Amanda White is editor of www.top1000funds.com, the online news and analysis site for the world's largest institutional investors. She has been an investment journalist for more than 14 years and has edited industry journals including Investment & Technology, Investor Weekly and MasterFunds Quarterly. She was previously editorial director of InvestorInfo and has worked as a freelance journalist for the Australian Financial Review, CFO magazine and Asset. She holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Master of Arts in Journalism.
Fiduciary Investors Symposium April 15-17 2018, Oxford
The workplace pension asked its members what they wanted during the decumulation phase. The answers led to a default product that aims for assurances in older age, while still offering options.
Asset owners are lowering return targets, shrinking active long-only allocations and getting tough on fees as harsh outlooks persist, the annual Top1000funds.com/Casey Quirk survey reveals.
PGGM's Jaap van Dam and Kempen's Lars Dijkstra say that asset owners with long-term horizons should look for managers who can analyse industries and companies to find intrinsic value.
Ontario Teachers must pay well to attract talent for in-house management, but its results are worth it. The fund's ways of linking remuneration to performance hold lessons for the world.
When the £16 billion BBC Pension Scheme started moving away from active listed strategies, it was time to rethink its interactions with external managers, starting with a few key questions.
You can't beat the market if you are the market. That's reality for Japan's behemoth pension fund; therefore, it looks to improve overall returns by engaging and investing with an ESG focus.
The CIO of Australia's sovereign wealth fund has added risk to the portfolio showing optimism about the short-term outlook but remains cautious about the medium and long term.
The $268 billion PGGM mapped its entire portfolio based on the effects it had on 'the people and the planet'. For the sustainability-focused giant, the results were surprising.
Choices people make when they enter defined-contribution schemes tend not to change, even after fraud allegations, a paper from behavioural economist Richard Thaler and other academics states.
APG is one of the few large asset owners putting AI to work effectively in its investment process. Amanda White looks at how it is integrating machine learning and more to enhance decisions.
The C$337 billion CPPIB works towards a full understanding of its external managers’ strategies. These efforts, plus a customised fee structure, ensure a focus on long horizons.