This is the first year since 2007 that all 35 OECD countries are growing but concerns remain over the US and China. Market corrections could be just around the corner, writes Charlotte Moore.
Investors have become more cautious and longer-term in their thinking in an environment of low interest rates according to research commissioned by Principal Global Investors.
After a period of exceptional market conditions, Charlotte Moore looks at the steps asset allocators are taking to ensure decent medium-term returns
Natasha Browne asks whether negative reaction to the outflow from US high yield was exaggerated
Pension fund appetite for passive management will to continue into the future, according to a survey of 700 institutional investors.
Asset managers are increasingly considering how to incorporate the best defined benefit (DB) features in defined contribution (DC) investment, according to research.
Ivan Petej discusses foreign exchange hedging.
The panellists discuss if pension schemes should be upping their allocation to fixed income, the ramifications of the budget and the 100-year bond
Three-quarters of scheme managers believe the government's approach to GMP Equalisation is not the correct one.
DUBAI - Principal Global Investors has opened a new office in Dubai in an effort to expand its institutional business in the Middle East and has appointed Wassim Nasrallah as managing director and head of the region.
This month the panellists discuss the effect of the European debt crisis on markets, the trend to dividend growth, and the role of emerging markets in returns.
Principal Global Investors; Russell Investments; BlackRock; Societe Generale Securities Services; Threadneedle; Pyramis Global Advisors
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US/UK - Principal Global Investors has acquired a 74% stake in London-based Origin Asset Management for $66m (£40.7m).
Global - Emerging market equities and bonds and high yield bonds have served pension funds well in the last decade, research shows.
Emerging market equities and bonds, and high yield bonds have served pension funds well in the last decade, research shows.
Pension funds are at risk of negative gilt returns as inflation, quantitative easing and an improving economy all start to drive yields higher, Schroders warns.
UK/US - Principal Global Investors has acquired a majority stake in London-based emerging markets specialist Finisterre Capital.
GLOBAL - More and more pension funds in emerging markets are forgoing global equities in favour of emerging market equities, said Nick Lyster, European chief executive at Principal Global Investors.
UK - Asset management firm Principal Global Investors has become the latest signatory to the United Nations Principle for Responsible Investments (UNPRI).
Nick Lyster and Amin Rajan discuss the results of a survey on investment opportunities
Principal Global Investors has launched an actively managed currency fund for institutional investors.
MSRPS; Aon Hewitt; BlackRock; Principal Global Investors; Lombard Odier Investment Managers; ConvergEx Group; F&C; Cordea Savills; Inalytics
Mark Farrington explains why currency is an asset class that cannot be ignored