Archive Features

In this paper, FTSE Russell looks at the evolution and characteristics of the Emerging Market (EM) fixed income asset class, since the 1980s, drawing on FTSE Russell data
 18/01/21
As the second wave of Covid-19 sweeps across Europe, Laura Blows considers the effects of the pandemic on the pensions industry so far, how the sector has
responded, and the future challenges to come
 Quarter four
The European commercial real estate is estimated to represent some €7.27 trillion of assets. While still small compared to the US and Asia, it has been undergoing significant changes in recent years, FTSE Russell reports
 30/11/20
Climate change is a substantial challenge, which is expected to have a
significant impact on global economies, both in terms of its physical effects
and mitigating efforts
 14/12/20
Climate transition benchmarks have become a focal point for investors looking to integrate climate risks into their portfolios and align them with the climate goals of the Paris Agreement.

This has fueled an active interest among investor groups and regulators to identify criteria that can be used to define such benchmarks. Accordingly, the EU tasked the Technical Expert Group (TEG) to develop recommendations for minimum benchmark requirements that are aligned with the Paris Agreement objectives and address the risk of greenwashing. In this paper, FTSE Russell address the EU’s action plan on sustainable investment
 11/01/21
Tontines were wildly popular in the 18th and 19th centuries but their status suffered at the hands of fraudulent life insurers. Natalie Tuck explores whether tontines have a place within a modern European pensions system
 Quarter four
Newly-agreed changes to the Dutch pension system represent a great leap for one of the planet’s forerunners. Duncan Ferris examines how the reforms might affect savers on the street, pension professionals and investment tactics
 Quarter four
This paper profiles the advantages of investing in the real estate asset class, including a more detailed breakdown of this sector, as well as the practical implications of accessing real estate through a DC plan
 07/12/20
As sustainable and responsible investing enters the spotlight, the UK is trying to harness the power of pensions to bring about positive change. Jack Gray assesses the regulatory changes designed to achieve a greener pensions system and their impact on trustees
 Quarter four
In this podcast, Irish Association of Pension Funds (IAPF) CEO, Jerry Moriarty and AMX Head of Client and Manager Development, Aaron Overy, discuss with European Pensions Editor, Natalie Tuck, how a cross-border approach to pensions can benefit multinational companies
 16/12/20
As the world’s financial markets look to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, Jack Gray explores the possibilities that global small-cap investments present for pension schemes
 Quarter four
American Century Investments Senior Portfolio Manager, Trevor Gurwich, discusses the opportunities the pandemic, and ensuing recession, has created for global small-cap investors
 Quarter four
While some Nordic pension funds are already leaders in their field when it comes to ESG investing, more can still be done, discovers Francesca Fabrizi
 Quarter four
The lessons the world is learning from the Covid-19 pandemic are as multi-faceted as they are wide-ranging. We have learned that new ways of working are possible and that our habits are surprisingly easily changed. We have also learned that from great challenge often comes great opportunity, which should stand us in good stead for the future
 30/10/20
Francesca Fabrizi explores how Nordic pension funds,often regarded as leading lights in the European pensions space, are handling the current crisis
 Quarter two
In a European Pensions podcast, Natalie Tuck speaks to BNP Paribas Asset Management and AP7 on how investors are reacting to climate change in the Nordics. BNP Paribas Asset Management also considers how the pandemic has presented a once-in-a-generation chance to build a better future through green investments, whilst Francesca Fabrizi looks at what more Nordic pension funds can do in the field
of ESG investing
 Quarter four
Whether welcome or not, currency exposure is a guarantee for any pension scheme with international investment exposure. Natalie Tuck looks at how Europe’s pension funds can take advantage of it and minimise the risks associated with such exposure
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Podcast: How can a cross-border approach to pensions benefit multinationals?
In this podcast, Irish Association of Pension Funds CEO, Jerry Moriarty and AMX Head of Client and Manager Development, Aaron Overy, discuss with European Pensions Editor, Natalie Tuck, how a cross-border approach to pensions can benefit multinational companies.

Podcast - How are investors reacting to climate change in the Nordics?
In this podcast, BNP Paribas Asset Management’s Chief Sustainability Strategist, Mark Lewis, and AP7’s Head of ESG and Communications, Johan Florén, discuss with European Pension’s Editor, Natalie Tuck, how investors are reacting to climate change in the Nordics.
Mitigating risk
BNP Paribas Asset Management’s head of pension solutions, Julien Halfon, discusses equity hedging with Laura Blows

Europe’s pensions challenges
Francesca Fabrizi meets Matti Leppälä, Secretary General and CEO of PensionsEurope, to discuss the key aims and objectives of the association today.