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Could sensible changes hurt the pension funds’ license to operate?

At a recent seminar of the Dutch Central Bank, organized for pension fund trustees, one workshop that I presented (in Dutch) dealt with the question of organisational changes in risk and investment management. There was a rather simple question to … Continue reading

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Challenging Investment Beliefs

At the EPFIF (International Pension Fund Investment Forum) on September 4th, the theme of the seminar was challenging investment beliefs; critically questioning the conventional or self-evident truths. Challenging Investment Beliefs from aslager My presentation focused on the challenging part. Investment … Continue reading

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Working with investment beliefs

We regularly work with pension funds to clarify the investment philosophy, usually by debating the (existing) investment beliefs. This could be an interesting philosophical investment debate with no strings attached; but the relevancy to trigger such a debate is translating … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Crisis Management

Pension funds experienced an uncomfortable déjà-vu when financial markets appeared to be heading towards a new abyss last week. Somehow, markets rebounded but experts fear that there might be worse to come. Business leaders and investors increasingly voice their concerns … Continue reading

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Mauboussin – the short version

An MBA student fortunate enough to follow Michael Maboussin’s lectures jotted down the key messages in this blog by Frederica Zaldua. To give a flavour: “Investment outcomes combine skill and luck. Acknowledge the substantial role of luck. We’re all aware of … Continue reading

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