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CDPQ’s real estate arm Ivanhoé Cambridge talks agility and evolution

Two thirds of Ivanhoé Cambridge's real estate allocation used to be invested in return-dragging office and retail assets. Now, in a complete reversal, two thirds is invested in logistics and residential real estate alongside a growing allocation to alternative life sciences
FIS Singapore 2023

Eyes on SE Asia, divergent views on China among global funds

Australia’s second-largest superannuation fund, the A$240 billion Australian Retirement Trust, will likely “do more, not less” investing in China, said the fund’s head of strategy, following significant internal debate over geopolitical developments and how they will impact the portfolio.

CIOs’ confidence wanes as agility becomes the focus

The 2023 CIO Sentiment Survey, a collaboration between Top1000funds.com and CaseyQuirk, finds asset owners focusing on agility as they observe dramatic market changes not seen in a generation. Only 36 per cent of CIOs are confident they will reach their return targets in 2023.
Stephen Kotkin

Investors can’t afford to ignore China risk: Kotkin

A video interview with geopolitical expert Professor Stephen Kotkin looks at the investor implications of the Russia Ukraine conflict, the recalibration in the US China relationship and where the "real" geopolitical risk lies.
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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Switzerland’s Migros profits from unique aspects of Swiss property market

Swiss pension fund MPK has withstood a difficult year in bonds and equities thanks to its large allocation to real estate. More people tend to rent than buy apartments creating steady demand for rental properties, says CEO Christoph Ryter.

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FIS Singapore 2023

Dramatic market changes demand forward-looking risk measures: GIC, MSCI

A future of rising uncertainty demands investors fundamentally re-think the way they assess risk when building resilient portfolios, argued a panel of experts from MSCI and Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC.
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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.

Drawing on the esteemed Stanford faculty, and taking advantage of the Silicon Valley location, it will look at the impact of robotics and automation, the information technology performance necessary to keep pace with the data explosion, urban evolution and the impact on infrastructure, climate change and affordable alternative energy, and network security.

How are these innovations shaping the future, and what does that future look like for investors in global markets?

September 19-21, 2023 | Stanford University, USA

Sustainability in Practice

The Sustainability in Practice conference will look at the meaningful steps that investors are taking to integrate sustainability including the impact on asset allocation and structural shifts of net zero. The conference will explore the new frontier of sustainability including impact investing, carbon markets becoming an asset class and investment frameworks for biodiversity. Drawing on experts at the University of Oxford and investors from all over the world, 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 6-8, 2023 | University of Oxford, UK
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Sweden’s AP Funds emphasise the long-term as returns take a hit

This time last year, Sweden’s four buffer funds reported the best returns in their history. Fast forward 12 months, and the four funds have posted losses thanks to allocations to equities and fixed income dragging their portfolios down.
Fiduciary Investors Series

Mandates need innovating to encompass sustainable investing

As carbon emissions continue to rise investors need to innovate on the nature of investment mandates says Colin le Duc, a founding partner of Generation Investment Management. He says real world impact is going in the wrong direction, even though sustainable investing is booming, and the credibility of transition plans is under scrutiny.

Fiduciary Investors Podcast Series

Global Pension Transparency Benchmark
Global Pension Transparency Benchmark

Best funds for transparency revealed: where did your fund rank?

The Global Pension Transparency Benchmark has revealed the top ranking funds globally for transparency of disclosure across cost, governance, performance and responsible investment. Click here for the results of 75 funds across 15 countries.

CalPERS weathers SVB hit; resilience and transparency pays

Norway's sovereign wealth fund and Sweden’s largest pension fund Alecta are among funds with heavy losses from the SVB collapse. For CalPERS, which only had a small exposure, the tumultuous weekend highlighted the importance of resilience and transparency with the team quick to identify exposures and provide analysis.
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LACERA: Why rebalancing is asset allocation’s best friend

Rebalancing back to asset class strategic ranges after a market rise or fall is one of the most vital seams of strategy at the $70.1 billion LACERA. It ensures the investment team remain consistent with investment policy statements, don’t try and time the market and avoid behavioural biases according to CIO Jonathan Grabel who calls is “the best long-term strategy we have”.
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Growth equities to shine in 2023 if interest rates stabilise

For investors who believe interest rates will stabilise in 2023, growth equities such as electric vehicles, emerging markets fintech and some luxury brands could be strong investment prospects, according to equity portfolio specialist Raj Shant from Jennison Associates.