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How CPP Investments uses leverage: Lessons for CalPERS

The CIO of Canada Pension Plan Investments, Edwin Cass, shares insights on the benefits of leverage, the impact on liquidity and the governance structures for success.
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Impact: ‘Losing the plot’ or better long-term returns?

Giant Dutch pension provider, PGGM, has been a leader in embracing 3D portfolios shaped around risk, return and impact. Top1000funds.com talks to Piet Klop the new head of responsible investment about the journey so far and what is next in linking the portfolio to positive real-world outcomes.
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CalPERS’ chair leaves legacy of responsibility

Henry Jones, who will resign as president of the CalPERS board on January 21, leaves behind a new mindset at the fund of tackling big systemic issues including sustainability and racism.
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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Asset owners reflect on what to expect in 2022

Asset owners think in years rather than months, but investors expect a handful of key areas will define the year ahead. A clearer view on inflation; poor bond performance and a resurgence in labour rights to name a few.

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Sustainability

Investing in the backbone of the future energy system

Power prices will not fall to zero in a world of renewables and renewable energy generation ebbs and flows require smoothing and investment in new technologies according to experts on renewable energy. Gas will be in the system longer as a bridge fuel, and investors should also explore opportunities in construction-ready or operational fixed-price renewable […]
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Sustainability in Practice

This conference is an urgent call to action for all investors to influence investee companies to change their focus and put people before profits to create a more sustainable economy, and to wake up to the crucial role they play in ensuring a sustainable recovery.

April 20-22, 2022 | Zurich, Switzerland

Fiduciary Investors Symposium

SUITABLE FOR: Institutional investors, chairs of investment committees and specialist consultants from the world’s largest pension, sovereign wealth and endowment funds.

This event will co-ordinate academics specialising in investment management and behavioural finance.
It will explore the applicability of the efficient market hypothesis in the current market environment – across different asset classes – and the tension between efficient markets and quantitative techniques with behavioural finance and fundamental analysis – challenging investors to think differently about asset allocation and investments, governance and decision-making.

May 23-25, 2022 | University of Chicago Booth School of Business
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New York State Common engages on political spending

The New York State Common Retirement Fund has ratcheted up pressure on companies in its listed equity portfolio to disclose their political spending in what it calls a “priority issue,” up there with climate, DEI and capital management. Liz Gordon, executive director of corporate governance, explains.
Podcasts
Fiduciary Investors Series

Sustainability: From inception to mainstream

Amanda White, director of institutional content at Conexus Financial, dives into the past, present and future of responsible investment with PRI’s founding executive director, James Gifford, and current outgoing CEO, Fiona Reynolds.

Fiduciary Investors Podcast Series

Global Pension Transparency Benchmark
In-house Investments

Insourcing an indicator for better outcomes

Based on empirical evidence alone, funds that insource or internalise end up with better outcomes, both on a net and gross value-added basis, according to CEM Benchmarking data which draws from the evidence of some 300 funds in 17 major pension markets around the world representing $11 trillion of assets.
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Risk

Future Fund positions for changed investment landscape

In its latest position paper, Australia's Future Fund outlines its investment approach in a new investment landscape characterised by the end of 60:40 portfolios, inflation, declining corporate earnings and climate change - amongst others.
Asset Allocation
Asset Allocation

Aussie funds look for competitive edge

The CIOs of two of Australia’s largest asset owners, Aware Super and UniSuper are looking to enhance their competitive advantage in an increasingly concentrated superannuation market.
Asset classes
FIS Digital – November 2021

Real estate’s risks and opportunities ahead

As the demise of the office component in real estate allocations continues investors are favouring data centres, warehousing and low cost accommodation.