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People moves: Mercer appoints UK leader; Lærernes boss to retire [updated]

Thu, 18 Apr 2019By IPE Staff

Mercer, Lærernes Pension, Generali, BMO, Notariaat, BNP Paribas, Buck Consultants, Aon, LPP, Candriam, State Street

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Mercer parent completes $5.6bn JLT acquisition

Mon, 1 Apr 2019By

Transaction sealed after JLT agreed to sell its aerospace insurance brokerage

Bitcoin

‘Attractive entry point’ for cryptocurrencies following price crash

Wed, 27 Mar 2019By

Institutional investors should consider an allocation to cryptocurrencies, according to Cambridge Associates

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Economists warn investment ‘groupthink’ could hurt pension outcomes

Mon, 25 Mar 2019By Sameer van Alfen

Schemes hiring the same actuaries often made the same strategic investment choice 

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UK moves to enact changes to consultant, fiduciary sectors

Wed, 13 Mar 2019By

Government pledges to legislate for CMA recommendations that require tendering for fiduciary contracts

London

Aon ‘not pursuing merger with Willis Towers Watson’

Wed, 6 Mar 2019By ,

Consultancy giant confirms it had considered ‘potential opportunities’ with rival company

Sion Cole Aon

BlackRock appoints former Aon fiduciary lead in UK push

Fri, 1 Mar 2019By Elizabeth Pfeuti

Sion Cole to lead the growing department after 15 years at Aon

People

People moves: More changes at State Street; JP Morgan hires ESG leader [updated]

Thu, 28 Feb 2019By IPE Staff

State Street, JPMAM, Jupiter, Clara-Pensions, Franklin Templeton, AMX, Cambridge, Robeco, NIBC, K3, XPS, Mediolanum

Stockholm

​Swedish roundup: €3.3m fine for Avanza Pension

Wed, 20 Feb 2019By

Plus: Mercer enters Swedish asset management market with multi-asset launch

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Briefing: Emerging markets fail to catch up

April 2019 (Magazine)By

Emerging markets have failed to increase their share of global investible market capitalisation since 2007

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Briefing: Looking to active managers

April 2019 (Magazine)By

Active management versus passive index tracking remains one of the most hotly contested questions in the world of investment management.

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China tech: Playing BATs versus FAANGs

March 2019 (Magazine)By Dewi John

Chinese tech firms offer exposure to rapidly expanding domestic markets

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Macro matters: Brexit’s challenge for Europe

March 2019 (Magazine)By Bob Swarup

It is human nature to reduce the complexity of reality to simple rules, simple foci and simple decision points. In this, Brexit is no different

Buyouts: Philip Green’s M&S venture

March 2019 (Magazine)By

Philip Green, a British retail billionaire, is perhaps best-known for the controversy surrounding the pensions deficit of his defunct BHS high street chain

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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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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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Briefing: Collateral challenges

January 2019 (magazine)By

Rising interest rates put collateral management strategies to the test

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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

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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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