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Diary of an Investor

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

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

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On The Record: How do you attract and retain investment talent?

November 2017 (Magazine)

APK Pensionskasse, APG Asset Management and Sampension Denmark share their views on hiring and keeping the best investment professionals

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How We Run Our Money: FRR

November 2017 (Magazine)By

Olivier Rousseau, member of the executive board of Fonds de Réserve pour les Retraites, talks about regulation, ESG and his vision for the markets

Strategically Speaking: Eastspring

November 2017 (Magazine)By

Investment professionals are fond of talking about the power of compound interest but many fail to fully appreciate its implications for Asia

On The Record: What is your equity strategy?

October 2017 (Magazine)By

Solidarietà Veneto, Pensioenfonds TNO and Nationwide Pension Fund share details about their equity exposure 

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How We Run Our Money: Joachim Schwind & Andreas Hilka

October 2017 (Magazine)

Joachim Schwind and Andreas Hilka, veterans of the German pension industry, tell Carlo Svaluto Moreolo how the country’s pension reform will change pension fund management

Strategically Speaking: Robeco

October 2017 (Magazine)By

Only a few weeks after the 1929 Wall Street crash, a group of seven Rotterdam businessmen set up the Rotterdamsch Beleggings Consortium, later shortened to Robeco

On the Record: How important is a pension fund’s reputation?

September 2017 (Magazine)By

Three pension funds – ÄVWL, Ilmarinen and Pensioenfonds PGB – talk about the importance of reputation and trust

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How We Run Our Money: HSBC UK Pension Scheme

September 2017 (Magazine)By

Mark Thompson, CIO of HSBC’s UK pension scheme, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo about the scheme’s creative de-risking solutions and search for innovation in DC provision

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Active investment rebounds

November 2017 (Magazine)By Dewi John

After a period of underperformance, active investment strategies are on the up – for now at least

Hybrids: Best of both worlds

November 2017 (Magazine)By David Turner

Preferred securities offer high coupons and high yields compared with most purebred bonds

Carbon footprints: Only so deep

November 2017 (Magazine)By

Stakeholder initiatives and regulation have encouraged the take-up of carbon footprinting but the practice has limitations as a measure of risk

Private Equity: Buying in a seller’s market

October 2017 (Magazine)

Private equity has outperformed the public markets for the past five years and institutional investors have been ramping up allocations

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