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NETHERLANDS - Dutch asset manager Robeco's heavy emphasis on growing its institutional business has paid off with nearly half of the €4.9bn ($7bn) inflows seen in the first half of the year coming from institutional mandates, CEO Roderick Munsters said.
EUROPE - Scepticism some European allocators feel about the ability of ‘absolute return' funds to achieve their aims has been vindicated so far this month as almost eight in every 10 European funds in the sector lost money in the volatile first three weeks.
NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand superannuation fund is defending against Green Party claims saying it invests in companies manufacturing cluster bombs.
EUROPE - EU rules on the establishment of cross border pensions must be simplified, Aon Hewitt believes.
US - Brian Guthrie has been bumped up to the executive director role of the $105bn Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS).
UK - Higher annuity rates and volatile market conditions have dented retirement prospects for UK workers over the last few months, suggests research from Aon Hewitt.
US - Pimco bond fund manager Bill Gross has acknowledged he made a mistake in betting so heavily against US government bonds earlier this year.
EUROPE - Pension schemes are looking to increase allocations to private equity but demand greater transparency, reporting and risk management from providers, a report suggests.
AUSTRALIA - Prime minister Julia Gillard today rejected the idea of starting a sovereign wealth fund calling superannuation funds themselves "our trillion dollar sovereign wealth fund, but with market benefits".
Standard Life has increased exposure to risk assets in three out of five funds in its Active Plus and Passive Plus workplace pension ranges.
Some 48% of employers are unaware of the services or help they offer to members of their defined contribution (DC) schemes, according to Aon.
Jupiter Asset Management's Abbie Llewellyn-Waters, manager of the Jupiter Global Sustainable Equity strategy, explains why firms need to integrate ESG into their business model