If you've received your latest issue of Global Pensions, you may have noticed we have a new look. After publishing for over a decade, we're proud to say we remain the only asset management magazine covering the pensions industry on a world-wide scale.
With that in mind, we’ve enhanced our regional coverage. In every issue, you will find news and in-depth analysis on the latest investment and regulatory trends happening on a region-by-region basis. You’ll find these broken down under the Europe, Americas and Asia/Australasia headings, with occasional coverage coming from Africa and the Middle East.
Our special country focus feature, which readers have consistently indicated to be the most useful coverage for them over the years, will of course remain. In this issue, Chris Panteli looks at how the new Pension Agreement in the Netherlands is forcing the market to embrace DC-style arrangements. He also discovers increasingly complex regulations have local industry experts expecting a boom in the buy-in and buyout markets. (See articles here, here and here)
Some trends extend across regions, and in our global investments section, you’ll find out which investment strategies are gaining steam globally. In this issue we talk about alternative indices joining the mainstream, the record deals expected in the secondary private equity market, and you’ll find an excerpt from our web-debate on managing inflation risks.
Finally, we’re featuring more commentary from pension fund managers worldwide. This month, we hear from William Atwood, executive director of the $11.5bn Illinois State Board of Investment about how the downgrade of US debt last month affects his scheme. If you’re a pension fund manager and want to have your say on current events affecting your pension plan, let me know at [email protected].
The pensions industry has increasingly become a global market, and we’ve created the new design to reflect the industry you’re operating in. I hope you enjoy our new look.
Raquel Pichardo-Allison, Editor
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have launched a refreshed ScamSmart campaign to warn savers about unsolicited pension communications.
Ann Harris OBE and Mike Dailly have been appointed non-executive directors at the upcoming single financial guidance body (SFGB).
Pension schemes are "placing too much focus" on a narrow section of the private debt market where competition is driving down "compelling opportunities", according to Willis Towers Watson.
Barnett Waddingham's head of business development Adrian Cooper has left the consultancy to join TPT Retirement Solutions in a newly-created role.