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The Top 10 White Papers for UK Pension Funds

The Top 10 White Papers of 2017 - for UK Pension Funds

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Sizing up Europe's corporate pension gap (Invesco, 2017)
(This paper is not accessible in certain geographies) 
The well documented decline in corporate bond yields driven by central bank monetary stimulus has led to a substantial rise in reported deficits among corporate Europe’s defined benefit pension schemes. 

Best practices in the Pension Funds investment process (PwC, 2016)
This paper by PwC examines investment process best practices by global pension funds. It looks at growing asset allocation trends, regulations, governance models, and other drivers of change.

State of the Global Economy: Investment Outlook Q2 2017 (video) Deutsche AM
(This paper is not accessible in certain geographies)
In this video, Stefan Kreuzkamp, CIO Deutsche Asset Management, discusses the state of the global economy in a year dominated by politics. Europe faces a busy election calendar in 2017 and Kreuzkamp warns against drawing broad, early conclusions following last year's populist revolts with 'Brexit' in the UK and Donald Trump's victory in the US.

Emerging Market Debt: Navigating the allocation dilemma (Eaton Vance, 2017)
EM debt offers a unique source of income and, for portfolios comprising mainly developed-market fixed income, diversification. 

Securitised Bonds: Finding Security in Bond Markets (RLAM, 2017)
Secured (or securitised) bonds still carry the stigma of the 2008 financial crisis. But stigma often spells opportunity, and the fixed income specialists at RLAM argue that this asset class offers great value for managers who are prepared to get to grips with the documentation underlying individual securities.

Three ways to successfully implement factors and smart beta (Robeco, 2017)
Smart beta, which has its roots in factor investing, is enjoying growing popularity. But investors often struggle with how best to implement these strategies.

Financial Market History: Reflections on the Past (CFA Institute, 2017)
This 279-page compendium of papers, published by CFA Institute Research Foundation, provides a detailed and fascinating look at the history of financial markets.

Costs, Fees and Trustee Decision-Making (Aon Hewitt, 2017)
This 14-page paper examines the trustees of UK defined benefit pension schemes, specifically the extent to which they understand costs and fees in fund management.

Fiscal Policy, Inflation and the Role of Real Assets (QMA, March 2017)
Of all the variables the new administration brings for investors one of the trickiest to plan for is inflation.

2017 ESG Trends to Watch (MSCI)
Underlying all the major ESG trends for 2017 is a strategic decision – do we change the way we think about investing, or is this business as usual.

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