Recovery is slowing down, raising fears that benefits may have to be cut
Pension fund also considering hedging interest rate risk on liabilities
ABN Amro scheme posted 2% return for 2017 despite the setback
State buffer fund steps up sustainable investment efforts by backing Amundi green bond fund
The Pension Protection Fund reported a £6.7bn surplus after taking on Carillion, British Steel schemes
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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Incorporating changing behaviour and technological trends in retirement planning is essential
“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”
“CFA curriculum material should become more future-oriented and address awkward topics”