Speaking at USS’s 2022 Institutions’ Meeting, Simon Pilcher told stakeholders that the asset manager had navigated market turmoil in the UK bond market by having less leverage than peer funds and diversification, explaining USS also hedges inflation and interest rate risk with US bonds.
NBIM has unveiled its latest investment strategy for the period 2023 to 2025 outlining a contrarian approach and greater integration of technology in its investment processes in a quest to become the best large investment fund in the world.
Navigating the two challenges of heightened macro uncertainty and an increased allocation to private assets could require a fundamental evolution of the asset-allocation process, argue Grace Qiu Tiantian and Ding Li from Singapore’s GIC in a paper written with MSCI’s Peter Shepard entitled Building Balanced Portfolios for the Long Run.
A focus on partnering with specialist, differentiated, active managers with help from “the best board in America” has generated more than 200 basis points a year for TIFF. Amanda White looks at the fund’s approach to manager sourcing and the opportunities for alpha in a tough investing environment.
Markets have not begun discounting a decline in corporate earnings as Central Banks, serious about taming inflation, continue to destroy demand. Investors should expect another contraction. Meanwhile recent market moves in the UK suggest the growing risk of policy missteps, particularly if rate rises become politicised.
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