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People moves: New chair at €10.5bn Dutch fund; senior ESG hires [updated]

Thu, 14 Feb 2019By IPE Staff

SPH, SVVK-ASIR, SASB, LCP, DNB, Schroders, Wells Fargo, EB-SIM, AXA IM, Willis Towers Watson, Aviva Investors

Reporting

LCP: Dutch schemes urged to improve performance reporting

Tue, 12 Feb 2019By Sameer van Alfen

Schemes need to make a clearer distinction between performance gross and net of fees and costs, consultancy argues

hedge funds

​Asset owners ‘should push for strategy, fee innovation’ at hedge funds

Tue, 5 Feb 2019By

Hedge funds too focused on tangential issues, says Willis Towers Watson

Pedestrians

People moves: PGGM names temporary CEO; Mercer-JLT merger latest [updated]

Thu, 31 Jan 2019By IPE Staff

PGGM, Mercer, JLT, AP Pension, Skandia, AFM, Amundi, Lazard, Wells Fargo, BPL Pensioen, PDN, Barnett Waddingham

London Stock Exchange Paternoster Square

Stewardship ‘tipping point’ in sight after busy year for engagement

Wed, 30 Jan 2019By

Trade body encourages schemes to ‘take action where issues cause concern’

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Dutch roundup: ABP launches energy transition fund

Tue, 29 Jan 2019By , Sameer van Alfen, Frank van Alphen

Also: Smurfit Netherlands to liquidate; Adviser trade bodies to merge

Stock markets

CFA Institute to oversee fiduciary manager performance standard [updated]

Mon, 28 Jan 2019By

Institute is in discussions with US and Dutch providers about extending coverage outside the UK

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Aon sets up German pension fund, DAX companies top up funding

Fri, 25 Jan 2019By

UnitedPensions Deutschland AG is the 33rd Pensionsfonds to get a license from German BaFin

Competition and Markets Authority

Plenty of questions for CMA at pension industry event

Fri, 18 Jan 2019By

Watchdog to consult next month on draft ‘remedies’ for competition problems in consultancy, fiduciary management sectors

All Advisers News

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US economy: Overpricing recession risk

February 2019 (Magazine)By Vanessa Drucker

Financial markets have suffered a nasty bout of indigestion since October. The interplay of sentiment and volatility induced widespread pessimism, with added concern that market tantrums could subsequently bleed into the real economy

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CLO supply outstrips demand

February 2019 (Magazine)By Dewi John

Do reports of a growing wariness over collateralised loan obligations (CLOs) mean that the good times are over for the investment vehicle?

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Briefing: Collateral challenges

January 2019 (magazine)By

Rising interest rates put collateral management strategies to the test

peter kraneveld

Briefing: Trade war, a primer

January 2019 (magazine)By Peter Kraneveld

Protectionism is becoming more widespread despite the benefits of free trade being understood for more than two centuries

steve kelly

Briefing: MiFID II: a year on

January 2019 (magazine)By

The new rules are having a dramatic effect on the world of investment research

Liquid Alternatives: The long and the short of it

November 2018 (magazine)By Josh Jones

The long/short liquid alternatives universe is more hetreogenous than some realise

Benchmarking: Redefining investment classes

November 2018 (magazine)By Dewi John

A major GICS index methodology change seeks to reflect underlying market economics

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Macro Matters: Emerging tensions

October 2018 (magazine)By Bob Swarup

Amid all the talk of deglobalisation, certain tenets of the world remain fixed in our minds. Key among these assumptions is the status of the dollar as the global reserve currency. 

Briefing: How to model a trade war

October 2018 (magazine)By Christoph Schon

So how does one model the effect of further tariffs on a portfolio? This article shows how to construct a potential trade-war scenario and analyse the impact on a euro-denominated global multi-asset class portfolio

Chinese Bonds: Too big to ignore?

October 2018 (magazine)By Florence Chong

Recent tax reforms and the expected inclusion in global indices of Chinese sovereign bonds has shone a spotlight on a vast, under-exploited, multi-trillion bond market

Government Bonds: Snapback risk alert

September 2018 (magazine)By

The Bank for International Settlements has warned bond yields could suddenly rise – a snapback could rapidly spread between bond markets

Securities Services: Evolutionary pressures rise with new demands

September 2018 (magazine)By Brian Bollen

Key challenges facing securities services include margin pressure, regulatory change and technological development

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