All IPE articles in June 2021 (Magazine)

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  • Nikolai Astrup
    Country Report

    Norway: Off to a slow start

    June 2021 (Magazine)

    There are encouraging signs that Norway’s municipal pensions market is beginning to open up to competition

  • Oslo, Norway
    Country Report

    Regional report: Nordics

    June 2021 (Magazine)

    Two years have passed since AP Pension became the first of Denmark’s main commercial pension providers to launch a pension product labelled as sustainable. Since then, other players have followed suit, launching new ‘sustainable’ pension products in response to demand from customers. In this report, we also look at other developments  across the Nordic region, including the strong investment returns of Sweden’s AP6 and how Norway’s municipal pension market is opening up to competition.

  • Nicolai Tangen - man of the people
    Features

    Perspective: Nicolai Tangen & NBIM

    June 2021 (Magazine)

    Less than a year after his controversial appointment, criticism of Nicolai Tangen’s leadership of Norges Bank Investment Management is building

  • Tim Flynn
    Features

    Strategically speaking: Hayfin – no hayseed

    June 2021 (Magazine)

    Europe’s abortive football super league didn’t collapse from want of loan capital this April. It collapsed, instead, because of a catastrophic lack of cultural fit with the ethos of the sport.

  • Venilia
    Opinion Pieces

    Establishing a sustainable path

    June 2021 (Magazine)

    Investors increasingly want to take a more environmentally, socially and governance-conscious approach to investing. Despite the growing choice of ESG strategies, the wide range of products and a lack of uniformity can make it difficult to compare the options.

  • Asoka Woehrmann and Amin Rajan
    Features

    ESG: Society first, profits second

    June 2021 (Magazine)

    Asoka Woehrmann and Amin Rajan ask whether social issues will become a permanent driver of investment decisions

  • Carlo Svaluto Moreolo
    Opinion Pieces

    The recovery does not eliminate systemic risk

    June 2021 (Magazine)

    The world’s economy is already recovering from the damage inflicted by the lockdown measures imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19 in 2020.

  • Dorte Eckhoff DANICA
    Country Report

    Denmark: Sustainability products gaining popularity

    June 2021 (Magazine)

    Pension providers report growing customer take-up of sustainability offerings   

  • Katarina Staaf1
    Country Report

    Sweden: Record returns defy pandemic

    June 2021 (Magazine)

    AP6 reaps highest-ever results in 2020 through its ‘whole-portfolio’ approach

  • EU and euro-zone annual unemployment rate
    Features

    Fixed income, rates, currencies: Still missing the target

    June 2021 (Magazine)

    Most would agree that one data release from an important but volatile dataset – employment figures – should be read with caveats. However, the scale of the forecasting ‘miss’ for April’s US job numbers was hard to dismiss as just noise.

  • Raj Thamotheram and Stewart Adkins
    Features

    Long term matters: Grandpa, what did you do in the COVID wars?

    June 2021 (Magazine)

    Pharmaceutical companies in the West and their host governments are very confident today, and some even speak of “post crisis investing”. Certainly, pharma’s scientific credentials have been demonstrated and the public in the UK and the US in particular are seeing the potential end to lockdowns. 

  • Liam Kennnedy
    Opinion Pieces

    The rising tide of corporate governance

    June 2021 (Magazine)

    In the last year, there has been a broad shift in corporate governance focus towards social issues, including human capital management – the ‘S’ of ESG. 

  • florence-pisani
    Special Report

    European economies: Closing the gap

    June 2021 (Magazine)

    A lot hinges on the NextGenerationEU’s programme to narrow the yawning economic gulf between EU member states

  • Mitesh Sheth
    Interviews

    Interview: Mitesh Sheth, chief executive officer at Redington

    June 2021 (Magazine)

    A year and a half ago, Phoenix Equity Partners, a UK mid-market private equity firm, agreed a majority investment in Redington, an independent investment consultancy. 

  • Joseph Mariathasan
    Features

    Incorporating climate change within investment portfolios

    June 2021 (Magazine)

    Recording the possible impacts of climate change on investment portfolios is becoming a regulatory and reporting requirement. Asset managers and asset owners will need to incorporate it into future management information and reporting systems. 

  • Dambisa Moyo
    Features

    Guest Viewpoint: Principles for setting CEO pay

    June 2021 (Magazine)

    As we emerge from the AGM season, executive pay has, once again, been a lightning rod. Often pay is presented in simple headline numbers and narratives, but, in fact, pay is among the most complicated issues that percolate to board level. In my experience of sitting on boards for more than a decade, there are several principles that should guide the best global companies in setting executive pay. 

  • MikeWeston.AW.
    Interviews

    How we Run our Money: LGPS Central

    June 2021 (Magazine)

    Mike Weston (pictured), CEO of LGPS Central, talks to Carlo Svaluto Moreolo about creating a state-of-the-art investment-management operation 

  • Malcom Ferguson
    Special Report

    Venture capital: Shining lights

    June 2021 (Magazine)

    Europe’s thriving startup sector is providing lucrative opportunities for venture capital investors

  • European Parliament building in Brussels
    Special Report

    Outlook for Europe: Shining lights for venture capital

    June 2021 (Magazine)

    The European venture capital market was a no-go area for institutional investors in the decade following the dotcom bubble of the late 1990s but allocations to the asset class have increased over recent years. Today, Europe’s thriving startup sector is providing lucrative investment opportunities, as we analyse in this report.

  • Opinion Pieces

    Notes from the Nordics: GPFG brought into politics

    June 2021 (Magazine)

    The Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) is a phenomenon – the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund owned by a population of just 5.3m, accounting for a sixth of all SWF assets and the owner of 1.5% of all listed equities.