Alleviating global poverty

In this Fiduciary Investors Series podcast Amanda White talks to Esther Duflo, the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics at MIT and current Nobel Prize winner in Economics about the impact of the coronavirus pandemi
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Meng talks CalPERS leverage plan

In a fireside chat, CIO of CalPERS Ben Meng talks about how the fund wants to use leverage to push deeper into private assets, while Ronald Wuijster, chief executive officer, APG Asset Management said the policy response has made taking advantage of buying opportunities difficult.
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COVID-19 vaccination by year-end: Oxford

The only solution to the problem of COVID-19 is a vaccination. Oxford University's Jenner Institute is one of the organization's racing to provide a vaccine, and it's director Adrian Hill believes the Institute could have cracked it by year-end.
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Distressed debt: No repeat of 2008

Founder of SVPGlobal, Victor Khosla tells FIS 2020 delegates that although the opportunities in distressed debt are significant, investors should pick and choose. It's not like 2008.
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MP3 dangerous but necessary

Current fiscal and monetary policies are taking the world down a necessary, but dangerous path, according to co-CIO of Bridgewater Greg Jensen. He told investors asset allocations should focus on diversification, and assets that benefit from fiscal and monetary policy moving together.
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FIS 2020: Positioning portfolios

For some investors, plunging equity valuations in March were an opportunity to ‘get back in’ at reasonable prices. More recently the rapid recovery has been a cause to position conservatively once again.
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The vaccine

This session looks at the development of a vaccine for COVID-19 and what cooperation is needed to fight the virus.
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Learning from real estate

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted the way we work and live in unprecedented ways that are impacting how we consume. This session examines what this means for the asset class opportunities and risks as well as learnings for the whole portfolio.
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Global risk outlook

This session examines the rapidly changing risks to the global economy and the need for new ways of behaving, making decisions and even reversing decisions.
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CPP Investment’s COVID journey

In this Fiduciary Investors Series podcast Amanda White talks with Geoffrey Rubin, chief investment strategist at CPP Investments, which manages the investments of Canada’s largest pension fund with about C$410 billion of assets.
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COVID-19 and the role of sustainability

This conversation with Joel Pohin, director of the portfolio management division, Caisse des Depots looks at how the fund is positioning the portfolio during this time of uncertainty and the role of sustainability in the short and long term.
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The importance of resilience

Already OPTrust’s portfolio can best be described as resilient. But CIO James Davis, who started his career in October 1987, expects global macro economic changes from this crisis that we have never seen before and he wants to position the portfolio for whatever is around the corner.
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Where is the illiquidity premium?

Investors allocate to private equity with the expectation of achieving superior returns relative to public-market investments. This approach has generally paid off in corporate private equity with return premiums that have compensated investors for the risk of illiquidity. However, the same cannot be said for real estate private equity.
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REIT recovery buying

The global health crisis and recession have turned property markets upside down in dramatic fashion, as shelter-in-place orders have given certain tenants the economic and political cover to avoid or delay rent payments.
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Quantitative science

Fixed income investing has undergone a sea change in the past decade. By tossing out some active management orthodoxies and embracing new technologies and quantitative techniques, we believe some managers are better equipped to capture unique insights and excess returns for their clients.