The in-house investment team: right people, right roles, right rewards
Good people are at the core of any successful organisation, and that is true for asset owners. Global chief investment officer of Towers Watson, Craig Baker discusses how designing and implementing structures that attract the right people in the right roles can unlock long-term sustainable advantages that the right investment team can offer.   It is a truism that good people are…

PPF looks to hyrbids
The Pension Protection Fund was set up nearly a decade ago to protect members of UK defined benefit pension where the sponsor became insolvent.More insurance provider than pension fund it’s risk tolerance is low and its investments conservative. But chief investment officer, Barry Kenneth, says the portfolio is evolving, including a new allocation to hybrids – assets that have both…

AP4 positioned for success
A strong belief in active management, trust in the skills and capabilities of its team, and a low-cost commercial approach has resulted in the Swedish AP4 producing its best ever performance - 16.4 per cent after expenses in 2013. Amanda White spoke to chief executive, Mats Andersson. It’s a neat story for the SEK260 billion ($39 billion) fourth Swedish buffer fund.…

Japan’s GPIF allocates to smart beta
The $1.3 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund of Japan will use factor investing, or smart beta, as a third way of implementing equity mandates, alongside active and passive, following a six-month research project conducted by MSCI that investigated how to best implement the growing interest in factor exposures.   The research project conducted by MSCI sits in the context of changes to…

PGGM finds out what it really means to be a long-term investor
Customised benchmarks, absolute return strategies and long-term mandates are all being considered by the PGGM executive team as it implements the new PFZW investment framework. Amanda White spoke to Ruulke Bagijn chief investment officer of private markets and Marcel Jeucken, managing director responsible investment at PGGM about what it really means to be a long-term investor. The €167 billion ($228 billion)…

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The in-house investment team: right people, roles, rewards

Good people are at the core of any successful organisation, and that is true for ... [more]

PPF looks to hybrids

The Pension Protection Fund was set up nearly a decade ago to protect members of ... [more]

AP4 positioned for success

A strong belief in active management, trust in the skills and capabilities of its team, ... [more]

Japan’s GPIF allocates to smart beta

The $1.3 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund of Japan will use factor investing, or smart ... [more]

PGGM finds out what it really means to be a long-term investor

Customised benchmarks, absolute return strategies and long-term mandates are all being considered by the PGGM ... [more]

Ubiquitous and adaptive investing – the aspiration of a truly global fund

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Large pension funds might be invested on a truly global basis but their operating models ... [more]

Where does the next generation of fund managers come from?

According to Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers, at least 10,000 hours of practice is needed to be ... [more]

The meaning of fiduciary duty

The UK Law Commission has delivered its final report on how the law of fiduciary ... [more]

New leadership prompts strategy review at ICPM

A decade since the formation of the Rotman International Centre for Pension Management is a ... [more]