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Disruption in demographic trends

Demographic trends will have a profound impact on pension funds’ investment returns, argued Patrick Zweifel, chief economist at Pictet Asset Management speaking at the Fiduciary Investors’ Symposium at Harvard University. He said ageing populations mean retirement ages need to rise and will see pension funds increase risk to stretch for returns.

Report predicts reduced role for equities

The McKinsey Global Institute has taken a big-picture look at the way the world is changing, with aging populations in the developed world and economic growth shifting towards the fast-growing emerging market economies.