Tag Archives: pensions

Best Practices in Pension Fund Management: The Canadian Model

What is the highly acclaimed Canadian public pension fund model, and can its methods be translated to other countries? Read More

Posted in Fixed-Income Management, News, Speakers | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A New Model for Pension Management

Keith P. Ambachtsheer, long an outspoken advocate for pension reform, gave a sober assessment of the state of the world’s workplace retirement plans, praising the relative strength of plans in northern Europe while declaring those in southern Europe to be a “disaster.” Read More

Posted in News | Tagged , | Comments Off on A New Model for Pension Management

Five Essential Issues for Financial Professionals in the Year Ahead

New investment platforms and technological advances are changing the work of investment professionals and transforming investment paradigms. Read More

Posted in Alternative Investments, Economics, Event Details, Investment Topics, Leadership, Management & Communication Skills, News, Speakers | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Financial Times Video: “Taking the Temperature of How the Smart Money Is Thinking”

John Authers queries speakers on a wide range of topics, including systemic risk, the global pensions crisis, and behavioral finance. Read More

Posted in Alternative Investments, Behavioral Finance, Derivatives, Equity Investments, Standards, Ethics & Regulations (SER) | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bill Sharpe: Past, Present, and Future Financial Thinking (Video)

Nobel laureate Bill Sharpe sat down with Kepos Capital’s Robert Litterman to discuss theory and practice in investment management. Read More

Posted in Economics, Portfolio Management, Speakers | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Restoring Trust in Finance: Remember That “It’s Always Someone Else’s Money”

Three practitioners offer some straightforward suggestions for changing the trajectory of the financial profession. Read More

Posted in Archives | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Asia and the Future of Finance: Restoring Trust Is an Urgent Task

Asia holds an eminent position in the post-crisis global financial order — and has a large stake both in restoring trust in the financial system and in shaping its future. Read More

Posted in Derivatives, Economics, Standards, Ethics & Regulations (SER) | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Three-Step Framework for Analyzing Defined Benefit Pension Plans

To determine the true economic status of a company’s plan, investors must look beyond the pension expense number on corporate income statements, says Credit Suisse’s David Zion, CFA. Read More

Posted in Archives | Tagged | Leave a comment