The changing nature of fixed income
As the fixed income asset class undergoes rapid change and the opportunity set expands, unconstrained bond funds have become popular. But as this article examines, with that expanded opportunity set comes new considerations including a wider risk/return spectrum among managers.   Trends in the global investment universe tend to come around every six months or so. Think risk parity, smart beta, and…

The investment model for asset owners: is there a best-practice version?


In the last of a series of articles exclusively for www.top1000funds.com, Roger Urwin, head of global content at Towers Watson examines the asset owner investment models that are recognised as best practice, questioning whether there are patterns to the models of success. The best-practice investing model could either involve how you do it or what you do. In reality a successful…

McKinsey’s tips on sustainability integration
More companies are recognising sustainability as a core business issue, but according to McKinsey and Company they are still failing to capture its full value, in particular struggling with incorporating it into organisational processes such as performance management. A McKinsey global survey, garnering responses from 3,344 executives from the full range of regions, company size and industries, found that the leaders…

Why Sunsuper loves hedge funds
One of Australia’s largest superannuation funds, the $27 billion Sunsuper, is adamant that it gets value out of its large hedge fund program. This is against the grain in Australia, where many large funds (with the exception of the Future Fund) choosing not to invest in hedge funds. So why does Sunsuper favour hedge funds?   Sunsuper’s hedge fund program has comfortably…

Investigating long-term mandates
The PRI is investigating the experiences of asset owners that have engaged service providers in long-term mandates, and conducting a literature review on long-termism, in a bid to develop a reference guide on how to implement a long-term mandate and drive long-term behaviour.   Managing director of PRI, Fiona Reynolds, said the starting point, and initial question being asked was defining what…

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The changing nature of fixed income

As the fixed income asset class undergoes rapid change and the opportunity set expands, unconstrained ... [more]

The investment model for asset owners: is there a best-practice version?

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  • August 27, 2014

In the last of a series of articles exclusively for www.top1000funds.com, Roger Urwin, head of ... [more]

McKinsey’s tips on sustainability integration

More companies are recognising sustainability as a core business issue, but according to McKinsey and ... [more]

Why Sunsuper likes hedge funds

One of Australia’s largest superannuation funds, the $27 billion Sunsuper, is adamant that it gets ... [more]

Investigating long-term mandates

The PRI is investigating the experiences of asset owners that have engaged service providers in ... [more]

Behind the strategy of the French pension reserve fund

The French pension reforms in 2010 had a profound impact on the asset allocation of ... [more]

PFZW reformulates investment principles

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  • August 08, 2014

PFZW, the €150 billion ($205 billion) Dutch pension fund for the health care industry, has ... [more]

Mercer capitalises on manager research

Mercer’s chief investment officer, Russell Clarke, explains how manager research helps create the 200 building ... [more]

Risk parity – the benefits of a conditional approach

Risk parity is a meaningful and robust approach for building well-diversified portfolios, but it relies ... [more]