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Aussie investors should get out more: Urwin

Australian institutions’ prevailing home-country equity bias was based on a series of lucky breaks for the domestic market and was not worth the concentration risks to which it exposed investors, said Roger Urwin, Towers Watson’s global head of investment content.

Investors must lift ESG reporting standards: MSCI

As MSCI moves to expand its sustainability research capability to emerging markets, its global head of index and ESG research, Remy Briand, has urged investors to dramatically improve their reporting standards to make good on their ESG cause.

Investors fail in long-term market

Our obsession with quarterly corporate earnings is a market failure, according to Colin Melvin, CEO of Hermes Equity Ownership Services, and can only be corrected by action from institutional asset owners.
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Make the most of your funds managers

Access to investment smarts and better fee alignment are just some of the benefits institutional investors can gain through their mandates with funds managers, says Craig Baker, global head of manager research with Towers Watson.
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Funds seed for the future

Two major pension funds from the Netherlands and Canada – ABP and OMERS – have seeded an innovation and technology program to invest in their domestic knowledge economies. Called inkef capital, it has already begun searching for the success stories of the future.