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AP2 finds gender diversity takes backward steps at Swedish corporates

The proportion of female board members overseeing listed Swedish companies has edged downwards in the past year, currently back to 2022 levels. AP2's Female Representation Index finds some way to go until companies reach the goal of 40 per cent women on the boards.
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UN pension fund slashes equity and pushes into impact and venture

The United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF) recently reduced the allocation to equity in its $92.5 billion portfolio in what Pedro Guazo, representative of the secretary-general (RSG) for the investment of the UNJSPF assets, describes as a conservative strategic allocation in response to the overvaluation in tech.
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Tip of the A-iceberg as investors grapple with the scale of opportunity

An investment theme that incorporates all traditional businesses trying to exploit technology, including AI, is simply too broad. Focusing on AI alone leaves investors exposed to the uncertainty of future developments. In between is an approach that recognises AI as an accelerant to existing trends.
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How abundant inflows have put New Mexico’s SIC in a bind

New Mexico's oil fund is 10 per cent overweight cash and bonds relative to target in a reflection of the challenges CIO Vince Smith faces putting money to work. Equities are over valued and allocating to private markets takes time but volatility during the November election could be an opportunity.
Asset Owner Directory

The Asset Owner Directory is an interactive tool to give readers an insight into the world of global asset owners. It includes key information for the largest asset owners around the world such as key personnel, asset allocation and performance.

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Brunel uses AI in stewardship and doubles down on manager misalignment

Brunel Pension Partnership has introduced AI in its stewardship processes, and is working with other asset owners to put more pressure on asset managers to align with its climate demands.

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FIS Toronto 2024

The subtle complexity of best-practice pension management

Identifying best practice in pension management is not a straightforward task. As much as asset allocators may want there to be a definitive answer, differences in size, mandate and resources between different pension funds means an investment approach that works for one may not work for others.
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Fiduciary Investors Symposium

The Fiduciary Investors Symposium at Stanford University celebrates the fast-moving change taking place in economies and communities and will examine the impact of innovation on our lives, workplaces and investments.

September 17-19, 2024 | Stanford University, USA

Fiduciary Investors Symposium

More investors than ever before put their words in to action and made sustainability commitments. The Sustainability in Practice conference looks at the meaningful steps that investors are taking to integrate sustainability including the impact on asset allocation and structural shifts of net zero. It will look at the portfolio construction and investment implementation implications of sustainable investing including the complexity of applying risk, return and outcome goals. Delegates will be left with functional tools to implement their sustainability commitments and cutting-edge research to share with their boards and investment committees.

November 19-21, 2024 | University of Oxford
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‘Nothing will stop this trend’: Investing in the energy transition

The energy transition is happening; the only question is the pace at which it takes place. In assessing the investment opportunities, it helps to break the transition down into easily digestible segments. Top1000funds.com explores the opportunity set for investors, including the need to think about cross-disciplinary risks and to specialise.
Podcasts
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Why Asia is the future

In the midst of the great power rivalry between the US and China, “we need to carve out a future that works well for all of us” says National University of Singapore’s Danny Quah, in a talk examining the global economy and the role of Asia. Listen here.

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Risk management in an age of geopolitical uncertainty: Davos 2024 insights

Geopolitical risk was a key theme at Davos 2024 says FCLTGlobal’s Sarah Keohane Williamson who hosted an institutional investor CEO roundtable at the World Economic Forum. She says investors need to address geopolitical uncertainty in their strategies with the ability to distinguish signal from noise more critical than ever before.
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CalPERS extols the benefits of co-investment in private equity

A recent board meeting marked progress in turning around the fortunes of CalPERS' private equity portfolio. Large co-investments and reducing the bias to buyout are reshaping the profile of investments, said portfolio manager Anton Orlich.
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FIS Toronto 2024

Looking past the hype to the real benefits (and risks) of AI

AI is on every investor’s lips as a technology that will revolutionise businesses and industries. The Fiduciary Investors Symposium heard that looking past the hype to the tangible, on-the-ground benefits presents some genuine challenges for asset owners and the managers they often employ to do it for them.