In our second feature looking ahead to FIS 2020, we highlight how the conference will focus on growing calls for a sustainable recovery and purposeful companies. Nobel prize winner Esther Duflo will talk on solutions to inequality, magnified during the pandemic.
In the first of four articles looking ahead to FIS 2020, we highlight how the event will focus on de-globalisation and geopolitical stress, particularly the deteriorating relationship between China and the US. Elsewhere, FIS delegates will hear how asset owners are positioning their portfolios in today's challenging environment.
Active equity has been the main driver of performance at Norway’s biggest municipal pension fund, the $11 billion Oslo Pensjonsforsikring, which uses the same exclusion list as Norway’s giant $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund.
Sarah RundellMay 25, 2020
The coronavirus is an unprecedented test for the UK’s eight Local Government Pension Scheme asset pools. The London Collective Investment Vehicle, the pooling manager for the pension assets of London’s 32 boroughs has lost 15 per cent of the value of its portfolio for the month, and CEO Mike O’Donnell says ensuring liquidity and diversification are priorities in the months ahead.
Sarah RundellApril 23, 2020
The French SWF, FRR, is preparing to invest more in equities and illiquid assets as important reforms extend its time horizon. With the coronavirus crisis delaying the asset allocation decisions the fund is operating in an "intermediate context", slowly shifting out of bonds and into equities.
Sarah RundellApril 2, 2020