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%
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Frank Juliano, head of asset management at Compenswiss, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo what lies ahead for Switzerland’s social security funds
Three pension funds - Amonis, Fondenergia and UMR Corem - talk about equity risk
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Three pension funds - Sparinstitutens Pensionskassa, Grafton Pension Plan and Advocates Pension Fund - share their views on manager selection
Stefan Dunatov, CIO of Coal Pension Trustees, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo about his vision for managing the UK coal industry’s legacy schemes
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Three pension funds - CWPS, ERAFP and Stapi - discuss chnges to their asset allocation
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
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Developments in the US and Europe presage a substantial change in the conduct of international trade
European insurers may turn to a wider range of asset management strategies as they face up to difficult market conditions
Hedge fund fees are just one part of the cost equation. The real discussion should be about value for money and not headline fees
The UN Sustainable Development Goals, agreed by world leaders in September 2015, have captured the imagination of many in the European institutional investment community