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Briefing: FRC under fire on company law

October 2017 (Magazine)By

Has the UK FRC failed to enforce Section 172 of the Companies Act on directors’ duties?

Briefing: Proper plan design is way forward

October 2017 (Magazine)

International pension plans involve complex questions of structuring and compliance

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Accounting: Changing assumptions

July / August 2017 (Magazine)By

The annual pensions accounting survey from KPMG is revealing on assumptions around asset ceiling guidance, discount rates and life expectancy

A buoyant risk settlement market

June 2017 (Magazine)By Tom Scott,

Attractive pricing drove UK pension scheme demand for bulk annuities in 2016; Reinsurers’ appetite for longevity risk transfer remains high

Corporate transactions: Is compulsory clearance ahead?

June 2017 (Magazine)By ,

Increased regulatory powers over UK corporate transactions could harm sponsors; The regulator would need enhanced powers to process applications efficiently

Discount Rates: An exercise of judgement

May 2017 (Magazine)By

A pension fund sponsor in Ecuador has raised an important point about IAS 19 discount rates, reports Stephen Bouvier

Insolvency Insurance: Behind the promise

May 2017 (Magazine)

Insolvency insurance stands behind German and Swedish book-reserve pensions, but the concept has not really caught on elsewhere

UK LGPS: Good news is good news

March 2017 (Magazine)By Brian Bollen

Securities services providers have a ring-side view of the pooling process for the UK local government pension sector. Brian Bollen polls the opinions

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On The Record: What is your equity strategy?

October 2017 (Magazine)By

Solidarietà Veneto, Pensioenfonds TNO and Nationwide Pension Fund share details about their equity exposure 

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How We Run Our Money: Joachim Schwind & Andreas Hilka

October 2017 (Magazine)

Joachim Schwind and Andreas Hilka, veterans of the German pension industry, tell Carlo Svaluto Moreolo how the country’s pension reform will change pension fund management

Strategically Speaking: Robeco

October 2017 (Magazine)By

Only a few weeks after the 1929 Wall Street crash, a group of seven Rotterdam businessmen set up the Rotterdamsch Beleggings Consortium, later shortened to Robeco

On the Record: How important is a pension fund’s reputation?

September 2017 (Magazine)By

Three pension funds – ÄVWL, Ilmarinen and Pensioenfonds PGB – talk about the importance of reputation and trust

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How We Run Our Money: HSBC UK Pension Scheme

September 2017 (Magazine)By

Mark Thompson, CIO of HSBC’s UK pension scheme, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo about the scheme’s creative de-risking solutions and search for innovation in DC provision

Strategically Speaking: La Française

September 2017 (Magazine)

Can mid-sized asset management firms survive in today’s world?

On the Record: How do you do operational due diligence?

July / August 2017 (Magazine)By

Three pension funds - RPMI Railpen, Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Company and Blue Sky Group - discuss their approach to operational due diligence

How We Run Our Money: PREVIP

July / August 2017 (Magazine)By

Livio Raimondi, CIO of PREVIP, a €2.2bn multi-employer DC pension fund in Italy, talks about the fund’s growth aspirations

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Private Equity: Buying in a seller’s market

October 2017 (Magazine)

Private equity has outperformed the public markets for the past five years and institutional investors have been ramping up allocations

China’s MSCI inclusion widens the assets horizon

October 2017 (Magazine)By Florence Chong

The addition of China A-shares to the MSCI Emerging Market index is symbolically important for China and could lead to improvements in regulation and corporate governance

Portfolio Construction: Themes for defensive investing

October 2017 (Magazine)By

Global uncertainties and disruptions call for more care when building a defensive portfolio

Trade dispute: Germany against the rest

September 2017 (Magazine)By

Foreign criticism of Germany’s strong trade performance is escalating

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