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Plan sponsors urged to take advantage of innovative pension plan design to mitigate risks

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In the fourth industrial revolution, technology is changing at a fast pace with a rolling effect on various industries. It’s also changing how people work, spend their money ...

A ‘hard landing’ for China still not on horizon

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Economic deceleration in China in the fourth quarter of 2018 wasn’t significantly sharper than expected and a hard landing for China still isn’t on the horizon, said Andy ...

Business interruption and cyber incidents top business risks in 2019, survey

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Business interruption and cyber incidents were tied for the top business risks in 2019, according to the 2019 Allianz Risk Barometer. “The big driver with business ...

Investing in a low interest rate environment

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While interest rates have risen, they remain low by long-term historical standards, causing challenges for long-term investors like pension funds. “Because we’re a pension plan, we ...

Private capital dry powder tops US$2 trillion

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Fund managers have quite a bit of private capital  available to deploy, to the tune of US$2.1 trillion as of the end of June 2018, ...

Guggenheim, WWF publish guidelines for sustainable infrastructure investing

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Guggenheim Investments and the World Wildlife Fund have commissioned a study to review sustainability standards for multi-stakeholder infrastructure programs, noting the need for further clarity as ...

Preparing pension investments for an annuity purchase

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Many defined benefit plans’ funded statuses are in relatively good territory, but with an uncertain investment atmosphere on the horizon, is now a good time ...

In an ever-changing Brexit situation, what should investors consider?

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Political risk is here to stay and must be incorporated into investment analysis, said Johanna Kyrklund, global head of multi-asset investments at Schroders, in a ...

Developing ESG, infrastructure considerations for investors in Asia

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The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has been busy, launching a US$500 million credit portfolio comprised of infrastructure-related corporate bonds, quasi-sovereign bonds and green bonds. The Beijing-based ...

With uncertainty surrounding Brexit, is a second referendum the “least bad” solution?

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Brexit is “what seems to be the most chaotic set of political developments in any western country for quite some time,” said Iain Begg, professor ...

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