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AP7 accelerates equity returns with leveraging

The SEK150-billion ($22-billion) AP7 fund supplies the cream on the top of the Swedish public pension system. It essentially delivers premium pensions (in addition to the much larger pay-as-you go component) with a generous dose of equities. It has been able to further sweeten its offering by leveraging the main chunk of its portfolio. AP7 […]
Emerging Markets

Active management and ideal weighting in emerging markets

From a strategic asset allocation point of view, AustralianSuper is one of the most aggressive investors in emerging markets, particularly Asia. About a quarter of the $43-billion fund is in international equities, and nearly half of that is in emerging markets. Equities is the vehicle for AustralianSuper’s emerging market exposure because growth remains the reason […]
Emerging Markets

Opening China: a green light for investor action?

The changing nature and openness of emerging market financial systems mean that constant assessment of the environment is necessary. MSCI is currently considering whether to increase the allocation of China’s weight in the emerging market index to include the nation’s A shares. (Concurrently MSCI Korea and MSCI Taiwan Indices remain under review for a potential […]