Finding attractive companies in the current market environment is no easy matter even within the entire universe of global equities
Against a backdrop of lacklustre growth in the developed world, emerging markets are beginning to find favour again with investors
With 30,000 potential stocks in the global equities universe, picking the right investment approach may be more important than the right manager, argues Joseph Mariathasan
The chart data shows the sensitivity of the five largest global equity funds to changes in macroeconomic factors: global default spreads; global interest rates; US Dollar Trade Weighted Index and global inflation. IPE and PureGroup selected the largest domestic and cross-border funds registered for sale in the UK, in terms of assets, from the Morningstar database.
China has leapfrogged Japan into second place after the US on the global mega-companies list. We explore attributes that help companies develop into giants
The current reforms risk repeating some of the mistakes of the Riester plan. Devolving responsibility to social partners for creating new sector schemes risks passing the buck
Times have changed since the Society for the German Language chose Alternativlos (without alternative) as its Unwort (literally ‘unword’ or ugliest word) of the year for 2010
The review of the UK’s asset management market by the FCA may or may not result in tighter regulation of investment advice. But the regulator would do well to continue focusing on investment consulting firms that offer fiduciary management services
This spring marks 20 years since the first issue of IPE. Our founders Piers Diacre and Fennell Betson started this publication with an assumption that funded pension systems would become more widespread in time, leading to increased diversification and a need for clear, well-researched and well-presented information.
Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), arguably the world’s most watched institutional investor, is considering adopting a risk-factor approach.
Registered users are entitled to the first digital issue of IPE with the compliments of the IPE.com team.
Three pension funds - BNL BNP Paribas, Heidelberg Cement and Istituto di Previdenza del Cantone Ticino - share insights on working with consultants
Mark Fawcett, the CIO of NEST, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo what the future holds for the UK’s fast-growing defined contribution scheme
Asset management is one of the few areas of business where, so far at least, the Chinese have made little global impact. No Chinese firm was even in the top 100 in the 2016 IPE rankings
Three pension funds - Industriens Pension, Migros Pensionskasse and SPMS – explain their approach to managing geopolitical risks
Robin Ellison, chairman of Carillion Pension Trustees, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo about the scheme’s approach to de-risking and regulation