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)…

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


Large pension funds might be invested on a truly global basis but their operating models are rarely global structures. Towers Watson argues that asset owners can benefit from a business model that can deliver organisational performance, manages talent and aligns with core missions from multiple operating locations. Over the last decade, large pension funds and sovereign wealth funds have grown significantly…

Where does the next generation of fund managers come from?
According to Malcolm Galdwell’s Outliers, at least 10,000 hours of practice is needed to be a success at your chosen profession. This means that a fund manager will hit their strides around age 40. But the London Business School is giving its students a leg up in that quest to find success. They have real-life stockpicking responsibilities as part of…

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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 Galdwell’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]

When does momentum shift to a risky bet?

Two finance professors at the London School of Economics have introduced a new way to ... [more]

Breaking bad habits: why investors aren’t good at asset allocation

Institutional investors act like momentum investors, chasing returns, even over longer time horizons according to Asset ... [more]