SimCorp research focuses on pension fund best practice

SimCorp Strategy Lab, a private research institution, designed to challenge industry best-practice on issues relating to mitigating risk, reducing cost and enabling growth in the investment management industry, has set up four new sector-specific research groups including a separate group focused on pension funds.     

With the groups set up so academics and practitioners can collaborate and debate, each group will produce research-based white papers in the next year, seeking to convey the current state of knowledge within the four sectors and point the way forward from a management-strategy and public-policy perspective.

The white papers will be debating key industry issues for the immediate and medium-term future, as well as present options and recommendations.

The four sectors, and their leaders are:

Investment funds: Professor Martin Gruber, Stern School of Business, New York University

Asset management: Professor Stephen Brown, Stern School of Business, New York University

Pension funds: Professor Massimo Massa, INSEAD

Insurance funds: Executive-in-residence and Adjunct Professor John Biggs, Stern School of Business, New York University

The research teams will meet for the first time at the SinCorp Dimension international user community meeting in Berlin this week.

At that meeting SimCorp Strategy Lab is also seeking applicants for the SimCorp Strategy Excellence Awards, which will award outstanding and innovative leaders in the ability to mitigate risk, reduce cost and enable growth.

The SimCorp Strategy Lab is headed by Ingo Walter, Seymour Milstein Professor of Finance, Corporate Governance and Ethics at Stern School of Business, New York University.

An example of past research is available here. Global+Investment+Management+Growth+Survey+2010

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