like an eternity. I have learned two things about BIG over the years

Stock market returns

Joseph Mariathasan: Strategy selection vs manager selection

Mon, 10 Apr 2017By

Picking the right approach to global equities can prove more valuable to selecting managers

Long Term Matters: Disrupting CEO pay

April 2017 (Magazine)By Raj Thamotheram

The former CEO of the Investment Association, the trade body that represents UK investment managers, has made a disruptive proposal on CEO pay

All Columns

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”

Guest Viewpoint: Jon Little - Northill Capital

December 2016 (Magazine)

“Successful managers are hard to find but those that do exist generally share some common characteristics”

Guest Viewpoint: Chris Curry - Pensions Policy Institute

November 2016 (Magazine)

The pensions world is constantly changing. In the UK, more DC savers, coupled with recently introduced flexibility of access, will increase the levels of risk and complexity for many

Guest Viewpoint: Peter Kraneveld - International Pensions Adviser

October 2016 (Magazine)By Peter Kraneveld

Pension funds are not about politics, but their investment portfolios include political risk

All Guest Viewpoint

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