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Investing in Sovereign Bonds

1. Euro-zone 10-year government yields

Euro-zone sovereign bonds: A parallel world

June 2015 (Magazine)By

Regulation continues to push European pension funds to invest in euro-zone government debt at increasingly unattractive yields

Grexit and euro-zone ratings

June 2015 (Magazine)By

Greece’s exit from the EU could cause other countries to follow, and ultimately lead to the destruction of monetary union

Euro-zone sovereign bonds: State of the nations

June 2015 (Magazine)

QE helps but only reform can resolve the euro-zone’s problems, according to David Zahn

Interview - DMO:We want to hear from you

November 2014 (Magazine)By

Robert Stheeman, CEO of the UK Debt Management Office, tells Taha Lokhandwala about the importance of ongoing dialogue with institutional investors

Developed Market Sovereign Bonds: From ruin to recovery

June 2014 (Magazine)By

Fundamentals, technicals and sentiment have come together to change the fortunes of peripheral euro-zone bonds. Joseph Mariathasan finds that, while these markets may never again be considered core, yield-hungry investors are happy to provide continuing support

All Investing in Sovereign Bonds

On the Record: Lower yields

October 2019 (Magazine)By

After the ECB’s announcement of more QE, we asked two pension funds how they plan to manage the prospect of lower yields

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How we run our money: ZVK

October 2019 (Magazine)By

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

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Strategically Speaking: Wells Fargo Asset Management

October 2019 (Magazine)By

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,” ...

On the Record: Emerging markets

September 2019 (Magazine)By

We asked two pension funds whether the distinction between emerging and developed markets still makes sense

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How we run our money: PGB

September 2019 (Magazine)By

Harold Clijsen CIO of Dutch multi-sector Pensioenfonds PGB, speaks to Carlo Svaluto Moreolo about asset allocation, sustainable investment and member communications

All Interviews

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Pensions in a hostile climate

October 2019 (Magazine)By

 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. 

daniel ben ami

Storing up future pain

October 2019 (Magazine)By

Anyone who back in 2008 had accurately predicted what monetary policy would look like today would certainly have been regarded as unhinged. 

carlo svaluto moreolo

Do not let costs become an obsession

October 2019 (Magazine)By

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. 

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Time to talk pensions

October 2019 (Magazine)By

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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Letter from The US: How boards can hurt pension plans

October 2019 (Magazine)By Maria Teresa Cometto

US state and local pension funds manage over $4trn (€3.6trn) in retirement assets for 20m active and retired plan members. But most of the funds are in bad financial shape.

All News and Opinion

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