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The wheat and the weeds: Church of England Pensions Board chairman Jonathan Spencer

The wheat and the weeds: Church of England Pensions Board chairman Jonathan Spencer

Investing the pension funds of the clergy naturally brings with it an element of ethical responsibility. As Pensions Board chairman Jonathan Spencer tells Sebastian Cheek: it's not all about the wonga.

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An unhappy comparison?

An unhappy comparison?

The role of benchmarks in a heterogeneous world

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USS members campaign against unethical investment

USS members campaign against unethical investment

Academics belonging to the £40bn Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) have launched a campaign against the fund’s “morally unacceptable” investments.

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Unilever insures £129m of Section 615 pension liabilities

Unilever insures £129m of Section 615 pension liabilities

Unilever has insured £129m of its pension fund for employees working abroad through a buy-in with Legal & General.

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What to do about tightening credit spreads?

Attractive credit opportunities have become tougher to find as spreads tighten. However, there are ways to deal with this to increase returns.

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How inherent cognitive biases and environment can influence company risk

We see biases as systematic errors of judgement - partial or illogical perspectives on sets of information. A financial market is fundamentally the flow of information between people; they are driven by human judgement. Hence, we think markets are perfect for incubating bias.

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Friday View

Friday View

21 November 2014

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