Dominic Hobson reviews Global Pension Crisis: Unfunded Liabilities and How We Can Fill the Gap

Rich Marin's new book is reviewed by Dominic Hobson.

Rich Marin,  Global Pension Crisis: Unfunded Liabilities and How We Can Fill the Gap, John Wiley & Sons 2013 

Posted on: 05 Sep, 2013
Posted in: Asset Safety


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Reduce capital rules for clearing brokers, says ISDA

Industry lobby calls for BCBS to loosen requirements on direct clearing member banks

Posted on: 04 Apr, 2013
Posted in: Derivatives

Canadian pension funds reveals 13% rate of return for 2012

Total assets up to £130bn following bumper year for Ontario Teachers

Posted on: 03 Apr, 2013

No new trial against Wells Fargo in $8.2m securities lending claim

Blue Cross Blue Shield and 11 other institutional investors have failed in their attempt to open a new lawsuit against Wells Fargo in relation to losses of over $8.2m incurred in the bank’s securities lending programme during the financial crisis.

Posted on: 08 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Securities Lending

BIS report warns rise of asset managers presents potential market risks

The growing clout of asset managers could present risks to market stability, according to a report by the Bank of International Settlements (BIS).

Posted on: 02 Jul, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Fund Forum: Technology giants could enter fund management

Technology behemoths such as Apple, Google or Amazon could enter the fund management space over the next few years, according to panellists, speaking at Fund Forum in Monte Carlo.

Posted on: 25 Jun, 2014

GAIM: Liquid alternatives' AuM could soon rival hedge funds

Liquid alternatives, such as ’40 Act alternative mutual funds and absolute return UCITS, are where exchange traded funds (ETFs) were in 2006, while some speculate the sector could rival offshore hedge funds by assets within five years.

Posted on: 20 Jun, 2014

Asset management industry to shrink by half in next 15 years, says KPMG

Nearly half of all asset managers will not exist by 2030 as client demographics, technology and social behaviour undergo rapid transformation, according to a report by KPMG.

Posted on: 17 Jun, 2014

AXA appoints CACEIS

AXA Investment Managers Deutschland GmbH (AXA IM Deutschland) selects CACEIS as depository for its entire existing real estate open ended mutual and special funds business in Germany, with a total fund volume of some €2.5 billion.

Posted on: 16 Jun, 2014
Posted in: Custody

ESMA must issue guidance to enable inter-TR reconciliations

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) needs to issue guidance to trade repositories to enable them to better reconcile trades, according to the Futures Industry Association (FIA), an organisation that works with firms engaged in derivatives trading.

Posted on: 13 Jun, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Hedge fund AuM to double by 2018, predicts Citi

The global hedge fund industry is projected to double from $2.9 trillion to $5.8 trillion by 2018 while there is an increasingly blurred line between investors and hedge funds as the former start to build out their own asset management organisations to complement their portfolios, according to the latest Citi Investor Services survey.

Posted on: 03 Jun, 2014

FCA puts an end to investors paying for corporate access

In a policy statement issued this month, Changes to the use of dealing commission rules (PS14/7),  the United Kingdom regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has maintained its hard line against...

Posted on: 28 May, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

UK local authority pension funds told to sack active equity and alternative fund managers

A year ago the Financial Times published details of a study of public sector pension funds in the United Kingdom which showed that almost all of them were paying over the odds for lousy performance...

Posted on: 22 May, 2014
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