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RiskFirst case study looks at how NEPC uses PFaroe to provide innovative and tailored solutions

NEPC is one of the industry’s largest independent, full-service investment consulting firms, serving 347 clients with total assets of over US$920 billion. The firm has thought-leadership and innovation at its core, and was one of the very first industry adopters of LDI solutions. RiskFirst’s latest case study looks at NEPC’s adoption of its risk management …

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RiskFirst’s Darius Grant speaks to Global Investor about falling endowment returns

The latest NACUBO-Commonfund’s annual study on endowment returns shows that college and university endowments’ net returns declined for the second straight year in 2016, dropping into negative territory and posting their worst results since the depths of the financial crisis. Following the release of the figures, Darius Grant, Head of Endowments and Foundations at RiskFirst, …

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Specialist press cover Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council and Ship Owners Association of Nigeria’s joint Maritime event

The Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) and the Ship Owners Association of Nigeria’s (SOAN) joint event “The Future of the Maritime Industry in Nigeria” at Marlborough House on 28th September was featured in All About Shipping, Hellenic Shipping News, Oil, Gas and Shipping Magazine, Marine Link, This Day and Marine Network. Investors, business leaders …

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Be prepared; S&P’s Michael Wilkins spoke to Global Capital about why environmental factors are quick becoming essential considerations for investors

In an interview  for specialist financial magazine Global Capital, Michael Wilkins, head of environmental and climate risk research at S&P Global Ratings, explains that – in response to investor demand – S&P has proposed two new assessment tools for evaluating the environmental impact of a bond issued or a future project. In the interview, Wilkins …

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RiskFirst case study looks at how Centrica uses PFaroe to empower its pension risk management

Centrica Combined Common Investment Fund, which supports three separate pension schemes at Centrica with a combined total of £7.5 billion in assets, is at the vanguard of pension risk management and asset allocation. Indeed, the fund was recently recognised as the leading corporate pension fund above €5 Billion at the Chief Investment Officer Innovation Awards, while …

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Santander’s 2016 Canning House Lecture covered by the press

The annual Canning House Lecture – sponsored by Santander – was delivered this year by H.E Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile. The event, as reported by various outlets, explored the investment opportunities available to British companies who may be considering exporting to the region. With a strong economy, sophisticated capital markets and a regime committed to …

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Natixis announces shake up of Executive Committee

Natixis has announced a restructuring of the bank’s executive committee. Following the success of its New Frontier strategic plan which has refocused the bank’s clients, significantly broadened the international footprint of its business lines and made impressive strides towards its goal of becoming an asset light bank, Natixis has laid the foundations to introduce a new structured organisation …

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Structured Retail Products interviews Natixis’ Eric Le Brusq on new partnership with Swiss Life

Asset manager SwissLife AM has called on Natixis’ equity derivatives financial engineering expertise to launch the SLF fund (LUX) Equity Global NXS Protect. The fund’s objective is to achieve long-term growth by investing in a global mix of smart beta and cap-weighted strategies on the main international equity markets, while hedging the portfolio by purchasing …

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What to look for when investing in infrastructure: S&P writes for FT pensions title

Writing for the Financial Times’ Pensions Expert, Michael Wilkins, Managing Director of Infrastructure Finance at Standard & Poor’s, argues that while Europe needs more infrastructure, austerity means the public sector cannot meet the demand for the necessary investment – indeed, the UK alone posts a current deficit of about £60 billion. Wilkins explains that the …

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New year, new Momentum: RiskFirst’s latest client win picked up by the financial press

Momentum Investment Solutions & Consulting (Momentum ISC) is the latest to adopt RiskFirst’s market-leading risk management platform, PFaroe, as it targets growth in the UK investment consulting space. The ISC team, which was formed in August 2014, already has over £10 billion of assets under advice, and is focusing on large defined benefit (DB) pension sponsors and …

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