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AP4’s future: nimble and low cost

The Swedish buffer fund AP4’s high allocation to equities has meant its record annual return in 2019 has come tumbling down to a first half result of -2.5 per cent. But its very low cost and nimble nature positions it well for the future.
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Volatility top of mind at NYCERS

John Adler has been chief pension investment advisor to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio since 2015 and sits on the board of four of the five New York City retirement systems. He spoke to Amanda White about the most pertinent conversations around the board tables, the outlook for the five city plans, and the complex job of balancing politics, pensions and investments.
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Strategy at Canada’s newest pension plan

Barbara Zvan started her job last week as the inaugural CEO and president of UPP, the new pension fund that will pool three existing Canadian university pension funds. She talks to Amanda White about the plans for the fund including the mix of internal and external management.
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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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Harvard endowment goes net zero by 2050

The Harvard endowment is about half way through its transition to external investment management and will work with its service providers to implement the university’s new directive, to position the portfolio in line with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
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