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EU must overhaul pensions; fees to blame

It’s well and good for policy makers to insist on saving earlier and for longer, but when all is said and done, pension funds simply too often underperform capital markets, and this is, by and large, due to excessive fees and commissions. The EU needs to take a closer look, argues president of Better Finance, Axel Kleinlein.

Clearing the climate obstacles

In the wake of the Climate Action 100+ annual progress report, CEO of the PRI, Fiona Reynolds calls on corporate boards to step up. And the first action item is to either transform the industry associations they belong to that undermine climate action, or resign from them.

Is active investing doomed?

In what might be seen as a boon, or at-least a close escape from extinction, a review of academic literature finds that investors should not entirely rule out using active funds management. The academic evidence is not sufficient to write-off an active approach, says Geoff Warren, it just depends on the circumstances.

Sometimes, you can trust a hunch

Whether you call it a ‘gut feeling’ or ‘expert intuition’, under the right circumstances and in the right investment environment, it can take you in the right direction.

Emerging markets show more maturity

Many developing nations are proving resilient in the face of market shocks, thanks in part to improvements to institutional domestic capital markets and more sophisticated legislative frameworks.