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Cutting through the noise to find investment opportunities

Professional Pensions | 24 Oct 2014 | 13:18 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Direct approaches from asset managers are often considered a distraction for scheme managers. Yet, among these time thieves there could be some relevant investment opportunities. Angele Spiteri Paris reports.

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Countdown to DC flexibility

Helen Powell highlights key issues for trustees before April 2015.

Professional Pensions | 23 Oct 2014 | 13:46 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Emerging Market investment: country selection is key

Following a volatile period emerging markets are looking like a good opportunity for investors who can learn from past mistakes, says Charlotte Moore

Professional Pensions | 09 Oct 2014 | 13:42 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Boom and bust: Are schemes too sensitive to bubbles?

Natasha Browne looks at the factors that help to contribute to asset bubbles and asks if schemes are too cautious

Professional Pensions | 03 Oct 2014 | 11:42 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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How will CDC fit into the UK pensions landscape?

Claire van Rees discusses potential issues involved with CDC

Professional Pensions | 18 Sep 2014 | 11:40 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Sustainable infrastructure: An allocation for long-term assets

Philippe Zaouati explains the unique qualities of the sustainable infrastructure asset class

Professional Pensions | 18 Sep 2014 | 11:38 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Finding value in a market of strong performers

After a period of exceptional market conditions, Charlotte Moore looks at the steps asset allocators are taking to ensure decent medium-term returns

Professional Pensions | 18 Sep 2014 | 11:30 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Schemes must diversify in the face of global instability

With fresh stories of global conflict and turmoil making the headlines, Charlotte Moore discovers schemes must stick to the basics and diversify investment in order to protect returns from geopolitical risk

Professional Pensions | 11 Sep 2014 | 13:03 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Is retirement reform heading in the right direction?

Many people look to the US and Australia as models of DC best practice. However, are we right to follow their lead when it comes to decumulation? Helen Morrissey takes a closer look.

Professional Pensions | 04 Sep 2014 | 14:50 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Funding: The rocky road to self-sufficiency

Natasha Browne explores the issues scheme trustees face on their journey to self-sufficiency and beyond.

Professional Pensions | 23 Jul 2014 | 13:14 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Briefing: The issues to consider when diversifying DC default funds

Equities still dominate the majority of default funds. Charlotte Moore looks at the issues to consider when diversifying.

Professional Pensions | 16 Jul 2014 | 13:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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ESG: Do we need minimum standards?

Natasha Browne looks at whether ESG products should be standardised.

Professional Pensions | 15 Jul 2014 | 12:56 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Lessons from Australia (2): The challenges of complexity and lump sum retirement

Jonathan Stapleton hears about the challenges the Australian pensions system is facing from former minister for superannuation Nick Sherry

Professional Pensions | 11 Jul 2014 | 11:47 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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