The political and economic uncertainty surrounding Turkey and Argentina is distracting investors from the sound fundamentals to be found elsewhere across the asset class
Investors see the outlook for the asset class as positive in the medium term but riskier in the short term
Many foreign investors fail to grasp the transformation of China’s bond markets
Opinions differ sharply on the sustainability of emerging market debt
Employees respond positively as Henkel offers one-off payment to reduce DB liabilities
Plus: Hybrid pension plan accounting; Politicians call for break up of ‘big four’; FRC publishes draft plan and budget
IFRS Interpretations Committee says discounts on overpayments to DC plans shouldn’t mean DB treatment is necessary
It has become fashionable to insist on the importance of taking a long-term view but few achieve it in practice
The recent controversy about factor investing has probably not caused any distress to the investment industry, let alone the wider public, but it is a fundamental one
Dmytro Sheludchenko of Sweden’s AP1 buffer fund explains how it constructs and manages its factor-investing portfolios
Christian Böhm, CEO of Austria’s APK Pensionskasse, talks about the organisation’s blend of dynamic and long-term investment strategy
The growth of non-bank lending in Europe is often mentioned as a trend that could radically transform the European economy. This remains to be seen, but if banks gradually give some of their dominance in the lending market, then firms such as Cheyne Capital Management stand to benefit.
We asked European pension funds whether they see value in investing in UK assets. Despite the uncertainty regarding Brexit, most still see opportunities in the long term
Paul Droop (pictured), CIO of the Bank of Ireland’s staff pension scheme, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo about his approach to building a shockproof portfolio
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