In-depth reports on key thematic topics
With a gross headline increase in pension assets of over €800bn – or 9.8% – Europe’s pension fund asset pools can be said to have powered through the COVID-19 crisis, riding the market highs to bank a solid recovery.
The European venture capital market was a no-go area for institutional investors in the decade following the dotcom bubble of the late 1990s but allocations to the asset class have increased over recent years. Today, Europe’s thriving startup sector is providing lucrative investment opportunities, as we analyse in this report.
How does post-pandemic normality look for institutional asset managers and their clients when it comes to manager selection and ongoing client communication? IPE has tracked the views of pension funds and others over the last 12 months or so to understand how they have adapted to online manager search, selection and interaction. In the main, the transition has been a smooth one, albeit with mixed views on the efficacy of virtual meetings.