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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: Delivering on our promise

April 2019 (Magazine)By

Dmytro Sheludchenko of Sweden’s AP1 buffer fund explains how it constructs and manages its factor-investing portfolios

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How we run our money: APK Pensionskasse

April 2019 (Magazine)By

Christian Böhm, CEO of Austria’s APK Pensionskasse, talks about the organisation’s blend of dynamic and long-term investment strategy 

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Cheyne Capital Management: High-impact debt investor

April 2019 (Magazine)By

The growth of non-bank lending in Europe is often mentioned as a trend that could radically transform the European economy. This remains to be seen, but if banks gradually give some of their dominance in the lending market, then firms such as Cheyne Capital Management stand to benefit. 

On the Record: Looking beyond Brexit

March 2019 (Magazine)By , , , Paula Garrido

We asked European pension funds whether they see value in investing in UK assets. Despite the uncertainty regarding Brexit, most still see opportunities in the long term

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How we run our money: Bank of Ireland

March 2019 (Magazine)By

Paul Droop  (pictured), CIO of the Bank of Ireland’s staff pension scheme, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo  about his approach to building a shockproof portfolio 

Strategically speaking: Neuberger Berman

March 2019 (Magazine)By

This year is a milestone for Neuberger Berman. It marks the 10th anniversary of the re-emergence of the firm as an independent, employee-owned in-vestment manager, as well as the 80th anniversary of its founding

On the record: Asset management fees

February 2019 (Magazine)By

We asked two European pension funds about their attitude to asset management fees and costs

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How we run our money: Laborfonds

February 2019 (Magazine)By

Ivonne Forno (pictured), the CEO of Laborfonds, the Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol regional pension fund, talks to Carlo Svaluto Moreolo shortly after the fund’s 20th birthday

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Briefing: Emerging markets fail to catch up

April 2019 (Magazine)By

Emerging markets have failed to increase their share of global investible market capitalisation since 2007

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Briefing: Looking to active managers

April 2019 (Magazine)By

Active management versus passive index tracking remains one of the most hotly contested questions in the world of investment management.

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China tech: Playing BATs versus FAANGs

March 2019 (Magazine)By Dewi John

Chinese tech firms offer exposure to rapidly expanding domestic markets

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Macro matters: Brexit’s challenge for Europe

March 2019 (Magazine)By Bob Swarup

It is human nature to reduce the complexity of reality to simple rules, simple foci and simple decision points. In this, Brexit is no different

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