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UN pension’s journey in sustainability

It began with simple restrictions on investments in tobacco and firearms. Years later, the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund has added new metrics, technology, data sets and engagement, in support of the philosophy that ESG factors and the sustainable development goals breed superior long-term returns.
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What is the right level of cash?

The $54 billion United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund has adapted to be more dynamic in its asset allocation, a result of lessons learned from the crisis and new stress-testing capabilities. The belief in active management still resonates with the fund beating its 10-year policy objectives. Amanda White spoke to the director of the investment […]
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UN fund enters 21st century

With total portfolio costs of only 15.3 basis points, the $43-billion United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund is one of the most efficiently run pension funds in the world – not bad for a fund that has investments in 41 countries and 23 currencies. This year it embarked on an operations overhaul to bring even […]
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UN fund increases indirect exposure

The $38 billion United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF) has begun to implement the recommendations of the Hewitt Ennis Knupp asset-liability study which, among other things, recommended higher allocations to indirect assets, emerging markets and private equity. asset liability modelling, emerging markets, FISUNSPF, Hewitt Ennis Knupp, indirect assets, strategic asset allocation, UNJSPFAsset Owner: White […]
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How active management saved the UN

The $32 billion United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund has outperformed due to a commitment to active management, a willingness to invest away from the trending market, and a realistic target return. (click on the photo for more…) UN, United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund, UNJSPFAsset Owner: White is responsible for the content across all […]
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How active management saved the UN

The $32 billion United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund has outperformed due to a commitment to active management, a willingness to invest away from the trending market, and a realistic target return. UN, United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund, UNJSPFAsset Owner:United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund White is responsible for the content across all Conexus […]
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How active contrarian realism saved the UN

active management, Suzanne Bishopric, UN, United NationsAsset Owner: White is responsible for the content across all Conexus Financial’s institutional media and events. In addition to being the editor of top1000funds.com, she is responsible for directing the bi-annual Fiduciary Investors Symposium. Amanda's Profile
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UN fund increases equities exposure

The $37 billion United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund increased its allocation to equities by 4 per cent in the past quarter, at the expense of real estate and bonds, and is now overweight the asset class, as it continues to support active management. Asset Owner: White is responsible for the content across all Conexus […]