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UN pension’s journey in sustainability

It began with simple restrictions on investments in tobacco and firearms. Years later, the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund has added new metrics, technology, data sets and engagement, in support of the philosophy that ESG factors and the sustainable development goals breed superior long-term returns.
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What is the right level of cash?

The $54 billion United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund has adapted to be more dynamic in its asset allocation, a result of lessons learned from the crisis and new stress-testing capabilities. The belief in active management still resonates with the fund beating its 10-year policy objectives. Amanda White spoke to the director of the investment […]
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UN fund enters 21st century

With total portfolio costs of only 15.3 basis points, the $43-billion United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund is one of the most efficiently run pension funds in the world – not bad for a fund that has investments in 41 countries and 23 currencies. This year it embarked on an operations overhaul to bring even […]
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How active management saved the UN

The $32 billion United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund has outperformed due to a commitment to active management, a willingness to invest away from the trending market, and a realistic target return. (click on the photo for more…)