Tag Archives: governance

Exploring Executive Offices of Pension Funds – and why it matters

At the Benelux Pension Fund Roundtable, I discussed the role of executive offices at pension funds. Trustees steadily expand the staff and resources for these executive offices. However, we find that these offices (the Dutch term is “pensioenbureau”) come in … Continue reading

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Strategic Transitions in European Pension Funds

Kees Koedijk, at P&I’s 5th annual Global Pension Symposium, addressed strategic transitions in investment governance in European pensions, macro economic and institutional pension changes. Here’s the link to the video.  

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Scenarios as a tool for investment strategy development (part 1)

An investor with some (remaining) exposure to Greece, Spain or Italy would agree that we live in uncertain times. Predicting the future is a rather futile exercise, in response pension funds and investment managers are shifting towards the use of … 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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Best Practice Termination of Investment Mandates

Whenever Charles Ellis writes, I take notice. His classic book “Investment Policy: How to Win the Loser’s Game“ was for me the definitive eye opener. Starting out in the investment industry, managing mandates while working through several investment courses, the … Continue reading

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