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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

Focus Group: Split on high pay for trustees

July / August 2016 (Magazine)By

Nine (40%) of the investors polled for this month’s Focus Group say diversity is important or very important on a pension fund board. Just two consider it to be unimportant, although 11 are ambivalent about the issue.

Focus Group: Anxieties over Brexit effects

June 2016 (Magazine)By

More than 70% of respondents to this month’s Focus Group on the possible British exit (Brexit) from the EU say that the European economy would be worse off if the UK votes to leave in this month’s referendum.

Focus Group: The importance of credit

May 2016 (Magazine)

Seventeen (71%) of the investors polled for this month’s Focus Group say that credit has become more important in their portfolio over the past five years

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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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