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“It is about giving something back”

“It is about giving something back”

Andrew Wauchope talks to Mark Dunne about charities and their pension schemes, the secret of being a good trustee and what to expect from the markets in 2018.

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The Dec/Jan issue

The Dec/Jan issue

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News

Bumper year for Europe’s asset managers

Bumper year for Europe’s asset managers

Assets under management and net inflows for Europe’s asset managers reached new heights in 2017, according to Morningstar.

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Retirement assets reach new high

Retirement assets reach new high

The value of global pension assets reached a record high in 2017.

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PIC insures five WPP schemes

PIC insures five WPP schemes

Five defined benefit (DB) pension schemes sponsored by advertising giant WPP have collectively removed £140m of risk.

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PIC closes £725m reinsurance deal

PIC closes £725m reinsurance deal

Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) has off-loaded hundreds of millions of pounds of longevity risk after writing £3.7bn of new business in 2017.

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Features

Opinion

Climate change: Beliefs no longer matter

Climate change: Beliefs no longer matter

Emma Cusworth

Whether you believe in climate change or not, Emma Cusworth explains that investors can no longer ignore its impact on portfolios.

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DC: A cuckoo not a phoenix

DC: A cuckoo not a phoenix

Con Keating

Con Keating looks at the benefits of a collective rather than individual approach to pension schemes.

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Look after your staff and they will look after your business

Look after your staff and they will look after your business

Luke Hildyard

As investors, pension funds need better information about the key drivers of long-term performance of the companies they invest in – and an $8trn coalition of investors say this includes detailed information about the people that work for those companies.

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Attractive REITs market can overcome rate hike misconception

Attractive REITs market can overcome rate hike misconception

Rogier Quirijns

There is a popular investor assumption that REITs, like other yield-based assets, underperform wider equity markets in periods of interest rate increases. However, this is largely a myth.

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The case for CDC

The case for CDC

Con Keating

This month Con Keating puts collective defined contribution schemes under the microscope

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