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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.

Diary of an Investor: Project Waffle

September 2016 (Magazine)By Pieter Mullen

For some months now, the powers that be here at Wasserdicht headquarters have been looking at moving our Dutch pension fund over the border to Belgium

Diary of an Investor: What chain?

July / August 2016 (Magazine)By

Last year, if anyone had mentioned blockchain my first associations would have been Bitcoin, the dark web and cybercrime. But such new concepts have a habit of shifting shape

Diary of an Investor: It’s the way you say it

June 2016 (Magazine)By

Wasserdicht’s Dutch pension fund is looking to improve the way it communicates with members. Or as Rolf, our chairman of trustees, puts it, the way we talk about bad news

Diary of an Investor: Stretch and flex with credit

May 2016 (Magazine)By Pieter Mullen

Years ago, people used to claim that the equity-risk premium was the most important metric in a pension fund’s long-term investment plans 

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On the Record: How do you ensure successful manager selection?

January 2017 (Magazine)By

Three pension funds - Sparinstitutens Pensionskassa, Grafton Group and Advocates Pension Fund - share their views on manager selection

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How We Run Our Money: Coal Pension Trustees

January 2017 (Magazine)By

Stefan Dunatov, CIO of Coal Pension Trustees, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo about his vision for managing the UK coal industry’s legacy schemes

Strategically Speaking: Asset Management One

January 2017 (Magazine)By

With ¥52.75trn (€430bn) in assets under management, Asset Management One is perhaps the largest global asset manager that IPE readers have never heard of

On the Record: How will your asset allocation change?

December 2016 (Magazine)By

Three pension funds - CWPS, ERAFP and Stapi - discuss chnges to their asset allocation

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How We Run Our Money: ENPAM

December 2016 (Magazine)By

Emilio Giorgi (pictured), chief risk officer at ENPAM, Italy’s largest private pension fund, talks to Carlo Svaluto Moreolo about its commitment to investing in projects that directly benefit its members

Strategically Speaking: Barings

December 2016 (Magazine)By

“An asset manager brand is very important. But, it is not the brand that defines people in the firm, it is the people who will define the brand.” That is the view of Tom Finke, CEO of Barings

On the Record: Are you rebuilding your emerging market portfolio?

November 2016 (Magazine)

Three pension funds - Ericsson pensionsstiftelse, Linde and Previp - discuss their emerging market exposure

How We Run Our Money: Unilever Dutch pension funds

How We Run Our Money: Unilever Dutch pension funds

November 2016 (Magazine)By

Rob Kragten, CEO, and Michael Kaal, director of finance and risk at the Unilever Dutch pension funds, tell Carlo Svaluto Moreolo about risk management and collective defined contribution

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LGPS: UK pools seek thumbs-up

January 2017 (Magazine)By

After months of hard work, the English and Welsh local government pension scheme pools have received feedback on their plans

Economic Policies: Pendulum swings towards use of fiscal stimulus

January 2017 (Magazine)By

There is at least one respect in which President-elect Donald Trump is thoroughly mainstream. His support for a fiscal stimulus is shared by an increasing number of leaders across the western world

Asset-Backed Securities: Shackled by history

January 2017 (Magazine)By

The asset-backed securities markets across Europe struggle to recover from the financial crisis while the EU wavers on necessary regulatory reform

A key element for M&A success

January 2017 (Magazine)

Wolfgang Fickus says mergers and acquisitions can be a riskier strategy than organic growth but buying at the right time increases the potential for value generation

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