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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

Focus Group: The foresight saga

December 2016 (Magazine)By

Almost a third of investors, seven out of 23 polled for this month’s Focus Group, consider a hard landing in China to be the biggest economic or political risk facing the global markets in 2017.

Focus Group: Warm on EM investment

November 2016 (Magazine)By

Just three of the investors polled for this month’s Focus Group have increased their allocation to emerging and frontier markets in the past three years

All Focus Group

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

Strategically Speaking: Bain Capital Credit

July / August 2017 (Magazine)By

Bain Capital Credit, an arm of the eponymous private equity house, has come a long way since it was founded in 1998 as Sankaty Advisors

On the Record: How do you approach alternative credit?

June 2017 (Magazine)

Three pension funds - AP2, Linde and Unilever - talk about their approach to alternative credit

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How We Run Our Money: Nordea Life & Pensions

June 2017 (Magazine)By

Rachel Fixsen asked Thomas Otbo, Jesper Nørgaard and Erik Callert about the changes being made to the Nordics’ biggest commercial life insurer

Pictet Asset Management: Fighting proliferation

June 2017 (Magazine)By

Product proliferation is a temptation that has become baked into the business model for many asset management, even if it is rarely in the best interest of clients 

On the Record: Do you invest in real assets?

May 2017 (Magazine)By

Three pension funds - CNPADC, KZVK-VKPB and Sampension - talk about their exposure to real assets

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How We Run Our Money: Varma

May 2017 (Magazine)By

Reima Rytsölä, CIO of Finnish pension fund Varma, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo why it makes sense to keep an allocation to hedge funds

All Interviews

Briefing: MiFID II – The birth of a market

July / August 2017 (Magazine)By

As MiFID II comes into effect, asset managers and brokers must negotiate a price for sell-side investment research

Briefing: Cyberwar without end

July / August 2017 (Magazine)By

Financial institutions are involved in a cyber arms race against criminals

Briefing: Greece's political millstone

July / August 2017 (Magazine)By

Uncertainties in the euro-zone pose a risk to Greece’s improving economy

Briefing: An emerged market

July / August 2017 (Magazine)

Asian private equity allocations are becoming mainstream

All Briefings - Investment

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