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  • Adam Boyes at WTW
    Opinion Pieces

    Viewpoint: DB funding regime change

    2020-02-28T14:48:00Z

    What might the UK Pension Schemes Bill and upcoming changes to the funding regime mean for managing DB schemes?

  • Andrew Dougan at FTSE Russell
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    Viewpoint: A more precise way to unlock targeted factors

    2020-02-20T13:54:00Z

    Factor investing is built on the premise that investors can manage risk and returns by applying an appropriate mix of equity factors such as value, quality, size, momentum and low volatility.

  • ben caldecott
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    Viewpoint: Investing in green doesn’t equal greening the world

    2020-02-10T15:00:00Z

    Financial products and services marketed as green must make a clear and measurable difference to the transition to environmental sustainability, argues Ben Caldecott.

  • peter kraneveld
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    Viewpoint: Fiduciary duty and global warming

    2020-02-03T13:04:00Z

    ESG is not the same as global warming, or climate change. There are overlaps, but the differences are more important. In essence, ESG is on the same level as a political conviction.

  • Daniel
    Opinion Pieces

    A perilous stability

    February 2020 (Magazine)

    A few years ago, when asset managers talked about market prospects, they often pointed to 2020 as the year when the world economy could run into difficulties

  • liam kennedy
    Opinion Pieces

    Post Brexit questions

    February 2020 (Magazine)

    By the time you read this, the UK will have left the European Union, following three years of negotiation, renegotiation and delay

  • Venilia
    Opinion Pieces

    Crossing boundaries

    February 2020 (Magazine)

    In 2020 many asset owners will be motivated to cross boundaries in search of stable returns. This is because despite big gains for equities and bonds during 2019, institutional investors are worried about low yields and slow growth hurting performance.

  • Trustees should always protect pensions
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    Trustees should always protect pensions

    February 2020 (Magazine)

    The proposal to phase out the Retail Prices Index (RPI), one of the main measures of inflation in the UK is among the pension industry’s biggest topics of debate.

  • Carlo
    Opinion Pieces

    Systemic risk may be underestimated

    January 2020 (Magazine)

    Underestimating the scale of systemic risk within the asset management industry is a mistake. For several years, macroprudential authorities including the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank and the Bank of England have argued that asset management activities are becoming systemically more risky.

  • Venilia
    Opinion Pieces

    Time for a positive impact on investing

    January 2020 (Magazine)

    The focus on sustainability and impact investing is expected to continue to grow, with potential regulatory and policy responses having wide-ranging investment implications

  • Daniel
    Opinion Pieces

    A precarious balance

    January 2020 (Magazine)

    Why has there not been another global financial crisis over the past decade? That is a more fruitful question than trying to predict when the next bout of market mayhem will hit.

  • liam ipe dec 2019
    Opinion Pieces

    Beyond green ambitions

    January 2020 (Magazine)

    Europe has lofty ambitions as it positions the European Green Deal as Europe’s growth plan for the coming decade and beyond

  • daniel ipe dec 2019
    Opinion Pieces

    The fiscal shift is no solution

    December 2019 (Magazine)

    There is a growing consensus that there needs to be a shift from extraordinary monetary policy to fiscal activism. Although quantitative easing (QE) will continue, there is a widespread recognition that its effects are diminishing.

  • vewnilia ipe dec 2019
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    The easy option

    December 2019 (Magazine)

    The Dutch social affairs’ minister Wouter Koolmees has spared millions of Dutch pensioners last month from having their pension payments cut in 2020, after the government granted pension funds a year’s grace period to restore coverage ratios.

  • raj thamotheram
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    Long-term matters: Financial sector employees can help win the climate change fight

    December 2019 (Magazine)

    More than a thousand Google employees have signed a public letter calling on the company to take bold action on climate change. They joined employees in other companies such as Amazon and Microsoft who published similar letters, calling their companies to take real action on climate change in response to the climate crisis.

  • bob collie
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    Guest viewpoint: Bob Collie

    December 2019 (Magazine)

    “With DC now globally dominant, the momentum that has been building is likely to continue” 

  • carlo ipe dec 2019
    Opinion Pieces

    Factor strategies should be based on scientific consensus

    December 2019 (Magazine)

    Investors should take note of the debate taking place within the factor investing industry. On one side, are those who support a purist approach to the definition of factors, arguing that factor strategies should be built using factor proxies that undergo rigorous scientific tests. Scientific Beta, the organisation linked to EDHEC Business School, is a vocal supporter of this approach.

  • liam ipe dec 2019
    Opinion Pieces

    Can we all be Canadian?

    December 2019 (Magazine)

    As we approach the 2020s, what have we learned about pension investing in the last 20 years?

  • susanna sue rust
    Opinion Pieces

    What's in a pensions minister?

    November 2019 (Magazine)

    Last month, Jerry Moriarty, the chief executive of the Irish Association of Pension Funds, called on the country’s government to appoint a pensions minister 

  • kerrin rosenberg
    Opinion Pieces

    Guest viewpoint: Kerrin Rosenberg

    November 2019 (Magazine)

    “It is crucial to remember that the focus on good governance extends to including illiquid and private investment”