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OECD, ITUC call for more green investment

Amid calls from global leaders for pension funds to invest more in the green economy, institutional green investments still languish at less than 1 per cent of portfolios. A recent OECD report looks at some of the barriers facing investors wanting to invest more in the sector, with regulatory uncertainty and a lack of suitable […]
Analysis

Minimising currency exposure

Ron Liesching, chairman of Mountain Pacific Group, an investment firm that contributed to the development of the FTSE Wealth Preservation Unit, examines a new solution to managing currency risk. Global investors struggle with one central issue, currency risk. Now there is a new solution: the FTSE Wealth Preservation Unit (WPU). The WPU is a diversified […]
Sustainability

Investors’ climate summit

After a tentative agreement was achieved by global leaders in Durban in December more than 500 global investors will meet at the United Nations next week to discuss the investment needed to address climate change. The chief executive officers of CalPERS and CalSTRS, as well as the comptrollers of New York’s state and local public […]
Research

Deconstructing Herding

This World Bank policy research paper examines the herding behaviour of pension funds, concluding that funds herd more in assets for which they have less market information and when risk increases. Moreover, herding is more prevalent across funds that narrowly compete with each other. herding pension funds, World BankAsset Owner: White is responsible for the […]
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