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Colombia grew by 4.6% in 2014, driven by construction and consumption – LatAm Trends

Colombia’s DANE (el departamento administrativo national de estadistica) confirmed GDP (producto interno bruto) growth of 4.6% in 2014, despite the price decline for oil. Mining and energy was the drag, shrinking by 0.2%. Brazil on the other hand has to … Continue reading

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Monaco Fund Forum 2013: Lights, Camera, Action…

Where to begin… the Monaco Fund Forum International 2013, the largest asset management conference in the world, was another milestone. Featuring Sir Bob Geldof along with hundreds of CEOs worldwide, conference director Jenny Adams went out on a limb and … Continue reading

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Largest pension fund worldwide, GPIF, increases equities and foreign allocations

The largest pension fund globally, Japan’s GPIF, is increasing equity allocations and foreign investments at the expense of fixed income to move into riskier assets. It’s part of what the media has called “Abenomics”, the not too creative neologism of … Continue reading

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SWFs, Family Offices and Pension Funds in the Middle East in Transition: Invesco study

The decisions of the most sophisticated pools of assets globally are studied closely for guidance on how the overall industry will evolve. The history of SWFs started with KIA in the 1950s and Middle East SWFs in the last sixty … Continue reading

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Institutional investors: SWFs in the spotlight – CIC… LatAm, Africa and Alternatives

China at the 18th Party Congress starting this week is electing a new leader – a busy year of change for China and the world. On the investment side, CIC with now some $485 billion in AUM similarly is undergoing … Continue reading

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After #Sandy: Speeches and meetings in Asia and Latin America

After a week without power or water, thanks to Sandy, I am about to fly over to Asia for two weeks, followed by a week in Latin America later in November. The week here showed NY and the world how … Continue reading

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Global retirement themes: target returns, DB/DC, LDI, plan design, education, risk

As I am spending more and more time on the institutional side of the business in recent years – as part of the overall theme of multi-convergence in the industry -, I am always intrigued with the work done by … Continue reading

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