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Dutch pension sector creates efficient ecosystem (Part II)

The 6th annual Bismarck-lezing hosted by the Netherlands Investment Mangers Forum (Stichting NIMF) cast a philosophical light on the pension sector. Bas Haring, professor and ‘people’s philosopher’, took to the stage to demarcate the problematic elements that continue...

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Institutional investors cozy up to AI (Part I)

A concoction of higher costs and lower returns has incentivized pension funds around the world to explore creative solutions, largely in artificial intelligence (AI) and other technologically enabled strategies, to help them manage their money as efficiently as...

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Contagion, carnage and…Coco’s

While millions of Europeans sun themselves on beaches in blissful ignorance, an unsettling problem has begun to rear its head. Turkey’s political and economic turmoil has laid regulatory weaknesses bare and has left some European investors to question the viability of...

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Practicality in ESG prevails

Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) principles have demanded attention from both institutional and retail investors for the better part of a decade. Because ESG is an amalgam of abstract concepts, investors continue to grapple with how to apply them and quantify...

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Media relations in a digital age

The digital revolution has permanently altered the media landscape. It has not only forced thousands of traditional newspapers to go bankrupt, but has also required many of the largest, and most respected outlets to shift their focus to digital content and adopt a...

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Don’t forget, people are also polluters

Factors to consider in sustainable real estate investing As ever more investors consider the impact of social and environmental factors on their portfolio, asset managers are becoming increasingly innovative in how they approach sustainable investing. We see this is...

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Vix-ETP collapse: an ETF industry inflection point?

By Julian Rea The recent headline “Credit Suisse defends $2.2bn ETN that lost 96% of its value overnight” in the FT, left me expecting an inflection point for ETFs. Assets will of course continue to grow, but in the near term investor perception will take a knock and...

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New PR alliance FinITiative embraces fintech revolution

FinITiative, a new PR alliance between CitySavvy and MCS PR, signifies the first PR initiative in the Netherlands to offer integrated tech and financial PR expertise in the fintech space. With sweeping technological trends affecting the world of finance, the sector is...

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Asset Allocation Awards 2018

CitySavvy is pleased to partner with Alpha Research for the second consecutive year on the annual Asset Allocation Awards, taking place on Tuesday 6 February 2018. The theme ‘Low growth, low interest, low returns?’ will be addressed with a panel discussion touching on...

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TicToc launches offensive against nasty ‘fake news’

Bloomberg’s new built-for-Twitter 24-hour news network TicToc thrives on one important thing: facts. Touted as the world’s first “social news network”, TicToc combines Twitter’s global reach and user-generated commentary with the pedigree of Bloomberg’s news-reporting...

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