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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

Focus Group: Too much debt around

October 2016 (Magazine)By

Just over half of the respondents to this month’s focus group are restructuring, or planning to restructure, their fixed-income portfolio. Of these, 10 are moving towards a more active management.

Focus Group: The fall-out from Brexit

September 2016 (Magazine)By

Thirteen (62%) of the investors polled for this month’s Focus Group expect the European economy will be worse off once Britain leaves the European Union

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On the Record: How do you get the best out of consultants?

April 2017 (Magazine)By

Three pension funds - BNL BNP Paribas, Heidelberg Cement and Istituto di Previdenza del Cantone Ticino - share insights on working with consultants

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How We Run Our Money: NEST

April 2017 (Magazine)By

Mark Fawcett, the CIO of NEST, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo what the future holds for the UK’s fast-growing defined contribution scheme

Strategically Speaking: ChinaAMC

April 2017 (Magazine)By

Asset management is one of the few areas of business where, so far at least, the Chinese have made little global impact. No Chinese firm was even in the top 100 in the 2016 IPE rankings

On the Record: How do you deal with geopolitical risk?

March 2017 (Magazine)By

Three pension funds - Industriens Pension, Migros Pensionskasse and SPMS – explain their approach to managing geopolitical risks 

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How We Run Our Money: Carillion Pension Trustees

March 2017 (Magazine)By

Robin Ellison, chairman of Carillion Pension Trustees, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo about the scheme’s approach to de-risking and regulation

Strategically Speaking: Lyxor Asset Management

March 2017 (Magazine)By

Fiduciary management is a potential solution to the problems of countless pension funds in Europe. Lyxor Asset Management is raising its efforts in this area

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How We Run Our Money: Compenswiss

February 2017 (Magazine)By

Frank Juliano, head of asset management at Compenswiss, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo what lies ahead for Switzerland’s social security funds

On the Record: How will your equity exposure change this year?

February 2017 (Magazine)By

Three pension funds - Amonis, Fondenergia and UMR Corem - talk about equity risk 

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Europe: Managing geopolitical risk

April 2017 (Magazine)By

European investors face an unprecedented array of political risks over the next few months. Daniel Ben-Ami reports 

India: Tax net benefits from bold move

April 2017 (Magazine)By

Joseph Mariathasan finds India’s recent demonetisation exercise has caused some economic pain but it has also greatly increased the number of taxpayers in the country 

Active Fixed Income: Battle for the edge in bond markets

March 2017 (Magazine)By Paul Amery

Active bond managers are having to work hard to convince investors that they can provide better value for money than passive strategies

Equity Strategy: Each to their own

March 2017 (Magazine)By

What one investor sees as risk might not be the same for another, writes Joseph Mariathasan. It all depends on the objective of the individual investor

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