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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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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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Training for the stress test

Stress testing with scenarios is in vogue. The Financial Times reported that European banking regulators plan to introduce a tougher stress test process as part of a new mechanism to force recapitalizations of banks[1]. How useful is the tool for … Continue reading

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Benefits of developing investment beliefs

Which company makes it its mission to inspire moments of optimism and happiness, to create value and make a difference? Unfortunately, not a pension fund. This is the mission statement from Coca-Cola. However, the largest pension funds are aspiring do … Continue reading

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Jelle Mensonides on risk management

The assets of pension funds have plummeted during the crisis. With a huge drop in both share prices and interest rates, liabilities of the pension funds went up dramatically as well. Many funds got into serious trouble, and needed to … Continue reading

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