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Pension fund for Berlin doctors turns back on coal

Mon, 16 Jan 2017By

Divestment from companies with 25% turnover from coal applies to 1% of equities

LGPS: UK pools seek thumbs-up

January 2017 (Magazine)By

After months of hard work, the English and Welsh local government pension scheme pools have received feedback on their plans

Economic Policies: Pendulum swings towards use of fiscal stimulus

January 2017 (Magazine)By

There is at least one respect in which President-elect Donald Trump is thoroughly mainstream. His support for a fiscal stimulus is shared by an increasing number of leaders across the western world

Asset-Backed Securities: Shackled by history

January 2017 (Magazine)By

The asset-backed securities markets across Europe struggle to recover from the financial crisis while the EU wavers on necessary regulatory reform

A key element for M&A success

January 2017 (Magazine)

Wolfgang Fickus says mergers and acquisitions can be a riskier strategy than organic growth but buying at the right time increases the potential for value generation

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Diary of an Investor: Too much information

January 2017 (Magazine)By Pieter Mullen

Our investment committee members had quite a few questions at the final meeting of 2016. Brexit, Trump, the equities rally, long-bond yields, emerging markets: the trustees kept the topics coming thick and fast

Diary of an Investor: Diversity counts

December 2016 (Magazine)By

Recently we had to admit that the trustee board of the Wasserdicht Dutch pension fund isn’t very diverse. Of course, we fulfil the requirement to have one female trustee and one under the age of 40 and have for some time

Diary of an Investor: War stories

November 2016 (Magazine)By

Last month I joined our co-operation partners at PensionKøbenhavn in Copenhagen for a private round table of institutional investors discussing real assets

Diary of an Investor: At the high table

October 2016 (Magazine)By Pieter Mullen

Recently, I was invited to join a network of financial academics as a ‘practice adviser’, which means I speak to them regularly about the challenges our pension fund faces and what we are doing in the investment portfolio.

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Investment Grade Credit: Credit market distortions

January 2017 (Magazine)By

Regulatory pressures and political uncertainty triggered by Brexit and the election of Donald Trump are creating challenges for investors in global debt markets

Issuance: Opportunity of a lifetime?

January 2017 (Magazine)By

Are the ultra-low government-bond yields across the euro-zone a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for European and US companies to issue debt?

Sensitivity of global investment grade credit funds to macro factors

January 2017 (Magazine)By Patrick Murphy

PureGroup analyses the sensitivity of the five largest global investment grade credit funds to changes in macroeconomic factors

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