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Geopolitics: portfolio implications

For most investors recognising whether geopolitical tensions are a short term blip, or a long-term systemic shift is key to understanding how those risks inform investment decisions. Amanda White spoke to investors about the impact of geopolitical risk on their portfolios.
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Geopolitics: risk or opportunity?

The challenge around geopolitical risk is determining how sustained or long-lasting any particular risk is. Angela Rodell, CEO of Alaska Permanent sees opportunity in having a view of the world.
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Tough times greet new CalPERS CIO

Ben Meng isn’t easing into his role. The new CIO of CalPERS faces three new board members, a stressed private equity program and executive turnover, all under the pressure of a 70 per cent funded status and a maturing membership at the $340 billion fund.
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Homogenous behaviour imperils markets

Global markets are more interconnected than ever. That provides many benefits but it also has its drawbacks. Chief among those is the potential for investors to move in lockstep when driven by fear or euphoria, creating feedback loops that can result in crashes.
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Managing risk across multiple horizons

Most asset owners have to manage several time frames to be long-term investors but most risk-management tools address only one investment period. A new paper by Focusing Capital on the Long Term attempts to solve this problem by providing a new set of tools.
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London’s TfL takes ESG message to masses

The £11 billion TfL Pension Fund has released its first-ever annual sustainability report. The fund for public-sector transport workers hopes the report will help bring more members on board with its well-established ESG strategy and also make clear to its asset managers what it expects of them.
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