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Focus Group: Spotlight on research costs

October 2017 (Magazine)By

Pension funds have largely been absent from the debate about MiFID II and research costs. We asked a group of pension funds with total assets of over €330bn for their views

Focus Group: EMD inspires confidence

September 2017 (Magazine)By

We asked a group of European pension funds with total assets of €180bn about their emerging market debt strategies

Focus Group: Diversity more than a ‘trend’

July / August 2017 (Magazine)By

We asked a group of European pension funds with total assets of €110bn about governance

Focus Group: Credit risk worth taking

June 2017 (Magazine)

We asked a group of European investors with total assets of €84.4bn about their appetite for alternative credit. The answers confirm that the sector is set to grow further.

Focus Group: Do consultants add value?

April 2017 (Magazine)By

Three-quarters of the investors polled for this month’s Focus Group say investment consultants have added value to their investment portfolio

Focus Group: Geopolitical risk concerns

March 2017 (Magazine)By

Twenty-five (86%) of the investors polled for this month’s Focus Group say geopolitical risk has increased over the past 12 months

Focus Group: A changing climate

February 2017 (Magazine)By

The average listed equities allocation in the portfolios of funds polled for this month’s Focus Group is 31%, with the level of respondents’ allocation ranging from 10% to 59%

Focus Group: Let’s squeeze fees

January 2017 (Magazine)By

Thirteen of the investors polled for this month’s Focus Group are in favour of asset managers quoting an ‘all-in’ fee. This involves all fees and charges including transaction costs

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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

Strategically Speaking: La Française

September 2017 (Magazine)

Can mid-sized asset management firms survive in today’s world?

On the Record: How do you do operational due diligence?

July / August 2017 (Magazine)By

Three pension funds - RPMI Railpen, Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Company and Blue Sky Group - discuss their approach to operational due diligence

How We Run Our Money: PREVIP

July / August 2017 (Magazine)By

Livio Raimondi, CIO of PREVIP, a €2.2bn multi-employer DC pension fund in Italy, talks about the fund’s growth aspirations

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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

China’s MSCI inclusion widens the assets horizon

October 2017 (Magazine)By Florence Chong

The addition of China A-shares to the MSCI Emerging Market index is symbolically important for China and could lead to improvements in regulation and corporate governance

Portfolio Construction: Themes for defensive investing

October 2017 (Magazine)By

Global uncertainties and disruptions call for more care when building a defensive portfolio

Trade dispute: Germany against the rest

September 2017 (Magazine)By

Foreign criticism of Germany’s strong trade performance is escalating

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