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Focus Group: March 2018

March 2018 (magazine)By

We asked a group of 24 pension funds with total assets of €164bn their views on the current risks and opportunities

Focus Group: Risks get real

December 2017 (Magazine)By

We asked a group of 30 pension funds with total assets of €293bn what risks the markets will face during 2018

Focus Group: Extending credit

November 2017 (Magazine)By

We asked a group of pension funds with total assets of €28.2bn about their use of credit

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: Risk-factor strategies in favour

May 2017 (Magazine)By

Over three-quarters of the respondents to this month’s Focus Group are allocated to strategies that employ risk-factor investing concepts, with four of these considering further allocations

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On the Record: Manager Due Diligence

November 2018 (magazine)By

The suspension of a GAM fund manager has revived the discussion about due diligence. We asked three pension funds how they deal with it

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How We Run Our Money: ÄVWL

November 2018 (magazine)By

Christian Mosel, CEO of Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-Lippe, the pension fund for doctors in Germany’s Westphalia-Lippe region, talks about his old-fashioned approach to investment

Strategically Speaking: Allianz Global Investors

November 2018 (magazine)By

The debates over the failures of active managers and parallel growth of passive investment often neglect two important facts

On The Record: Small Caps

October 2018 (magazine)By

We asked the senior managers of two European pension funds to describe how they invest in small-cap equities and what are the challenges and opportunities in this asset class

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How We Run Our Money: Kåpan Pensioner

October 2018 (magazine)By

Marie Giertz, CIO of Kåpan Pensioner, the pension fund for Swedish government employees, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo about the fund’s strategy and ongoing projects

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Strategically Speaking: FMO Investment Management

October 2018 (magazine)By

Yvonne Bakkum, managing director of FMO Investment Management, is an evangelist for the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs) – and even wears a lapel brooch representing them

On The Record: Emerging Risks?

September 2018 (magazine)By

We asked chief investment officers of three of Sweden’s AP funds about how they view emerging market equities

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How We Run Our Money: USS

September 2018 (magazine)By

Bill Galvin (pictured left) and Guy Coughlan of the UK’s Universities Superannuation Scheme outline their measured approach to valuation to Joseph Mariathasan

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Benchmarking: Redefining investment classes

November 2018 (magazine)By Dewi John

A major GICS index methodology change seeks to reflect underlying market economics

Liquid Alternatives: The long and the short of it

November 2018 (magazine)By Josh Jones

The long/short liquid alternatives universe is more hetreogenous than some realise

Chinese Bonds: Too big to ignore?

October 2018 (magazine)By Florence Chong

Recent tax reforms and the expected inclusion in global indices of Chinese sovereign bonds has shone a spotlight on a vast, under-exploited, multi-trillion bond market

Briefing: How to model a trade war

October 2018 (magazine)By Christoph Schon

So how does one model the effect of further tariffs on a portfolio? This article shows how to construct a potential trade-war scenario and analyse the impact on a euro-denominated global multi-asset class portfolio

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