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10 Top Papers for European Pension Funds

Top 10 White Papers of 2017 - for European Pensions

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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. 

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.

Macron Victory Still Raises Questions for Markets (Pictet WM, Apr 2017)
A round-up of papers analysing the market implications of the French elections

Credit Suisse Global Investment Returns Yearbook 2017
This excellent 59-page document from Credit Suisse considers topical themes (particularly recent monetary policy) within the context of long-run global asset returns.

The Future of Emerging Market Equities (BNP Paribas, April 2017)
Is the recent rebound in relative performance structural or just temporary mean reversion?

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.

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.

European Pensions Goverance: Rhetoric and Reality (The 300 Club, 2016)
A serious and fundamental shift in behaviour is needed to address the vast gap between talk about good governance and the reality on the ground.

The world's 300 largest pension funds (Willis Towers Watson, 2016)
This comprehensive paper by Willis Towers Watson provides invaluable insights into the financial state of the largest 300 pension funds in the world.

Inefficiencies in the Pricing of Exchange-Traded Funds (FAJ, 2017)
Despite the arbitrage mechanism that allows authorized participants to create and redeem shares for the underlying portfolios, ETF prices can deviate significantly from the net asset values.

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