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ExxonMobil under pressure from Church Commissioners

Dutch pension funds lay out aims for three-year ALM studies

Tue, 24 Apr 2018By Sameer van Alfen

Consultants asked to assess risk attitudes, climate change, inflation and ‘premium funding’

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PLSA warns CMA against adding to ‘crowded trustee guidance space’

Thu, 12 Apr 2018By

Competition watchdog also considering measures to inform trustees about switching costs

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Consultants steering trustees towards own fiduciary services, says CMA

Tue, 3 Apr 2018By

Competition watchdog admits that it is ‘not straightforward to say how the practices might impact competition’ 

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Analysis: UK regulator decides against relaxing DB transfer rules

Wed, 28 Mar 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

Financial advisers told to “start from the assumption” that exiting a defined benefit pension fund is unsuitable

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PIC, Prudential aim to expand de-risking market to small schemes

Tue, 27 Mar 2018By

Plus: JLT Employee Benefits launches price comparison tool for schemes considering buyouts

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Consultant-recommended funds do not beat market, says watchdog

Thu, 22 Mar 2018By

Competition and Markets Authority says analysis fits into its value-for-money scrutiny of sector

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CMA finds evidence of poor competition in consultants sector

Thu, 1 Mar 2018By

Trustees, as customers, are not getting necessary information to judge value for money, says competition watchdog

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Joseph Mariathasan: Are LDI valuations right for an entity like USS?

Mon, 26 Feb 2018By

Matching pension liabilities is seen as a risk management rather than investment issue

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Derivatives: Pros and cons of central clearing

March 2018 (magazine)By David Turner

While there is uncertainty over exemptions for pension funds, compliance with EMIR could bring benefits

Mortgages: Safe as Dutch houses?

March 2018 (magazine)By

The Dutch residential market offers good opportunities in fixed income, but foreign investors should do their research

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Cryptocurrencies and the state

March 2018 (magazine)By Bob Swarup

Digital currencies dominate the media and water cooler conversations these days

Looking towards a new Japan

February 2018 (magazine)By

The Japanese stock market recently hit a 26-year high. This achievement is even more remarkable when considered against the geopolitical backdrop

Two sides of the bitcoin

February 2018 (magazine)By David Turner

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have attracted as many fans as critics

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Take care with precious metals

February 2018 (magazine)By

Gold has been a byword for trust and value for millennia. For many investors today this still holds true

Briefing: The return of carry

January 2018 (magazine)By Dewi John

The carry trade may be making a comeback, after a decade in the doldrums, laid low by the global financial crisis

Briefing: ‘Ill’-liquidity?

January 2018 (magazine)

The changing financial services landscape raises doubts about the belief that publicly traded investments are more liquid than private ones

Monetary policy: Too much of a good thing

December 2017 (Magazine)By

The ongoing economic expansion is set to become the longest in the post-war era, at least for the US. The debate about the pros and cons of zero rates and quantitative easing continues

Private markets: The integration conundrum

December 2017 (Magazine)By Cyril Demaria

Integrating private markets within an asset allocation can be rewarding but is also challenging

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Insurance-linked securities: Embracing catastrophic risks

December 2017 (Magazine)By , ,

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) are an asset class based upon insurance events. They provide an element of diversity to portfolios. Put simply, a market collapse is unlikely to be correlated to a natural disaster.

ESG: Cadbury, a governance legacy

December 2017 (Magazine)By

Published 25 years ago this month, the Cadbury Report introduced the first comply-or-explain corporate governance code 

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