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
Regulation continues to push European pension funds to invest in euro-zone government debt at increasingly unattractive yields
Greece’s exit from the EU could cause other countries to follow, and ultimately lead to the destruction of monetary union
QE helps but only reform can resolve the euro-zone’s problems, according to David Zahn
Robert Stheeman, CEO of the UK Debt Management Office, tells Taha Lokhandwala about the importance of ongoing dialogue with institutional investors
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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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