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Royal Mail to close DB scheme in 2018

UK roundup: Royal Mail and union to discuss CDC option

Thu, 7 Dec 2017By

Plus: Xafinity to buy Punter Southall businesses; Strathclyde Pension Fund tops 100% funding ratio

Netspar to branch out into artificial intelligence, big data

Swedish firm enters Dutch market to enable 'freedom of choice'

Wed, 6 Dec 2017By Frank van Alphen

Financial advice group Söderberg to take stake in Montae and roll out IT systems

Douwe Egberts transfers legacy scheme to Stap APF

Netherlands roundup: Douwe Egberts, Ortec transfer schemes to APFs

Tue, 5 Dec 2017By , , Frank van Alphen

Plus: NN to merge DC vehicles following Delta Lloyd takeover

Port Talbot Tata Steel plant

Politicians step in amid fears of poor advice for British Steel members

Fri, 1 Dec 2017By

Experts identifying poor practices and the accused companies to give evidence

Tokyo, Japan

World’s largest pension fund ‘increasingly convinced’ of AI benefits

Thu, 30 Nov 2017By

Japan’s GPIF to study AI asset management implications, applications

Accountancy

EU and UK insurers flag concerns about liability accounting rules

Wed, 22 Nov 2017By

Freedom of Information request reveals wide-ranging concerns about how new standard was finalised

Pounds sterling

UK roundup: De La Rue makes CPI switch, FCA eyes BSPS advice

Tue, 21 Nov 2017By

Plus: Politicians oppose benefit ‘clawbacks’; TPT appoints Redington

Stock market, IPO

‘Factor indices can be dangerous’, consultancy warns

Wed, 15 Nov 2017By

Mercer cautious on index approaches but positive on active multi-factor strategies 

school classroom

All aboard! Advisory body sets out social impact investing agenda

Tue, 14 Nov 2017By

UK government-backed advisory body sets out recommendations to grow culture of social impact investing

The entrance to the FCA's headquarters in London

You’ve got us wrong, investment consultants tell UK regulators

Mon, 13 Nov 2017By

Aon Hewitt argues competition means there is no ‘big three’ dominance

Governance at UK pension schemes 'not fit for purpose'

Sponsor covenant concerns rising for UK trustees

Fri, 10 Nov 2017By

Survey reveals trustees are worried that employers will struggle to fund pension deficits

Pound sterling

UK roundup: Regulator to quiz trustees on cost assessments

Tue, 7 Nov 2017By

Plus: RPMI Railpen backs music rights fund; Broadstone consultancy group in double acquisition

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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

Private Equity: Buying in a seller’s market

October 2017 (Magazine)

Private equity has outperformed the public markets for the past five years and institutional investors have been ramping up allocations

China’s MSCI inclusion widens the assets horizon

October 2017 (Magazine)By Florence Chong

The addition of China A-shares to the MSCI Emerging Market index is symbolically important for China and could lead to improvements in regulation and corporate governance

Portfolio Construction: Themes for defensive investing

October 2017 (Magazine)By

Global uncertainties and disruptions call for more care when building a defensive portfolio

Trade dispute: Germany against the rest

September 2017 (Magazine)By

Foreign criticism of Germany’s strong trade performance is escalating

Oil: Changing oil price drivers

September 2017 (Magazine)By Vanessa Drucker

New technologies are among factors transforming global energy markets

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IPE QUEST

Your first step in manager selection...

IPE Quest is a manager search facility that connects institutional investors and asset managers.

  • DS-2382

    Closing date: 2017-12-14.

  • QN-2383

    Asset class: Residential Property.
    Asset region: Ireland.
    Size: EUR 10m.
    Closing date: 2017-12-18.

  • QN-2384

    Asset class: Equities Switzerland (Large Caps).
    Asset region: Switzerland.
    Size: CHF 550 – 600 mn.
    Closing date: 2017-12-15.

  • QN-2385

    Asset class: Liability Driven Investment.
    Asset region: Europe.
    Size: Size: EUR 1 Billion, Liability size: EUR 3 Billion.
    Closing date: 2018-01-08.

  • QN-2386

    Asset class: Fixed income.
    Asset region: Global developed markets.
    Size: CHF 500 -1000m.
    Closing date: 2018-01-15.

  • DS-2392

    Closing date: 2017-12-21.

  • QN-2393

    Asset class: All/Large Cap Equities.
    Asset region: Europe.
    Size: EUR 200m.
    Closing date: 2017-12-21.

  • QN-2394

    Asset class: Real Estate Industrial.
    Asset region: Europe.
    Size: EUR 10m.
    Closing date: 2018-01-04.

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