USS's COO Howard Brindle is one of the most experienced investment operations executives in the pension industry, he talks about business transformation and the importance of talent.
From quantum computing increasing the risk of damaging cyber attacks to towering global debt levels, pension funds are being urged to adopt clear risk strategies to manage emerging risks.
With its 10th birthday looming, the Future Fund is entering its next incarnation complete with a new investment team structure. AMANDA WHITE spoke to Raphael Arndt, Stephen Gilmore and David Neal. When David Neal, the inaugural chief investment officer of the Future Fund, became its managing director on August 4 last year, his previous role... Read more »
The finance industry is slow in its willingness to innovate around technology, and is behind other industries says Jessica Donohue executive vice president, chief innovation officer and head of advisory and information solutions at State Street. And the cost of that inability, or stubbornness, around technology innovation is not inconsequential. State Street recently released its... Read more »
Analysing equity market returns over a very long period – 1900 to 2014 – reveals a dramatic transformation in the dominance of certain sectors. Elroy Dimson, chair of the Centre for Endowment Asset Management at Cambridge Judge Business School, and emeritus professor of finance at London Business School, outlined the lessons investors can take from... Read more »
From allocating assets in order to achieve a healthy funding status, to keeping up with technology that analyses portfolio risk, the challenges of asset owners are relentlessly evolving. For asset managers, like AQR, the key to their own evolution and success is how to be more relevant to clients. AQR keeps clients’ needs firmly within... Read more »
There are two things that drive the newly appointed global chief operating officer of State Street Global Advisors, Greg Ehret, in his bid to improve the client experience: the retirement business is a cause worth working on and the clients are the reason the business exists. Ehret was appointed to the new position at SSgA,... Read more »
If Tony Broccardo, head of Oak Pensions Asset Management, the investment arm of the £23-billion ($35.6-billion) pension fund for employees of London-headquartered bank, Barclays, wasn’t a fund manager he would have been an architect. But Broccardo has applied similar skills of stress testing, planning and making something structurally secure to the return-seeking fund, one of... Read more »