Metal scheme had set 1.5% goal to aid recovery and reintroduction of indexation
Pensionskassen need more flexibility to address the annual CHF7bn cross-subsidy problem
More Pensionskassen are interested in such arrangements, according to BaFin
Public sector Pensionskassen APK and PKBS post 2017 investment returns in line with market average
Aggregate funding level now at highest since 2007, according to analysis from Willis Towers Watson
In a year full of records for equity markets, European pension funds posted positive results – with most improving on their 2016 investment returns
Rebounding equity markets over the third quarter bolstered year-to-date (YTD) returns at many European pension funds, particularly in the Nordic region.
Fund managers might do better to focus on generating excess return in credit markets than selecting outperforming stocks
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“A growing body of research shows ESG factors are a material credit risk for fixed-income investors”
Words matter, but sometimes they can get in the way. Impact investing, mission-based investing, responsible investment, double and triple-bottom-line investing, ESG factors, and even sustainable investment. All of these terms can have both positive and negative connotations for investors.
“The potential impact of climate change on investments should be considered at least on an annual basis”
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