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Basel, Switzerland with Rhine and Middle Bridge

Equities drag Switzerland’s Publica to 3.2% loss in 2018

Thu, 17 Jan 2019By

CHF37.6bn pension investor gained from real estate and infrastructure last year

London skyline

DB consolidators pose covenant trade-off questions for trustees: study

Fri, 11 Jan 2019By ,

Trustees must weigh strength of existing sponsor covenant against replacement financial covenant

Aston University, Birmingham

New USS valuation could slash deficit, ‘notably’ lower contributions

Mon, 7 Jan 2019By

Pension scheme seeks employer views on 31 March 2018 valuation, including raising retirement age 

Dutch flag

ABP introduces ‘temporary’ average salary for MoD staff

Wed, 2 Jan 2019By

Decision follows confusion caused by contradictory court rulings on move from final salary to average salary arrangements

Sunrise

ESG: A responsible investment ‘wishlist’ for 2019

Fri, 21 Dec 2018By

What would your wish be? NBIM, AP2, USS, Ircantec, APG, and the PRI share their aims for 2019 

The Matterhorn

Swiss regional parliament agrees to split €4bn pension fund

Fri, 21 Dec 2018By

Canton of Wallis/Valais to close its public Pensionskasse and inject CHF1.35bn

consensus is split on the future of the london office market

Public pension funds ‘underwhelmed’ by managers on ESG

Thu, 20 Dec 2018By

LAPFF report ‘throws down the gauntlet’ for managers to up their stewardship

Stockholm, Sweden

​AP1 board criticises CEO Magnusson over travel expenses

Thu, 20 Dec 2018By

Staff at Swedish buffer fund to take cheaper flights in future after supervisory board reviewed expenses policy

All Pension Fund Strategy

On the Record: Adapting to change

January 2019 (magazine)By

As the equity markets begin 2019 in worse shape than last year, we asked three European pension funds how they conceive and execute their equity strategy, in order protect the portfolio

xander den uyl

How We Run our Money: PWRI

January 2019 (magazine)By

Xander den Uyl, chairman of PWRI, the Dutch fund for disabled workers, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo about its particular approach to ESG

Tages Group: Sailing the high seas

January 2019 (magazine)By

Saying that Tages is an investor in alternative asset management businesses does not really do justice to its eclectic nature

On the Record: The question of hedging

December 2018 (magazine)By

We asked two European pension funds how they hedge against interest rate risk, as the probability that interest rates will rise over the few next years grows 

mikael angberg

How We Run Our Money: Första AP-fonden (AP1)

December 2018 (magazine)By

Mikael Angberg, CIO of Första AP-fonden (AP1), one of Sweden’s buffer funds, outlines the fund’s investment philosophy to Carlo Svaluto Moreolo

Strategically Speaking: BlackRock Credit

December 2018 (magazine)By

BlackRock is adding to its global private debt capabilities 

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

christian mosel

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

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robert gall

Briefing: Collateral challenges

January 2019 (magazine)By

Rising interest rates put collateral management strategies to the test

peter kraneveld

Briefing: Trade war, a primer

January 2019 (magazine)By Peter Kraneveld

Protectionism is becoming more widespread despite the benefits of free trade being understood for more than two centuries

steve kelly

Briefing: MiFID II: a year on

January 2019 (magazine)By

The new rules are having a dramatic effect on the world of investment research

Benchmarking: Redefining investment classes

November 2018 (magazine)By Dewi John

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

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