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Is innovation in finance a good thing?

Innovation is usually viewed by economists as a productivity-enhancing force, powering economic growth in modern capitalist societies. But damage can also be done by innovations, especially in the financial sector where agency issues create the potential for negligence and rent extraction. A more cautious perspective might help investors and policymakers better manage the risks that inevitably accompany financial innovations and contribute to more stable and efficient markets.
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Why ATP adopted the FX Global Code

ATP is one of only five pension funds globally to officially adopt the FX Global Code by signing the “statement of commitment to the FX global code”. Thomas Bengtsson, senior portfolio manager at ATP and the fund’s representative on the Scandinavian FX Committee, explains why it is important for the fund.
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Infra risks misunderstood

Investors in infrastructure do know how much risk they are taking and they are not happy about it, according to the 2019 EDHECinfra/G20 survey. This is the first installment of a three part series examining the results according to asset allocation, monitoring and risk management.
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What can the past teach us?

Institutional investors' investment strategy should be serving the China middle class and the dislocation from within Asia, according to Stephen Kotkin,Professor of History and International Affairs at Princeton University speaking at the Fiduciary Investors Symposium at Cambridge University. He explored what the geopolitical conflicts of the past can teach us about the future. He looked at some of the key points in history, how China, the European Union and the US have survived, and what it means for the future.
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Chiefs outline risks in global economy

The impact of inequality, the skills gap in employment, looming cyber risks and the fragility in Europe makes the chiefs of five financial services firms wary about the outlook for the global economy, delegates at the Milken Institute Global Conference heard.
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MetallRente builds risk return culture

A new fund in Germany combining liquidity, dynamic equity exposure and strong ESG focus is against the mould of the country’s more conservative, insurance-led investment style, and Heribert Karch, managing director of MetallRente which offers the fund, is determined to bring a return-seeking investment culture to Germany.
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Financial professionals should leverage

Financial professionals must learn to leverage disruption so that it can be used to clearly establish our purpose and our value to our clients and our investors. CFA Institute's CEO Paul Smith argues we should not fear it, nor should we fight it.
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NY State Common’s climate plan

The New York State Common Decarbonization Advisory Panel, set up to advise the Comptroller, as trustee of the $209.1 billion New York State Common Retirement Fund, on how best to mitigate investment risks stemming from climate change and maximise opportunities from the new, low-carbon economy, has handed down its report this week. It has clear lessons for all asset owners.
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