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How the UK’s MNOPF got on course

Rory Murphy, chair of the Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund, recounts the scheme's journey to delegating investment decisions and says being a good trustee is all about steering the ship.
Investor Profile

Australia’s HESTA makes big changes

HESTA's CIO Sonya Sawtell-Rickson and Willis Towers Watson’s Roger Urwin are guiding a transformation at the fund, including adopting a total portfolio approach and planning an innovation lab.
Asset Owner

TCorp pulls trigger on shake-up

The $70 billion NSW Treasury Corp has reorganised its investment staff to erase most sector divisions, in favour of more centralised portfolio construction and manager selection.
Fiduciary Investors Symposium

Tech alters infrastructure assets

AI and other advances are making assets like toll bridges more challenging. Opportunities are emerging from privatisation but the days of 'set-and-forget' may be coming to an end.

Divestment doesn’t go far enough

Many investors are ridding their portfolios of assets that contribute to human suffering, but that may not go far enough. Tim Hodgson writes that a global fix requires something far more bold.

Pensions add $4.8 trillion in 2017

Pension assets grew by nearly $5 trillion last year and the hottest markets were Australia, Chile and Hong Kong. Go inside the numbers of The Thinking Ahead Institute’s annual pension report.
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A new framework for value metrics

Ideas about how businesses generate value and which groups benefit continue to evolve. The Thinking Ahead Group argues there are four sets of stakeholders, and has metrics in mind for each.

Evolution key to top funds’ growth

The last decade was full of growth for large asset owners. To write a similar story over the next 10 years, they’ll need the self-awareness to fuel the good governance necessary for success.

Where future leaders will focus

The investment industry will need a new kind of leader with a new set of skills to serve the interests of younger generations and create value for society as a whole.
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The long-horizon advantage defined

A long-term investor has an advantage that lies in the skill to identify divergences between price and value in markets, and the willingness to wait for a convergence to take place.

Largest pension funds get bigger

Willis Towers Watson’s report on the top 300 pension funds for 2016 shows the world’s largest 20 funds have increased their share of global pension assets under management by 7.1 per cent.

Top funds’ strengths, challenges

A study of organisational behaviour at 15 of the world’s leading funds found best-practice ideas in risk management and sustainability, along with common challenges in areas such as diversity.