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the netherlands

Equities and commodities boost Q3 returns at top Dutch schemes

Fri, 19 Oct 2018By

Gains ranged from 0.9% to 1.3% at the five largest pension funds during July to September

small in europe

Fundraising for European private equity surges 40% in first half

Fri, 19 Oct 2018By ,

PE and venture capital attracts €45.6bn as continent’s economy grows

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​Velliv reins in investment risk levels as volatility rises

Tue, 16 Oct 2018By

Pension provider reports first results since rebranding from Nordea Liv & Pension Denmark 

Stock price on monitor

Dutch investors prepared to forgo on returns to support ESG causes

Thu, 11 Oct 2018By

Three quarters of investors are prepared to miss out on some upside if their investments benefit the environment and society, survey says

Rotterdam

Dutch regulator warns against ‘overheating’ property market

Wed, 10 Oct 2018By Martine Wolzak, Jean Dohmen

High property taxes could be masking loan-to-value ratio risk, according to De Nederlandsche Bank 

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

Stock price on monitor

Performance fees correlated with underperformance, study finds

Mon, 1 Oct 2018By Tjibbe Hoekstra

Finance professor finds performance fee charging funds return 50-70 bps less on average than peers without such a fee

Oxford University

Joseph Mariathasan: USS debate raises profound questions for UK DB

Mon, 1 Oct 2018By

The debate over USS’ valuation raises deeper questions about the UK’s DB sector and how it is regulated

The Matterhorn, Switzerland

Some Swiss Pensionskassen reject ESG citing costs, lack of detail

Tue, 25 Sep 2018By

Complementa risk survey reflects increase in sustainable investments, but concerns abound

challenging outlook for uk real estate

Smaller UK schemes struggling to close funding gap: Goldman Sachs

Mon, 24 Sep 2018By

Pension funds smaller than £500m have bigger deficits and suffer more from funding level volatility

Almudena Cathedral, Madrid, Spain

Equities drive Spanish pension fund recovery in Q2

Fri, 14 Sep 2018By

Occupational pension funds returned an average 1.11% for the 12 months to end-June

Stock price on monitor

10 years on from Lehman: seven trends that have shaped the industry

Wed, 12 Sep 2018By

Pension funds and asset managers – what’s changed since 2008?

All Returns

On The Record: Small Caps

October 2018 (magazine)By

We asked the senior managers of two European pension funds to describe how they invest in small-cap equities and what are the challenges and opportunities in this asset class

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How We Run Our Money: Kåpan Pensioner

October 2018 (magazine)By

Marie Giertz, CIO of Kåpan Pensioner, the pension fund for Swedish government employees, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo about the fund’s strategy and ongoing projects

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Strategically Speaking: FMO Investment Management

October 2018 (magazine)By

Yvonne Bakkum, managing director of FMO Investment Management, is an evangelist for the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs) – and even wears a lapel brooch representing them

On The Record: Emerging Risks?

September 2018 (magazine)By

We asked chief investment officers of three of Sweden’s AP funds about how they view emerging market equities

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How We Run Our Money: USS

September 2018 (magazine)By

Bill Galvin (pictured left) and Guy Coughlan of the UK’s Universities Superannuation Scheme outline their measured approach to valuation to Joseph Mariathasan

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Strategically Speaking: PGIM

September 2018 (magazine)By

David Hunt, the president and CEO of PGIM, draws an analogy between his role as the head of one of the world’s largest asset managers and that of a musical conductor

On the Record: Sovereign bond risk?

July/August 2018 (magazine)

Industriens Pension, Fondenergia, WPV

laerernes pension

How We Run Our Money: Lærernes Pension

July/August 2018 (magazine)By

Morten Malle, investment director of Denmark’s Lærernes Pension, explains how the fund stays agile 

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