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In-house Investments

Insourcing an indicator for better outcomes

Based on empirical evidence alone, funds that insource or internalise end up with better outcomes, both on a net and gross value-added basis, according to CEM Benchmarking data which draws from the evidence of some 300 funds in 17 major pension markets around the world representing $11 trillion of assets.
Governance

Why disclosure and communication are key to pension excellence

Comprehensive, holistic value disclosures and compelling communication are key benchmarks for pension funds. This has been confirmed by the first year experience working with leading global pension funds for the Global Pension Transparency Benchmark, a collaboration between Top1000funds.com and CEM Benchmarking. In year two, in recognition of this belief and communication excellence, we have decided to award bonus points to funds preparing Framework integrated annual reports. Mike Heale looks at four examples of pension funds already using the Framework.
Governance

Pension transparency needs a benchmark

A new Global Pension Transparency Benchmark – the first formal collaboration between Top1000funds.com and CEM Benchmarking - will launch in February 2021 ranking countries, via their underlying pension funds, on four factors: governance and organization; performance; costs; and responsible investing.
Analysis

Pay for performance

Pension fund executive pay varies widely around the globe, with differences based on internal management and alternatives exposures. Amanda White examines pension fund executive pay.
Analysis

Data doesn’t lie: illiquidity premium doesn’t exist

There is no 3 per cent illiquidity premium in private equity, according to research by CEM Benchmarking. A cost drag on private assets cancels out the returns of investing in private equity and real estate for those investors that outsource to external providers, the research finds. CEM Benchmarking, which has a database of 354 pension […]