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Snaps from PIPA 2017

PIPA 2017

Here are the best snapshots from the 18th annual Pension and Investment Provider Awards at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel, hosted by comedian Hal Cruttenden.

Is there a risk of crowding in smart beta?

Is there a risk of factor‑based portfolios becoming crowded, with increasing popularity potentially leading to overpricing and lower future returns? Eric Shirbini from ERI Scentific Beta, Julien Barral from bfinance, Alan Pickering from Bestrustees, James Price from Willis Towers Watson and Paul Black from Capital Cranfield debate whether crowding really is an issue within smart beta.

The Weekly Wrap: May 26 edition

Bloomberg

A round-up of the pensions news published across the FT Group in the past week, from workers being paid less when companies plug DB gaps, to police probing a possible self-storage investment scam that targeted final salary scheme members.

A closer look at the main parties' pension proposals

McLean, Brown podcast button

Podcast: From a double lock to a flexible state pension age, Malcolm McLean, senior consultant at Barnett Waddingham, and Edward Brown, partner at law firm Hogan Lovells, discuss the pension policies the political parties have proposed in their manifestos ahead of the election on June 8.

#PIPA2017 in tweets

PIPA 2017

Here are some of your best tweets from the Pension & Investment Provider Awards #PIPA2017.

PIPA 2017: And the winners are...

PIPA 2017

Pensions Expert reveals the winners of the 18th annual Pension and Investment Provider Awards.

Data needn't be a pain – if it has a strategy

Duncan Howorth

From the blog: To say that data quality is poor in both occupational and other forms of pensions is an understatement.

 

In the world of defined benefits in particular, having the right data has operated on a 'needs must' basis rather than consistent maintenance.

 

The result? Lengthy delays and an unacceptable lack of preparedness.

  

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