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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

Regulation Roundup: Pension outlook in Europe

March 2017 (Magazine)By

IPE reviews regulatory and legislative changes affecting pensions in key European countries

Germany: A disappointing revolution

February 2017 (Magazine)By

The government is opening the door to pension plans that will lighten the burden on companies, yet the pensions industry is still dissatisfied, Barbara Ottawa reports

Pension Investing: Asset allocation to stay a relative value game

January 2017 (Magazine)By , Amin Rajan

In the second article in a new series, Pascal Blanque and Amin Rajan argue that quantitative easing will continue to distort asset prices for the foreseeable future despite the rise of populist politics

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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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