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'Sharp decline' in UK scheme retendering for investment consultants

Mon, 21 May 2018By

Share of schemes retendering down 16 percentage points over past 10 years, according to IC Select

Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer seals £1.4bn buy-in deals with Aviva, Phoenix Life

Thu, 17 May 2018By

Simultaneous buy-ins include Aviva’s biggest de-risking transaction and Phoenix’s first external deal

Offshore oil operation

Time to reconsider commodities allocations, consultant argues

Tue, 1 May 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

‘Investors with passive commodity exposure may be more inclined to consider an active approach’

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Dutch transport fund to tender €25bn fiduciary management contract

Thu, 26 Apr 2018By

Vervoer exploring new models for fiduciary management, but says it has no issues with current provider Robeco

ExxonMobil under pressure from Church Commissioners

Dutch pension funds lay out aims for three-year ALM studies

Tue, 24 Apr 2018By Sameer van Alfen

Consultants asked to assess risk attitudes, climate change, inflation and ‘premium funding’

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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

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

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

Financial Crises: Awaiting the Minsky moment

May 2018 (magazine)By David Turner

The bout of marked market volatility in February prompted a heated debate: were financial markets close to a Minsky moment? 

Briefing: Commodity super cycle

May 2018 (magazine)By Dewi John

The internet can in some ways be said to define globalisation. 

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

Derivatives: Pros and cons of central clearing

March 2018 (magazine)By David Turner

While there is uncertainty over exemptions for pension funds, compliance with EMIR could bring benefits

Mortgages: Safe as Dutch houses?

March 2018 (magazine)By

The Dutch residential market offers good opportunities in fixed income, but foreign investors should do their research

history shows us that anything can perform the task of money

Cryptocurrencies and the state

March 2018 (magazine)By Bob Swarup

Digital currencies dominate the media and water cooler conversations these days

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

the price of gold

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

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