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​Storebrand to bring actuarial functions in-house

Fri, 23 Aug 2019By

Pension funds will get actuarial services directly from Storebrand from June 2020

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SEC highlights proxy voting rules, guidance amid ESG debate

Fri, 23 Aug 2019By

SEC provides guidance to fund managers about proxy voting responsibilities and to proxy advisory firms about anti-fraud rules

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LGPS funds to be exempt from fiduciary management rules

Tue, 30 Jul 2019By

DWP consults on new rules for fiduciary managers and investment consultants following CMA investigation

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Proxy adviser group revises best practice principles

Mon, 22 Jul 2019By

Code of practice updated to introduce new governance, monitoring and reporting structures for proxy advisory companies

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MJ Hudson acquires Dutch ESG consultancy

Mon, 15 Jul 2019By

Amsterdam-based consultancy’s clients have mainly comprised private equity fund managers and institutional investors

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​ATP picks BNY Mellon to replace Northern Trust as global custodian

Mon, 8 Jul 2019By

Northern Trust mandate ends in October; ATP received ‘several competent bids’ 

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​Mats Langensjö unveils new advice partnership with Arkwright

Wed, 26 Jun 2019By

Swedish pensions expert says his new company will focus on strategy, platform design and pensions for asset owners and managers

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IPOs: Unicorn hunting

July/August 2019 (magazine)By Dewi John

“Public interest in IPOs hasn’t been this high since the dot-com era of the late 1990s,” say analysts at UBS. Such popularity is stoking fears of a bubble in unicorns – privately-financed start-ups valued at over $1bn (€900m) taking listings.

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Liquidity: Bad timing

July/August 2019 (magazine)By

Pension funds lose billions annually in badly timed trades in the capital markets 

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Briefing: Shining a light on active ETFs

June 2019 (Magazine)By Paul Amery

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have grown into a $5trn (€4.4trn) global industry by focusing on a few key selling points – low costs, liquidity, easy diversification and transparency.

Briefing: Guidance for valuation of ILS

June 2019 (Magazine)By

Valuation has always been an important, albeit thorny, component in assessing insurance-linked securities (ILS) but the higher-than-expected losses in 2017 and 2018 made the number crunching even trickier. The recently published set of guidelines from the  Standard Board of Alternative Investments (SBAI) is designed to improve the process but investors should always be aware of the risks attached to this asset class.

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Briefing: It is all downhill from here

June 2019 (Magazine)By Bob Swarup

Six months ago, markets were rediscovering volatility, sentiment was wavering and there were growing fears that we had reached the end of a decade-long bull market for most assets. There were several reasons, such as worries over indicators, global trade tensions and the sustainability of corporate earnings growth, but one of the key ones was the relentless raising of interest rates by the US Federal Reserve.

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Economic outlook: Dancing with steamrollers

May 2019 (Magazine)By Dewi John

Clouds are gathering for the global economy

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May 2019 (Magazine)By

More pension funds are eyeing residential mortgages as an asset class

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China: To be or not to be

May 2019 (Magazine)By

Investors are divided on whether to classify Chinese equities as a distinct asset class

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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

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