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Asset Allocation Fixed Income, Rates, Currencies: The big picture

February 2015 (Magazine)

Markets seem worried there is too much consensus around, and are nervously looking for hidden dangers. The bond market has sensibly priced in rate rises from the US Federal Reserve later this year but financial markets are generally still relying on plenty of loose money from elsewhere – namely, the European Central Bank (ECB) and Bank of Japan.

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Convertibles: A fundamental shift

June 2017 (Magazine)By Christopher O’Dea

Convertibles are gradually being recognised as an asset class in their own right

Mononationals: Case for foreign domestics

June 2017 (Magazine)By

An unexpected consequence of globalisation is that it may be more beneficial to invest in firms that are predominantly national

Global Economy: Is growth optimism justified?

May 2017 (Magazine)By

Daniel Ben-Ami finds that while there are signs that the global economy might be bouncing back, doubts are being raised by the weakness of the recovery

South Asia: Adjusting to new realities

May 2017 (Magazine)By

The Indian subcontinent is adjusting to the realities of the new administration in Washington, writes Joseph Mariathasan

Portfolio Construction: Benefits in being ‘insurance-like’

May 2017 (Magazine)

Sorca Kelly-Scholte and Michael Buchenholz say that pension funds can build better portfolios by adopting strategies used by insurers

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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

Guest Viewpoint: Rudyard Ekindi

February 2017 (Magazine)By

”Asset managers are from Mars, asset owners are from Venus”

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