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Collective DC in the Netherlands

December 2018 (magazine)By

How Dutch collective defined contribution schemes came about and how they differ from other schemes

German Longevity: Are the tables turning?

November 2018 (magazine)By

The rate of increase in life expectancy in Germany appears to be slowing down 

Turkey: Rethinking auto-enrolment

November 2018 (magazine)By Seda Peksevim

Despite generous state incentives in the Turkish auto-enrolment system, opt-out rates are high

UK: Shifts in longevity

October 2018 (magazine)By

Whether or not to insure liabilities via a buyout or buy-in has long been a decision which most defined-benefit pension funds need to consider. Buyout deals have become integral to the pension fund landscape.

Shades of grey on Dutch CDC

July/August 2018 (magazine)By

Dutch collective defined contribution is mostly a uniform concept, but with important distinctions

Netherlands: The bond-to-swap trade

January 2018 (magazine)By Sameer van Alfen

Dutch pension funds are picking up a yield premium by using swaps 

Accounting: Ringing up the changes

January 2018 (magazine)By

The slowdown in UK mortality improvements is continuing

Accounting: Resurrecting the past

December 2017 (Magazine)By

Back in 2010, the IASB and its US counterpart, the FASB, published a document that proposed a re-think of financial statements

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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

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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

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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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