Mean reversion is useful in valuing stocks, but there are many unpredictable factors that can disrupt long-term assumptions
Opposing views on the timing and effects of quantitative tightening suggest investors should be cautious of high valuations
LPP’s Richard Savage describes his approach to running an in-house global equities portfolio
It is not easy to predict where markets are heading in this era of great economic disruptions but there are big opportunities for skilled investors
Coverage ratio down by 4% in third quarter, consultancy reports
Outside the realm of US public pension plans, where generous return assumptions and inflated discount rates are common, the medium and long-term outlook for asset classes is of serious importance to most pension funds.
Anyone who back in 2008 had accurately predicted what monetary policy would look like today would certainly have been regarded as unhinged.
Our report this month on management and outsourcing discusses how pension funds must increasingly rely on external organisations to analyse their portfolios, particularly from a cost perspective.
At a press briefing last month, Bill Galvin, chief executive of the UK’s £68bn (€77bn) Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), emphasised the importance of improving its communication policy.
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After the ECB’s announcement of more QE, we asked two pension funds how they plan to manage the prospect of lower yields
Gregor Asshoff (pictured), board member of ZVK, the pension fund for Germany’s construction workers, talks to Carlo Svaluto Moreolo about upcoming asset allocation shifts
By his own account Nico Marais is an extraordinarily lucky man. The CEO of Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM) is keen to use every opportunity to emphasise his good fortune. In Marais’s modest telling of his own story, his success is thanks to the qualities of others, rather than to his own merits. “It’s the story of my life. I’ve just always worked for amazing people,” ...
We asked two pension funds whether the distinction between emerging and developed markets still makes sense
Harold Clijsen CIO of Dutch multi-sector Pensioenfonds PGB, speaks to Carlo Svaluto Moreolo about asset allocation, sustainable investment and member communications