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Diary of an Investor: What’s up with research costs?

June 2018 (magazine)By Pieter Mullen

In fixed income, no-one has ever really known how the research impacts on investment costs

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Diary of an Investor: Making an impact

May 2018 (magazine)By

We at Wasserdicht like to think that our company has a positive impact around the world as a pump and flood protection equipment multinational

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Diary of an Investor: Imperfect foresight

March 2018 (magazine)By

‘Administration!’ declares Geert, our head of investment research one morning. ‘Not a sexy subject.’

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Diary Of An Investor: Paradise lost

January 2018 (magazine)By Pieter Mullen

As our co-investment partners PensionKøbenhavn found recently, unexpected risks can turn round and bite you

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Diary of an investor: A free lunch, or two

December 2017 (Magazine)By

In common with many others, Wasserdicht’s international pension plans have dispensed with most of their traditional active equity allocations over the years

Diary of an Investor: A weak link

November 2017 (Magazine)By Pieter Mullen

As an investment professional I am used to traditional risk categories like equities, interest rates, inflation and the like. Now it seems we will have to add information security risk to that list

Diary of an Investor: Who bears the cost?

October 2017 (Magazine)By Pieter Mullen

Sometimes I look back fondly on the simpler good old days. 

Diary of an Investor: The price of everything

September 2017 (Magazine)By Pieter Mullen

We Dutch are well known for keeping an eye on the price of things and for our frugal approach to life. Increasingly, this applies to pension funds

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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

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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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Chinese Bonds: Too big to ignore?

October 2018 (magazine)By Florence Chong

Recent tax reforms and the expected inclusion in global indices of Chinese sovereign bonds has shone a spotlight on a vast, under-exploited, multi-trillion bond market

Briefing: How to model a trade war

October 2018 (magazine)By Christoph Schon

So how does one model the effect of further tariffs on a portfolio? This article shows how to construct a potential trade-war scenario and analyse the impact on a euro-denominated global multi-asset class portfolio

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Macro Matters: Emerging tensions

October 2018 (magazine)By Bob Swarup

Amid all the talk of deglobalisation, certain tenets of the world remain fixed in our minds. Key among these assumptions is the status of the dollar as the global reserve currency. 

Non-performing Loans: A market in full swing in Europe

September 2018 (magazine)By

A stockpile of nearly €780bn worth of non-performing loans weighs on the European economy

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