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Governance

Rising to the challenge

Boards and investment committees must rise to the current challenge, with governance models needing a pivot to respond to the new social distancing norm. Roger Urwin outlines a virtual investment committee model.
Governance

The power of collective investor action

It’s time for the responsible investment community to step up and play its role as long-term holders of capital and call corporations to account. It’s time for asset owners sitting at the apex of the investment chain to lead the financial sector through this crisis. We need to maintain a focus on long-term horizons and support collective action while trying to understand the real issues companies are facing from COVID-19 as well as the flow on effects to our individual portfolios.
Fees

Revolutionising private market reporting

Nearly 10 years ago Lorelei Graye was part of the team at South Carolina that pushed for private market reporting transparency. That experience has motivated her to be a part of the solution in heading up the ADS Initiative to develop global data standards for private capital. We look at the journey to get there.
Governance

The rise of the Sovereign Wealth Fund

In the past 20 years the number of SWFs has grown from 20 to more than 100 with their assets estimated to grow by $500 billion a year. So where do they invest and what impact are they having on the market? Sarah Rundell investigates.
Fees

The bright and dark sides of PE

Analysis of institutional investor private equity allocations shows the differences in implementation styles and related costs are a key driver of a wide dispersion in private equity results. Researchers at CEM Benchmarking show that costs matter, a lot, in PE.
Manager Relationships

Oregon PE revamp shakes off GFC legacy

Oregon Investment Council has committed to investing $3 billion a year in private equity, with the smooth pacing strategy part a response to the fund’s overweight position to poor performing vintages as a result of its allocations before and after the GFC. The investor is also focusing on manager relationships with a focus on accessing new relationships and upsizing the best existing ones; and a new strategy that sees no provider in charge of more than 5 per cent of the portfolio.
Technology

Ford’s global pension data tool

The multi-national car company, Ford, was faced with a massive data challenge as it sought to compare the impact of its 120 pension schemes, which it offers across 36 countries. It hired Redington to help and the result is the first worldwide pensions data analytics tool.
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