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Brightwell ponders implications of shake up in UK pension scheme surpluses

New rules may enable employers to tap surplus funds built up in defined benefit plans in the UK. It remains unclear if this would alter investment strategy and see these funds invest more investment in so-called productive assets rather than UK government bonds.
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Giants APG and GPIF collaborate on infra

Two of the biggest pension funds in the world, the Dutch APG and Japan’s GPIF, have joined forces to invest in large scale infrastructure deals. The move comes as APG Asia head Thijs Aaten says he envisages more than half of the fund’s real assets will be in Asia.
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CalSTRS’ sustainability strategy: Net zero and investing in opportunities

CalSTRS’ net zero strategy has provided a new level of focus and anchor for the 220-person investment team. Kirsty Jenkinson, investment director for the sustainable investment and stewardship strategies at the fund, explains its evolution including integrating climate scenarios into its asset liability modelling study.
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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Japan’s GPIF under spotlight following plans to expand manager pool

Japan’s giant GPIF will expand its manager pool and eliminate certain criteria used in selecting asset managers, a move that comes as the country’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida aims to elevate the standard of the country’s asset owners, and build Japan into a wealth management powerhouse.

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Why the future of humanity lies in Asia 

Global strategy advisor and economist Parag Khanna said Asians’ movements around the world and their increasingly deep intra-region relationships will have massive geopolitical and workforce impacts on global markets. 
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Ford’s Roy Swan on how the Church of England is tackling its slavery legacy

Roy Swan, director, mission investments at the Ford Foundation, is helping The Church Commissioners for England set up a new impact fund to tackle its slavery legacy. He tells Top1000funds.com about how the fund will provide grants and make impact investments intended to increase access to capital for Black-led businesses.
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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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Korea Investment Corporation focuses on alternatives push

KIC is looking to boost its alternatives allocation - particularly private credit - both directly and through managers. Influenced by what it sees as an unfolding AI-led industrial revolution it is looking for opportunities in fast-developing sectors including AI, semiconductors and healthcare, and has opened an office in Mumbai.
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Real estate drags for Swiss fund MPK but climate proofing gathers momentum

Migros-Pensionskasse (MPK) the CHF28.2 billion ($30 billion) pension fund for Switzerland’s largest retailer, Migros, has done much to reduce emissions in its real estate allocation. But balancing adding value with the cost of integrating sustainability is a challenge.