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Pension funds – are you making the most of FX?

Professional Pensions recently interviewed our experts about the ways pension funds can harness the returns available from FX and currency management. In the final instalment of the Wire’s three-part currency series, hear from Van Luu and Mirjam Klijnsma.   Should pension funds be holding exposure to safe-haven currencies? If so, what’s your outlook?   Luu: Due

August 18, 2017 Categories: Currency, Implementation, Investment Strategy
Don’t overlook currency management in a multi-asset portfolio

Don’t overlook currency management in a multi-asset portfolio

As the summer holiday season approaches, Van Luu explains why the euro looks attractive for multi-asset portfolios in the long-term.   Don’t overlook currency management in a multi-asset portfolio: Spotlight on the Euro   As the holiday season approaches and people set off to catch some summer sun (Greece, Italy, Spain anyone?) it seems as

Jul 20, 2017 Categories: Currency, Implementation, Investment Strategy
Life in a low return world: every basis point counts

Life in a low-return world: Every basis point counts

Last time I explained the benefits and variable scenarios of currency hedging – both static and dynamic. As we saw, the opportunities available in currencies can often be overlooked within an investor’s core multi-asset strategy. We think there are four strategies that can be employed to manage risks and make the most of the return

Jul 12, 2017 Categories: Currency, Implementation, Investment Strategy

How Supernanny can help you capture some of the most reliable and easiest sources of return

Being a parent of two small boys, I am hooked on re-runs of ‘Supernanny.’Why? It’s not because if I follow everything that Supernanny says from start to finish I will achieve ‘enlightenment’ and my problems will go away. I wish it was that simple. I already follow many of the steps, but I am unable

Sep 17, 2015 Categories: Implementation

Football and portfolio implementation – ensuring all interests are aligned

  In my last two posts, I discussed the importance of an implementation portfolio manager and transition manager in managing a multi-asset portfolio. In sticking to my football analogy, today I’m talking about a topic that has plagued both the football world and the investment industry. In football, the sport has been tarnished by an

Aug 12, 2014 Categories: Uncategorized

Football & Portfolio Implementation – ensuring a perfect line-up

  In the last post (Setting a Winning Strategy) I related the importance of strategy implementation in football to multi-asset portfolio management. Central to maintaining the strategy was a strong team captain, or implementation portfolio manager, who played a central role and pulled the strings with the flow of the game in order to ensure

Aug 5, 2014 Categories: Uncategorized

Diversification: weathering the storms

Everyone has experienced it. One minute the sun is shining and the sky is blue, and the next, great big storm clouds have gathered overhead and you are caught in a torrential downpour (usually on the days you left the house without an umbrella!). In a similar way, every pension trustee board faces storms too,

Jul 10, 2014 Categories: Uncategorized

Exploding the myth that implementation is unimportant for investment returns

The other day a trustee said to me: “Lloyd, it’s all very well you telling us how much Russell has added value by actively managing our growth and hedging exposures, but does it really matter? Isn’t our funding level mostly influenced by our strategy? Why don’t you just focus on that and stop worrying about

Jul 2, 2014 Categories: Uncategorized
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Overseeing your providers: are you ready for the good fight?

  The regulators are toughening up. Recent sanctions in both the UK and the US have hit the deadlines. I’ve been thinking about what that means for us and for our clients, and then I came across this blog from my colleague Brian Golob which sets it all out. I couldn’t have put it better,

Apr 2, 2014 Categories: Uncategorized

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