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The Hague

Netherlands roundup: PWRI, Levensmiddelen, AOW, Mercer, APG

Fri, 16 Feb 2018By Frank van Alphen,

Industry-wide schemes reduce state pension offset; Mercer Netherlands, APG, Robeco sign outsourcing agreements

The Houses of Parliament, London

British Steel: Regulators ‘failed to protect’ members from poor advice

Thu, 15 Feb 2018By

Work and Pensions Select Committee slams Pensions Regulator and Financial Conduct Authority over approach to scheme’s restructure

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LGPS awards lucrative transition management contracts

Mon, 29 Jan 2018By

Key providers appointed as pooling deadline looms

Factory

ESG roundup: More UK consultancies pledge ESG trustee push

Tue, 23 Jan 2018By

Plus: £28bn LGPS pool in UK-China climate reporting pilot; Managers launch ESG funds

Port Talbot Tata Steel plant

A third of British Steel transfers were unsuitable, says UK regulator

Thu, 18 Jan 2018By

CEO Andrew Bailey rejects criticism from politicians over FCA’s response to British Steel advice problems

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Carillion: UK pension trade body calls for ‘urgent’ regulatory action [updated]

Tue, 16 Jan 2018By

PLSA warns of scammers targeting Carillion pension scheme members 

London eye

Local Pensions Partnership plans upgrade to support expansion

Thu, 11 Jan 2018By

Public sector asset management partnership targeting more clients; seeking consultant to help outsource middle office functions

Stock market returns

ERI Scientific Beta criticises Mercer factor investing report

Thu, 11 Jan 2018By

Consultant tells IPE it ‘respectfully disagrees’ with factor investing group’s analysis

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Russell Investments awarded £15bn LGPS pooling mandate

Mon, 8 Jan 2018By

Welsh public sector funds select operator for consolidation project

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Active fixed income management returns 'may overstate alpha' - study

Fri, 5 Jan 2018By

Allocations to traditional active bond managers fail to give intended diversification

'Pensions funds should ramp up local investment'

Netherlands roundup: BPL Pensioen sells retail portfolio to PMT

Tue, 2 Jan 2018By Pensioen Pro staff

Plus: Fiduciary management and pension advisory mandates

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US pension fund sues Willis Towers Watson over merger

Tue, 19 Dec 2017By

Massachusetts-based scheme claims Towers Watson shareholders were misled

All Advisers News

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 

Active investment rebounds

November 2017 (Magazine)By Dewi John

After a period of underperformance, active investment strategies are on the up – for now at least

Hybrids: Best of both worlds

November 2017 (Magazine)By David Turner

Preferred securities offer high coupons and high yields compared with most purebred bonds

Carbon footprints: Only so deep

November 2017 (Magazine)By

Stakeholder initiatives and regulation have encouraged the take-up of carbon footprinting but the practice has limitations as a measure of risk

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