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FIS Cambridge '19

How to build innovation

Innovation is more important than ever given the uncertain and ambiguous times that lie ahead for institutional investors like climate change, political dysfunction and poor returns. “Returns can only come from an ecosystem that works and we need innovation to do this,” said Roger Urwin, global head of investment content, Willis Towers Watson speaking at the Fiduciary Investors Symposium at Cambridge University.
Asset Allocation

IMCO plots private, inhouse future

The C$60 billion ($48 billion) Investment Management Corporation of Ontario, the latest kid on the block in Canada’s pension scene, is planning its asset allocation 2.0, which will involve more private and direct investments, more internalisation and lower costs. Amanda White spoke to chief executive Bert Clark and chief investment officer Jean Michel.

Year in review

Analysing the most read stories of 2016 reveals some interesting trends. Overwhelmingly the most popular investment stories have been about fees and issues of sustainability.
In Conversation

Overseeing complexity with Rotman-ICPM

A week-long Board Effectiveness Program with peers from around the globe, including those from Canada’s HOOPP and Denmark’s ATP, has given AIMCo board member, Andrea Rosen, a new perspective on best practice. In a business environment where most people are working harder, multi-skilling, facing lower-than-necessary resourcing, staffing and margins, a week-long course could be viewed […]

CalPERS to move $1bn fixed income in-house

CalPERS plans to move $1 billion of its externally-managed international fixed income portfolio in-house in the next 12 months, but it will require board approval to do so. CalPERS, fixed income, in house managementAsset Owner: White is responsible for the content across all Conexus Financial’s institutional media and events. In addition to being the editor […]

Japan disaster registers shocks on the Macro Scale

The natural disaster in Japan, that has tragically killed more than 3,000 people, caused millions of dollars damage and thrown the Middle East off the front pages, could also mark a pivotal moment in investments, with markets back to being triggered by macro concerns. Government Pension Investment Fund of Japan, GPIF, Japan disaster macro concerns, […]