All IPE articles in February 2021 (Magazine)

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  • CovidHeads  1
    Special Report

    On the record: The path to recovery

    February 2021 (Magazine)

    Six major pension investors chart the risks and opportunities ahead as the world moves into a recovery phase

  • The UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance (NZAOA) at Davos 2020
    Features

    Perspective: Targeting net zero

    February 2021 (Magazine)

    Ambitious ‘net-zero’ carbon reduction goals are the latest in the evolution of asset owners’ engagement with climate change

  • Caitriona McGuinness
    Country Report

    A long and winding road

    February 2021 (Magazine)

     COVID-19 joins the line of obstacles slowing Irish pension reform plans 

  • Clive Gillmore
    Features

    Strategically Speaking: Mondrian Investment Partners

    February 2021 (Magazine)

    Clive Gillmore is a rarity nowadays among asset management CEOs in that he is keen to discuss what he sees as the difficult moral choices embodied in ESG investment

  • Chris Rule
    Interviews

    How we run our money: Local Pensions Partnership

    February 2021 (Magazine)

    Chris Rule (pictured), CEO of the £19.7bn Local Pensions Partnership (LPP), speaks to Carlo Svaluto Moreolo about building an in-house investment management outfit

  • Joseph Mariathasan
    Features

    The pandemic end-game

    February 2021 (Magazine)

    Overcoming COVID-19 and ensuring no recurrence is proving to be a formidable challenge for the global economy. The worst may still lie ahead. Even health systems in developed markets are creaking at the seams with the second and third waves of the pandemic. More transmissible mutations of the virus are making the task even harder. 

  • Tomás Kirrane
    Country Report

    DB funding: Small rise in funding levels

    February 2021 (Magazine)

    Volatile financial markets continue to cause significant headaches for pension schemes

  • David Neal
    Features

    Guest viewpoint: David Neal, IFM Investors

    February 2021 (Magazine)

    While COVID-19 continues to hit the global economy, governments are looking to infrastructure as a way to create future employment and sustain the eventual economic recovery

  • Covid reponse special report
    Special Report

    Special report: COVID response

    February 2021 (Magazine)

    As the vaccine rollout brings hope for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic, the world is slowly moving into recovery mode. In this report, we talk to leading European pension funds about their recovery plans and the risk and opportunities ahead. We also analyse how public development banks are going beyond their traditional remit, with a focus on post-COVID recovery, tackling climate change and meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Kevin McKechnie
    Features

    Letter from US: HSAs set to build on popularity

    February 2021 (Magazine)

    The Health Savings Account (HSA) is becoming increasingly popular as a retirement savings vehicle in the US. The new Biden presidency and the now Democrat controlled Congress are likely to accentuate this trend in 2021 and beyond.

  • Tide turning for ESG fixed-income
    Features

    Briefing: Tide turning for ESG fixed-income

    February 2021 (Magazine)

    The supply of ESG-aligned bonds is increasingly underpinned by regulatory pressures and client demand for products targeting non-financial objectives. As the investable universe grows, so the number of funds and assets will increasingly find their way towards fixed-income ESG solutions. However, to strike the right balance between financial and non-financial returns investors should look for ESG-authentic leaders with good risk-return capabilities

  • Fiona Stewart
    Special Report

    Development banks evolve

    February 2021 (Magazine)

    Development banks are going beyond their traditional economic remit to embrace tackling climate change and meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

  • Bill Browder 1
    Features

    Long-term matters: Stop investing in autocracy

    February 2021 (Magazine)

    Europeans observing the US ‘near miss’ constitutional crisis have a choice – be spectators or show responsibility

  • Brad Bauer
    Asset Class Reports

    Hedge funds and distressed debt: Competition for assets will be fierce

    February 2021 (Magazine)

    Hedge funds will have to compete with private equity and credit funds for distressed opportunities following the pandemic

  • Jerry Moriarty
    Country Report

    IAPF view: Positive aspects in a year of upheaval

    February 2021 (Magazine)

    There are signs that a significant movement towards pensions reform in Ireland could take place this year

  • Daniel Ben-Ami
    Opinion Pieces

    The world is approaching an inflection point

    February 2021 (Magazine)

    Domestic challenges and US political developments have proved such a preoccupation recently that it has been all too easy to miss a key global shift. China’s rise to global prominence has accelerated markedly as a result of the past year’s events.

  • Venilia
    Opinion Pieces

    ‘Close contact’ needed amid pandemic

    February 2021 (Magazine)

    Multiple lockdown restrictions have brought about a simpler way of working for some – remotely from home for most – but for institutional investors it also meant coming up with strategic models that could maintain the quality of asset managers’ due diligence – existing or potential.

  • Impact of MiFID II
    Features

    Briefing: The sum of all fears

    February 2021 (Magazine)

    Three years on from the onset of MiFID II, market participants, governments and regulators are assessing its outcomes and considering adjustments. 

  • Ben Inker
    Asset Class Reports

    Value equities: Dead or alive?

    February 2021 (Magazine)

    Today’s realities and intangibles have changed the face of value

  • Ian Toner (l) & Thomas Garrett
    Features

    Ahead of the curve: Has the period of painless diversification ended?

    February 2021 (Magazine)

    With interest rates falling to historical lows the reality of a new financial landscape is confronting investors. It is one where the typical relationships between assets has come into question. In addition, basic ideas around diversification and portfolio construction no longer seem to match with the available investment opportunities.