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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

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

All Briefing Pensions

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

Strategically Speaking: Bain Capital Credit

July / August 2017 (Magazine)By

Bain Capital Credit, an arm of the eponymous private equity house, has come a long way since it was founded in 1998 as Sankaty Advisors

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

All Interviews

Briefing: MiFID II – The birth of a market

July / August 2017 (Magazine)By

As MiFID II comes into effect, asset managers and brokers must negotiate a price for sell-side investment research

Briefing: Cyberwar without end

July / August 2017 (Magazine)By

Financial institutions are involved in a cyber arms race against criminals

Briefing: Greece's political millstone

July / August 2017 (Magazine)By

Uncertainties in the euro-zone pose a risk to Greece’s improving economy

Briefing: An emerged market

July / August 2017 (Magazine)

Asian private equity allocations are becoming mainstream

All Briefings - Investment

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