Forecasting Investment Returns and Expected Return Assumptions for Pension Actuaries

Forecasting Investment Returns and Expected Return Assumptions for Pension Actuaries

🕔15:02, 30.Mar 2019

Introduction Pension actuaries select or recommend investment return assumptions for a variety of purposes, including accounting and financial reporting, public and multiemployer funding valuations, and projections of future funding and solvency levels or asset liability modeling. When selecting or recommending

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A closer look at swap spreads and their significance – past, present and future

A closer look at swap spreads and their significance – past, present and future

🕔15:02, 30.Mar 2019

Clients regularly ask us why interest rates are so low and why differences in compensation between categories of fixed-income securities are so large. One example is the atypically high yield difference between interest-rate swaps and German government bonds – the

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Global equity investing: The benefits of diversification and sizing your allocation

Global equity investing: The benefits of diversification and sizing your allocation

🕔15:02, 30.Mar 2019

Regardless of where they live, investors have a significant opportunity to diversify their equity portfolios by investing outside their home market. Despite this opportunity, investors on average have maintained allocations to their home country that have been significantly larger than

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The Overlooked Persistence of Active Outperformance

The Overlooked Persistence of Active Outperformance

🕔15:02, 30.Mar 2019

White Paper With stock markets fueled by extraordinary central bank intervention in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis, passive equity strategies have seen great success in terms of performance, fund flows and press coverage. Often overlooked in the haste

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dashboard Europe

dashboard Europe

🕔15:02, 30.Mar 2019

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Dashboard US

Dashboard US

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Index

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Brexit – Next deadline probably April 12

Brexit – Next deadline probably April 12

🕔03:06, 30.Mar 2019

Week Ahead With the British Prime Minister's offer to resign and eight failed votes on possible alternatives to the current divorce package, there was a lot of noise this week, but no progress on the issue. A vote on the

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The Fed: Cutting through the BS

The Fed: Cutting through the BS

🕔02:01, 30.Mar 2019

The US central bank moving towards the end of its balance sheet unwind Fed decides on floor system, paving way for balance sheet decision At the January Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, the Federal Reserve (Fed) announced that it

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Will the “Fed put” be enough to ensure further upside to risky assets?

Will the “Fed put” be enough to ensure further upside to risky assets?

🕔19:02, 29.Mar 2019

Allocation Perspective Stocks have rallied this year – MSCI ACWI is up 17% from its late December low – despite lackluster economic growth outside the US. Manufacturing PMIs have fallen to 47.6 in Germany, to 48.9 in Japan, and an

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Cryptocurrency Outlook

Cryptocurrency Outlook

🕔17:02, 29.Mar 2019

Dark Shadows with a Bright Future  With cryptocurrencies down sharply in price, many observers seem to assume there’s been an industry-wide decline in usage and practical applications. Nothing could be further from the truth. Leading cryptocurrencies now enjoy three times

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Still here…

🕔16:33, 29.Mar 2019

Britain was supposed to have left the EU today. As you may have noticed, it hasn’t. The future remains uncertain, especially as there will be more political change. The real work will begin once the withdrawal has taken place but

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Global Fixed Income Views 2Q 2019

Global Fixed Income Views 2Q 2019

🕔15:53, 29.Mar 2019

Scenario probabilities (%) Source: J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Views are as of March 21, 2019. MARCH MADNESS Anyone in the U.S., or passing through this time of year, knows all too well about the collegiate basketball spectacle known as March

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Accessing the Leading Growth Themes in Technology

Accessing the Leading Growth Themes in Technology

🕔15:02, 29.Mar 2019

Tech companies continue to innovate and disrupt. Exposure to secular growth trends makes the sector less reliant on economic growth. It can be hard to pick just one winner — investing in a basket of companies allows investors to diversify

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Groei eurozone zwakt af

Groei eurozone zwakt af

🕔14:02, 29.Mar 2019

De groei van de eurozone-economie zwakt af. Italië bevindt zich in een recessie, terwijl Duitsland deze nipt wist te vermijden. Andere eurolanden, zoals Spanje en Nederland, doen het beter. De binnenlandse bestedingen blijven daar op peil. De ECB zal de

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The Wealth of Nations

The Wealth of Nations

🕔14:02, 29.Mar 2019

Emerging Markets Outlook Emerging markets (EM) have been fast out of the gate in 2019, recalling last year’s strong start and subsequent stumble. While we are constructive on the prospects for EM performance in the year ahead, we think the

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Small‑Caps Can Weather European Market Volatility

Small‑Caps Can Weather European Market Volatility

🕔14:02, 29.Mar 2019

Innovative Growth Companies Offer Resilient Quality. European equity markets are likely to remain volatile in 2019. Europe is home to many innovative growth companies that could perform well over the medium term.

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EUR/USD: Low should be reached in Q2

EUR/USD: Low should be reached in Q2

🕔03:06, 29.Mar 2019

Forex News  The latest statements by representatives of the US Federal Reserve mean that we no longer forecast the next interest rate hike for June, but only another hike at the end of the year. Accordingly, we have changed our

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Unveiling China’s Economic Cycle

Unveiling China’s Economic Cycle

🕔02:01, 29.Mar 2019

Introducing our Economic Cycle Indicator and how we apply it to the current environment The recent deterioration in high-frequency data has reignited concern about the health of the Chinese economy. However, wide divergences between some official data, such as GDP,

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Macroprudential policy in a monetary union with cross-border banking

🕔01:00, 29.Mar 2019

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The ESRB risk dashboard

The ESRB risk dashboard

🕔14:44, 28.Mar 2019

Risks to EU financial stability remain a concern, although market-based indicators of systemic stress in the European Union (EU) slightly declined over the past quarter. T

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t De vermogensbeheerder voor een wereld in verandering

t De vermogensbeheerder voor een wereld in verandering

🕔14:06, 28.Mar 2019

Het is een beproefd recept voor pensioenfondsen: de beleggingsportefeuille wordt verdeeld in een matching- en rendementsportefeuille. De matchingportefeuille is bedoeld om de verplichtingen af te dekken en de rendementsportefeuille moet voor extra rendement zorgen. Deze tweedeling maakt het vraagstuk van

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Dag Eonia en Euribor, hallo ESTER; bent u voorbereid?

Dag Eonia en Euribor, hallo ESTER; bent u voorbereid?

🕔14:06, 28.Mar 2019

Sinds de introductie van de Euro zijn de rentebenchmarks Euribor1 en Eonia2 onlosmakelijk verbonden met de financiële markten. Deze rentes vormen de basis van biljoenen Euro’s aan transacties voor vele financiële producten en spelen een belangrijke rol bij balansbeheer van

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Global weekly commentary

Global weekly commentary

🕔14:02, 28.Mar 2019

Tectonic shifts support tech Innovation has long supported tech companies’ performance. This year is no exception, we believe. Yet meaningful shifts in technology are creating uneven benefits (and drawbacks) within the sector and beyond. As a result, we advocate a

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The Silver Tsunami: Can REITs Help You Ride the Wave?

The Silver Tsunami: Can REITs Help You Ride the Wave?

🕔14:02, 28.Mar 2019

Tim Gibson, Guy Barnard and Greg Kuhl, Portfolio Managers for the Global Property Equities strategy, discuss how REITs can provide a way to capitalize on aging populations. 

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Finally, something good

Finally, something good

🕔14:02, 28.Mar 2019

The chances for an orderly and reasonably quick resolution to the Brexit drama have gone up.  In all the twists and turns of the ongoing Brexit drama, it is all too easy for market observers to overlook important turning points.

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