For the third consecutive year the retirement income systems of The Netherlands, Iceland and Denmark were given the highest rating in the Mercer CFA Institute Global Pension index, with Israel also joining the top rank this year.
A recent OECD report argues that pension funds have a vital role to play in helping finance the COVID recovery in areas like infrastructure and SME investment. Yet it also warns of pension funds’ limitations when it comes to investing in illiquid assets, and the risks.
Singapore’s GIC invested more than any other SWF last year and fuelled by buoyant oil revenues, Gulf SWFs have had and are expected to continue their investment rampage. Elsewhere, hedge funds have proved one of the most successful allocations, particularly for ADIA, says Global SWF in its annual report.
ADIA is setting up ADIA Labs in another boost to its tech capabilities. Focussing on data science, AI, machine learning and quantum computing, the research unit will help inform global trends set to drive returns in the future like the transition, blockchain, financial inclusion or space.
ESG-focussed investors are having a hard time justifying their China exposure to boards. They will need to develop new narratives if they want to stay in the China game, argues historian Stephen Kotkin.
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