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In conversation with Simon Pilcher, USS

0 In conversation with Simon Pilcher, USS In this Fiduciary Investors Series podcast Amanda White speaks to Simon Pilcher the chief executive of USS Investment Management, which manages assets for USS, the largest private pension scheme in the UK about the complexity of a sustainable strategy – including divestment and manager expectations – as well [...]
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Liability driven investing 2.0: How HOOPP is evolving its investment strategy

In this Fiduciary Investors Series podcast, Amanda White talks to Jeff Wendling, chief executive of HOOPP – the C$94 billion Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan. In 2007, HOOPP moved to a liability driven investing approach, which included a large allocation to bonds and internal management. In a very different interest rate environment it is now exploring if that is still a relevant approach.

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Can America be great again?

With only a few days before the US election Amanda White speaks with Stephen Kotkin, the John P Birkelund Professor in History and International Affairs at Princeton University, about what it would take to actually make America great again.

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Improving alternative investment industry practices: John Claisse

In this Fiduciary Investors Series podcast, Amanda White speaks with John Claisse, the chief executive of Albourne Partners. Albourne, which is a leading consultant focused on alternative investments, has been advocating for better practice within the alt

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Andrew Parry on staying relevant in a changing world

In this Fiduciary Investors Series podcast, Amanda White talks to Andrew Parry, head of sustainable investment at Newton Investment Management about the complexity of sustainable investment, and the role of the finance industry in guiding investors to cho

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Florida’s Ash Williams on opportunities in a crisis

In this Fiduciary Investors Series podcast Amanda White talks to Ash Williams, the executive director and chief investment officer of the Florida State Board of Administration about managing a large institutional portfolio in a time of crisis.
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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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Is Europe in trouble?

In this Fiduciary Investors series podcast Amanda White talks to Iain Begg, Professsorial Research Fellow at the European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science, about the economic and social turmoil of COVID-19 and the robustness of the EU to deal with this economically.

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Alleviating global poverty: the role of the investor

Esther Duflo, the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics at MIT and current Nobel Prize winner in Economics discusses the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on developing countries, and the role that investors can play in alleviating poverty.

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The future of the corporation

In this Fiduciary Investors Series podcast Amanda White talks to Henry Richards, who is the project lead on the Future of the Corporation at the British Academy. The discussion is part of our exploration of purposeful companies and the premise that we need to redefine business in the 21st century to build trust between corporations, investors and society.

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CalPERS: Leverage, liquidity, inflation

In this Fiduciary Investors series podcast Amanda White talks to Ben Meng, chief investment officer of CalPERS, the largest pension fund in the United States.
Meng, who oversees an investment office of nearly 400 employees and manages investment portfolios of roughly $400 billion, talks about the fund’s plan to achieve its 7 per return target – including the use of leverage – the liquidity management of the fund and how it could deploy capital during the crisis, and the inflation.

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Responsible capitalism: data challenge

In this Fiduciary Investors Series podcast Amanda White talks to chief executive of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, Janine Guillot, about stakeholder capitalism and the role investors can play in shifting the dial. We discuss the value SASB can play as a tool for decision making and how stakeholder issues can impact performance.

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CPP Investments’ 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. They discuss scenario planning, the benefits of total portfolio management, rebalancing and liquidity as well as the forward-looking view of the global […]

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COVID-19 and the climate hole

In this Fiduciary Investors Series podcast Amanda White talks to Professor Cameron Hepburn,  Professor of Environmental Economics and the director of the economics sustainability programme at the University of Oxford.