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Diary of an Investor

Diary of an Investor: Looking the part

May 2017 (Magazine)By Pieter Mullen

We at Wasserdicht Pension Funds have been using BIG Asset Management for what seems like an eternity. I have learned two things about BIG over the years

Diary of an Investor: Reading the coffee grains

April 2017 (Magazine)By Pieter Mullen

Can you guess the topic of discussion of the latest Wasserdicht global investment committee? You probably can: it was political risk

Diary of an Investor: An independent soul

March 2017 (Magazine)By Pieter Mullen

Rolf, our chairman of trustees is having a reception to mark his 30 years working for Wasserdicht. An engineer by profession, he was worked for us all over the world and has many stories to tell

Diary of an Investor: Political perils

February 2017 (Magazine)By Pieter Mullen

Last month I met with my old friend Thijs, who is CIO of a large UK corporate pension scheme, working in a small investment office in the UK with an enlightened CEO

Diary of an Investor: Too much information

January 2017 (Magazine)By Pieter Mullen

Our investment committee members had quite a few questions at the final meeting of 2016. Brexit, Trump, the equities rally, long-bond yields, emerging markets: the trustees kept the topics coming thick and fast

Diary of an Investor: Diversity counts

December 2016 (Magazine)By

Recently we had to admit that the trustee board of the Wasserdicht Dutch pension fund isn’t very diverse. Of course, we fulfil the requirement to have one female trustee and one under the age of 40 and have for some time

Diary of an Investor: War stories

November 2016 (Magazine)By

Last month I joined our co-operation partners at PensionKøbenhavn in Copenhagen for a private round table of institutional investors discussing real assets

Diary of an Investor: At the high table

October 2016 (Magazine)By Pieter Mullen

Recently, I was invited to join a network of financial academics as a ‘practice adviser’, which means I speak to them regularly about the challenges our pension fund faces and what we are doing in the investment portfolio.

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On the Record: Do you invest in real assets?

May 2017 (Magazine)By

Three pension funds - CNPADC, KZVK-VKPB and Sampension - talk about their exposure to real assets

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How We Run Our Money: Varma

May 2017 (Magazine)By

Reima Rytsölä, CIO of Finnish pension fund Varma, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo why it makes sense to keep an allocation to hedge funds

Strategically Speaking: Nordea Asset Management

May 2017 (Magazine)

Nordea has always been a multi-centric institution. Created from four entities across the Nordic countries, it straddles geographies and markets by design

Focus Group: Risk-factor strategies in favour

May 2017 (Magazine)By

Over three-quarters of the respondents to this month’s Focus Group are allocated to strategies that employ risk-factor investing concepts, with four of these considering further allocations

On the Record: How do you get the best out of consultants?

April 2017 (Magazine)By

Three pension funds - BNL BNP Paribas, Heidelberg Cement and Istituto di Previdenza del Cantone Ticino - share insights on working with consultants

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How We Run Our Money: NEST

April 2017 (Magazine)By

Mark Fawcett, the CIO of NEST, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo what the future holds for the UK’s fast-growing defined contribution scheme

Strategically Speaking: ChinaAMC

April 2017 (Magazine)By

Asset management is one of the few areas of business where, so far at least, the Chinese have made little global impact. No Chinese firm was even in the top 100 in the 2016 IPE rankings

On the Record: How do you deal with geopolitical risk?

March 2017 (Magazine)By

Three pension funds - Industriens Pension, Migros Pensionskasse and SPMS – explain their approach to managing geopolitical risks 

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Global Economy: Is growth optimism justified?

May 2017 (Magazine)By

Daniel Ben-Ami finds that while there are signs that the global economy might be bouncing back, doubts are being raised by the weakness of the recovery

South Asia: Adjusting to new realities

May 2017 (Magazine)By

The Indian subcontinent is adjusting to the realities of the new administration in Washington, writes Joseph Mariathasan

Portfolio Construction: Benefits in being ‘insurance-like’

May 2017 (Magazine)

Sorca Kelly-Scholte and Michael Buchenholz say that pension funds can build better portfolios by adopting strategies used by insurers

Europe: Managing geopolitical risk

April 2017 (Magazine)By

European investors face an unprecedented array of political risks over the next few months. Daniel Ben-Ami reports 

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