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PLSA toughens executive pay stance in new voting guidelines

Wed, 18 Jan 2017By

Updated corporate governance policy follows BlackRock’s call for pay package reform

Theresa May, UK prime minister

PLSA calls for Brexit deal that supports UK pension funds

Wed, 18 Jan 2017By

‘On no account’ could pension funds support future with no EU access, industry group says

Donald Trump

Joseph Mariathasan: Trumping the loss of manufacturing in the US

Tue, 17 Jan 2017By

Joseph Mariathasan questions the chances of bringing back high-quality jobs by focusing on manufacturing

Donald Trump

Peter Kraneveld: Contrarian thinking in the age of populism

Fri, 6 Jan 2017By Peter Kraneveld

Peter Kraneveld reminds us that democracy is the art of compromise, where even populists must be heard

India

Joseph Mariathasan: Moving away from global emerging markets

Fri, 6 Jan 2017By

Joseph Mariathasan is surprised by the lack of debate over how best to gain GEM exposure

Stock price on monitor

High-deficit pension sponsors ‘could outperform’ in 2017

Fri, 6 Jan 2017By

Strategist backs basket of stocks with significantly underfunded pension schemes to outperform

Amsterdam netherlands

Dutch mandate roundup: Syntrus Achmea, AZL, NN IP, Cardano, TKP

Tue, 3 Jan 2017By , Frank van Alphen

Levensmiddelen drops administration provider Syntrus Achmea for AZL

The European Commission

Alecta, APG among appointees to EC sustainable finance expert group

Fri, 23 Dec 2016By

20-strong group to help ‘hardwire’ sustainability into EU financial policy

Shanghai, China

Visit by China's pension funds manager 'could signal offshore intentions'

Mon, 19 Dec 2016By Florence Chong

China’s National Committee for Social Security Fund met recently Northern Ireland counterpart

Federal Reserve

Fed takes more hawkish turn, but all depends on 'Trumponomics'

Thu, 15 Dec 2016By

Strategists question viability of US monetary normalisation

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Volatility top concern for global institutional investors in 2017 – survey

Tue, 13 Dec 2016By IPE Staff

Natixis GAM says survey of 500 institutional investors shows alternatives, active management in favour

Radek Sikorski

Joseph Mariathasan: The unsurprising rise of populism

Mon, 12 Dec 2016By

Joseph Mariathasan considers Radek Sikorski’s keynote speech at this year’s IPE Conference in Berlin

All Markets

Investment Grade Credit: Credit market distortions

January 2017 (Magazine)By

Regulatory pressures and political uncertainty triggered by Brexit and the election of Donald Trump are creating challenges for investors in global debt markets

Issuance: Opportunity of a lifetime?

January 2017 (Magazine)By

Are the ultra-low government-bond yields across the euro-zone a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for European and US companies to issue debt?

Sensitivity of global investment grade credit funds to macro factors

January 2017 (Magazine)By Patrick Murphy

PureGroup analyses the sensitivity of the five largest global investment grade credit funds to changes in macroeconomic factors

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Investing In Hedge Funds: The party continues

December 2016 (Magazine)

Headlines suggest institutional demand for hedge funds is waning. But the facts paint a different picture, finds Carlo Svaluto Moreolo

Investing In Hedge Funds: Emerging strategies

December 2016 (Magazine)By

Joseph Mariathasan explores the universe of emerging market hedge fund strategies

Investing In Hedge Funds: Liquid movement

December 2016 (Magazine)By Niki Natarajan

Niki Natarajan looks at how liquid alternative strategies could be the answer to the current low-interest-rate and high-volatility environment, even if it seems counter-intuitive

Investing In Emerging Market Equities: The tide begins to turn

Investing In Emerging Market Equities: The tide begins to turn

November 2016 (Magazine)By

Emerging market equities are finally seeing inflows, but are these justified? Joseph Mariathasan investigates

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LGPS: UK pools seek thumbs-up

January 2017 (Magazine)By

After months of hard work, the English and Welsh local government pension scheme pools have received feedback on their plans

A macro demographic analysis of pensions investing

January 2017 (Magazine)

Amlan Roy argues for a broader understanding of the factors that drive pension fund risk and asset allocation

Economic Policies: Pendulum swings towards use of fiscal stimulus

January 2017 (Magazine)By

There is at least one respect in which President-elect Donald Trump is thoroughly mainstream. His support for a fiscal stimulus is shared by an increasing number of leaders across the western world

Asset-Backed Securities: Shackled by history

January 2017 (Magazine)By

The asset-backed securities markets across Europe struggle to recover from the financial crisis while the EU wavers on necessary regulatory reform

A key element for M&A success

January 2017 (Magazine)

Wolfgang Fickus says mergers and acquisitions can be a riskier strategy than organic growth but buying at the right time increases the potential for value generation

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