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Financial services risks redundancy if leaders don’t step up on AI

The financial services industry is well positioned to benefit from the “exponential upside” resulting from the use of AI, but its senior leaders are not bold enough in embracing and using AI, according to speakers at the Amundi World Investment Forum.
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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.
FIS Toronto 2024

Why simplicity matters in total portfolio approach

The key to implementing a successful total portfolio approach is not about creating complexities, but rather maintaining simplicity within the shared lexicon of an investment team, said two of the approach's most well-known adopters.
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New Jersey opens up to Next Gen managers

New Jersey already invests 18 per cent of its $11 billion private equity programme with emerging managers. Now it's rolling out its platform to Next Generation real estate and private credit managers too
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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HOOPP’s constant portfolio refresh; focus on liquidity

An increased focus on liquidity management through factors, a leaning towards public markets and robust risk management are all key to implementing HOOPP’s “maniacal focus on liquidity” that helps CIO Michael Wissell sleep at night. Amanda White spoke to the Toronto-based investment chief ahead of the Fiduciary Investors Symposium.

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FIS Toronto 2024

Same same, but different: Governance lessons from three markets

Despite global pension markets’ varying levels of maturity, the goal of combining portfolio resilience with meeting fund objectives is the same, and it can be achieved through different manifestations of governance structures.
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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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FIS Toronto 2024

Investors must (creatively) make room for sustainable assets in portfolios

The investment path to net zero may not always be clear. With no dedicated asset class and shifting risk profiles for energy transition-critical assets, the Fiduciary Investors Symposium heard that asset owners need to be flexible and ready to creatively make room in their portfolios when the right opportunities arise.
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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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Shared investment objective critical to portfolio resilience: Bridgewater

Investors who are looking to build portfolio resilience better get their team on the same page first about the underlying investment objectives in play, said Bridgewater co-CIO Karen Karniol-Tambour at the Fiduciary Investors Symposium.
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FIS Toronto 2024

‘Golden age of private credit’ comes with idiosyncratic risks: Pictet

Pictet private debt head Andreas Klein says “mainstream” private credit investments have run their course as buyout activity decreases and global regulators up their oversight. Instead, investors should consider “micro-niches”, but he warns these emerging corners of the market come with hidden and unique risks.