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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

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.

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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

Strategically Speaking: Nordea Asset Management

May 2017 (Magazine)

Nordea has always been a multi-centric institution. Created from four entities across the Nordic countries, it straddles geographies and markets by design

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

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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Convertibles: A fundamental shift

June 2017 (Magazine)By Christopher O’Dea

Convertibles are gradually being recognised as an asset class in their own right

Mononationals: Case for foreign domestics

June 2017 (Magazine)By

An unexpected consequence of globalisation is that it may be more beneficial to invest in firms that are predominantly national

Global Economy: Is growth optimism justified?

May 2017 (Magazine)By

Daniel Ben-Ami finds that while there are signs that the global economy might be bouncing back, doubts are being raised by the weakness of the recovery

South Asia: Adjusting to new realities

May 2017 (Magazine)By

The Indian subcontinent is adjusting to the realities of the new administration in Washington, writes Joseph Mariathasan

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