- Actions speak louder than words: Society of Pension Consultants president Roger Mattingly
- Anton van Nunen: Difficult times call for extraordinary advice
- Aquila launches first fixed income risk parity fund
- BlackRock reorganises DC business and names Purvis as ‘CEO’
- Building steadily: what next for infrastructure?
- FCA finds no need for new transition management rules
- Green bonds
- LGPS infrastructure investment limits set to double
- Mannion quits GSK to join John Lewis
- NAPF Conference: PIP to appoint chief executive
- Neil Woodford leaves Invesco after 25 years
- NEST in talks to join infrastructure platform – EXCLUSIVE
- No place like home: investing in residential property
- PIP begins search for investment managers
- Prevailing odds
- QE uncertainty hurting insurers’ income streams and driving them into riskier assets, says BlackRock
- Regulator issues asset-backed contribution guidance
- Schemes continue move out of equities
- Schemes shift from equities to bonds, hedge funds and cash, says regulator
- Schroders launches ILS fund
- Seeking returns: insurance companies and the low yield dilemma
- Shiller shares Nobel Prize for asset price analysis
- Sovereign debt: the gorilla in the room
- Tesco’s Smith announced as new NAPF chairman
- Threadneedle launches social bond fund
- Unconstrained investing: is freedom from indices the future?
- USS invests £392m in Heathrow Airport
- Watching out for the risk/return trade-off: Zurich Insurance Group’s Tom Rogers
Asset managers should “not even think about” passing on the cost of forthcoming financial market regulation to pension schemes, a chief investment officer (CIO) has warned.
NAPF Investment Conference: More than half of schemes believe infrastructure is ‘intelligent’ investment
More than half of delegates at the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) Investment Conference believe infrastructure will be the most intelligent investment for the next five years.
Last year was peppered with trade finance securitisation issuance. Given the successful placement of these deals in the capital markets, it would appear that investors have finally started sitting up and taking notice of trade finance assets, but why?
Bond investors selecting benchmark indices against which to measure performance and risk assume that those indices are good representations of the investment universe. This assumption is flawed, as bond indices are constructed on the basis of rules resulting in distortions and misrepresentations. While not new, such flaws have recently gained greater visibility.