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Santiago Principles need update: panel

The Santiago Principles have made a great impact on transparency and accountability for sovereign wealth funds but need a refresh to offer guidance amid increasing tension between global and local mandates and a tougher regulatory environment, a panel declared.
Analysis

Opportunities in Europe

Investors and academics agree that political developments in Greece are important because they may shape how financial markets will respond to future political situations in the Eurozone. But according to Olivier Rousseau, the executive director of the FFR, the French pension reserve fund, there is more hype outside of the Eurozone on the implications of […]
Opinion

G7 agreement shows benefits of engaging policymakers

Fiona Reynolds, managing director at the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) discusses why it’s in everyone’s interests for more investor voices to be heard between now and November before the world’s nations converge at COP21 in Paris.   The announcement that the G7 leading industrial nations have agreed to cut greenhouse gases by phasing out the use of […]
In Conversation

Blinder: a power of paradox at Princeton

Pension funds or any investor holding a slug of long-term fixed income needs to factor in some capital losses soon, says Princeton academic and former vice president of the Federal Reserve, Alan Blinder. “The timing is difficult to predict, but three or 15 months, it doesn’t matter. It is predictable,” he says. “The unpredictable part […]
Research

IMF assess China’s financial system stability

The International Monetary Fund has conducted a detailed analysis of the stability of the Chinese financial system. The stability of the financial system of the world’s second biggest economy has come under the spotlight as concerns about price bubbles in real estate markets, spiralling local government debt, and the sharp increase in off-balance sheet lending […]