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Dutch parliament wants to limit scope of fiduciary managers

Thu, 18 Oct 2018By

MP says amendment would prohibit supervision of scheme investment policies by fiduciary managers

Scarcity value: lack of bond supply further erodes ECB’s effectiveness index

Accounting roundup: More work needed on ‘too big to fail’ banks

Fri, 12 Oct 2018By

Plus: IASB eyes new pension standard, EU plots financial reporting ‘lab’

Stock market returns

Exiting the market at the wrong time ‘could cost more than 50%’

Fri, 5 Oct 2018By

Missing just the two best quarters could cut cumulative real returns on UK equities in half, warns Cambridge Associates

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Mercer hits out at competition regulator’s data use

Tue, 25 Sep 2018By

Data analysis errors ‘cast doubt on the credibility’ of CMA’s call for regulatory intervention in fiduciary management

Governance at UK pension schemes 'not fit for purpose'

Mercer parent company to buy JLT Group for $5.6bn

Tue, 18 Sep 2018

Marsh & McLennan Companies announces deal to acquire Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group 

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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

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

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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. 

Non-performing Loans: A market in full swing in Europe

September 2018 (magazine)By

A stockpile of nearly €780bn worth of non-performing loans weighs on the European economy

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

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

Selection is key in EMD

July/August 2018 (magazine)By Dewi John

Anxiety is growing about emerging market debt. US rate rises and the potential for a stronger dollar mean that EMD may be heading for turbulent times

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Brexit is no simple break

July/August 2018 (magazine)By Julie Patterson

The implications of the UK’s EU departure will be complex and wide ranging for asset managers

Asset Allocation: Mirages and safe havens

June 2018 (magazine)By Peter Seilern

Creeping tensions have appeared in the interbank market that, in the past, sowed the seeds of economic downturns and financial crises

Macro Matters: Populism is far from dead

June 2018 (magazine)By Bob Swarup

Few words are as visceral, and yet as ill-defined, as populism. It has become a catch-all phrase for the sense of malaise sweeping the world

UK Equities: The pariah asset

June 2018 (magazine)By Dewi John

No one wants UK equities. The influential global fund manager survey published by Bank of America Merrill Lynch reported that they were the most unpopular asset in April

Briefing: Avoiding nasty tax surprises

May 2018 (magazine)By Jürg Stalder

Taking a consolidated view of taxation not only removes compliance headaches for asset managers but can also give them an edge over other industry players

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