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EIOPA IORP stress test to consider financial stability 'repercussions'

Thu, 18 May 2017By

German pensions trade body aba has already strongly criticised EIOPA’s plans for the 2017 stress test 

Mario Draghi, ECB president

ECB: Pension funds will ultimately benefit from low interest rates

Thu, 11 May 2017By ,

‘Low interest rates necessary for economic recovery and employment,’ argues ECB chief

consensus is split on the future of the london office market

Insurers more upbeat on credit after expectations ‘reversal’

Thu, 27 Apr 2017By

Most insurers no longer think the credit cycle is in its final stage

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PGGM: ECB’s policy could cause Dutch pension system 'implosion'

Tue, 25 Apr 2017By Agnes Joseph,

Two senior staff from the Dutch pension manager examine how to tackle ultra-low interest rates

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Development banks mobilise €151bn of private capital

Mon, 24 Apr 2017By

Cash put to work in infrastructure and other assets in 2016 by private investors, pension funds, and other institutional investors

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Tesco to compensate investors over £250m accounting error

Tue, 28 Mar 2017By

UK supermarket also faces potential £129m fine over error in 2014 trading update

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Testing the Brexit downside: MSCI's best and worst-case scenarios

Mon, 27 Mar 2017By

MSCI examines impact on globally diversified portfolios from three hypothetical Brexit scenarios

Cass Business School's "monkeys" beat the market cap index

Why 2016 made a monkey out of market-cap indices

Fri, 24 Mar 2017By

Academic research pits passive benchmarks and smart beta against randomly generated stock indices

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Investing In Private Equity: Concerns in a hot market

May 2017 (Magazine)

Joseph Mariathasan finds that high valuations in the private equity market means it can be an easier decision to sell than to buy

Venture Capital: Handle with care

May 2017 (Magazine)

Venture capital is becoming more popular with investors but picking the right firms might not be easy, finds Joseph Mariathasan

Sovereigns look for private boost

May 2017 (Magazine)By

Joseph Mariathasan says the long-term goals of sovereign wealth funds mean they can tap the potential of private markets

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Investing In European Equities: Worrying times

April 2017 (Magazine)By

Political uncertainty in Europe poses dangers and offers  opportunities. Joseph Mariathasan investigates

Asset Allocation: Defining Europe for investors

April 2017 (Magazine)

Investors looking to invest in European equities have to decide on what countries to include as well as exclude, as their choices could have significant impacts on portfolio performance, finds Joseph Mariathasan

Financials regain some lustre

April 2017 (Magazine)By David Turner

Investors are becoming more positive about financials as they stand to gain from stronger growth and higher inflation, finds David Turner  

Pure Group: Sensitivity of selected European equity funds to macro factors

April 2017 (Magazine)By Patrick Murphy

The chart data shows the sensitivity of the five largest European equity funds to changes in economic factors: European default spreads, European term spreads, European inflation and volatility of European stocks

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Discount Rates: An exercise of judgement

May 2017 (Magazine)By

A pension fund sponsor in Ecuador has raised an important point about IAS 19 discount rates, reports Stephen Bouvier

Insolvency Insurance: Behind the promise

May 2017 (Magazine)

Insolvency insurance stands behind German and Swedish book-reserve pensions, but the concept has not really caught on elsewhere

Global Economy: Is growth optimism justified?

May 2017 (Magazine)By

Daniel Ben-Ami finds that while there are signs that the global economy might be bouncing back, doubts are being raised by the weakness of the recovery

South Asia: Adjusting to new realities

May 2017 (Magazine)By

The Indian subcontinent is adjusting to the realities of the new administration in Washington, writes Joseph Mariathasan

Portfolio Construction: Benefits in being ‘insurance-like’

May 2017 (Magazine)

Sorca Kelly-Scholte and Michael Buchenholz say that pension funds can build better portfolios by adopting strategies used by insurers

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