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Better Beta: Thinking Differently About Core Fixed Income

AllianceBernstein
Is it possible to construct a portfolio that delivers solid performance irrespective of fluctuations in the macroeconomic cycle? 

15 April 2014

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The end of pensions

Louise Farrand
Pensions Insight's deputy editor, Louise Farrand considers whether the Budget will create a retirement revolution.

15 April 2014

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Senior Secured Loans: Why Global Loans?

Jonathan Butler
For investors wary of interest-rate volatility, the variations that exist throughout the global loan market may provide relative stability and more, explains Jonathan Butler of Pramerica Fixed Income.

11 April 2014

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A Brief Guide to Pension Trustee Liability Insurance Protection and answers to frequently asked questions

Jonathan Bull
Liability for breach of trust is a personal liability and a trustee is liable to both the scheme beneficiaries and to scheme creditors.

08 April 2014

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Absolute Return Fixed Income Strategies

Robert Tipp and Michael Collins
What, How, and Why Now? 

12 September 2013

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To insure or not?

Ernst & Young
Against the backdrop of volatile pension deficits, both trustees and sponsors are continually looking for solutions which reduce or remove pension risk. A very effective way of removing risk is through the purchase of bulk annuity insurance policies.

14 August 2013

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Q & A's on Pension Trustee Liability and a Brief Guide to Insurance Protection:

Jonathan Bull
Why do we need insurance when we have an indemnity and an exoneration clause to protect us against claims?

02 August 2013

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The case for emerging markets

Federated Investment Management Company
Many emerging countries are in their best fiscal and financial shape in decades, lessening their dependence on outsiders as they grow their economies. The maturation of emerging markets, and their increasing integration into the global economy, are broadening investment options for diversified investors. Federated shares its view for why now is the time to consider emerging markets as part of a diversified portfolio.

31 July 2013

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Japan Equity

Eastspring Investments
The starting point provides the investment opportunity

13 June 2013

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High-yield investing: A bottom-up approach to strategy

Federated Investment Management Company
Investments in US high-yield bonds continue to offer both absolute and relative value in this yield-challenged fixed-income world.

12 June 2013

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Fiduciary Management Insights Overview 2013

Ernst&Young
During 2012, Ernst & Young hosted a series of four webcasts to introduce pension trustees and company representatives to the concept of fiduciary management. In all, over 500 individuals participated in these webcasts. During the webcasts, we asked participants for their thoughts on a variety of subjects.

03 April 2013

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Emerging market debt comes of age

Simon Lue-Fong
Simon Lue-Fong, head of Pictet's emerging debt team, which has over USD 19 billion under management, shares his views. To what extent has the distinction between emerging market and developed government bonds blurred?

28 June 2012

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Why we're still high on the high-yield market

Mark E Durbiano
Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager Mark E. Durbiano heads the Domestic High Yield Group at Federated Investors.

27 April 2012

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Emerging markets: The 'children' are growing up 

Ihab L. Salib, Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager, Federated Investors
Ihab L. Salib, a Federated Investors senior vice president and senior portfolio manager who heads the Pittsburgh-based financial services company's International Fixed Income Group, discusses the growing role that emerging markets/developing countries now play in the global economy

16 November 2011

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Emerging markets: The 'children' are growing up 

Ihab L. Salib
Ihab L. Salib, a Federated Investors senior vice president and senior portfolio manager who heads the Pittsburgh-based financial services company's International Fixed Income Group, discusses the growing role that emerging markets/developing countries now play in the global economy

10 October 2011

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Global emerging market currencies 


Many pension funds have traditionally used currency overlay strategies to hedge their foreign currency exposure stemming from their overseas equity holdings. Increasingly pension funds are viewing investments in currencies as an additional source of return

28 September 2011

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