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Today’s top stories







Brussels unlikely to base IORP on any of three QIS scenarios, says Towers Watson


EUROPE – Consultancy notes differing impact of scenarios, with one resulting in £1.2trn UK surplus.


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Obituary: John van Markwijk, CIO of Dutch fund PME


Financial instability shifting from banks to pensions – IMF


PKA alternatives subsidiary to double staff by summer

Environment Agency hires Townsend for real-assets push


Swiss funds benefit from strong equity returns over Q1

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From the April issue of IPE












How We Run Our Money: Swimming against the tide

Nina Röhrbein speaks to Jari Puhakka, CIO of Finland’s Etera Mutual Pension Insurance.


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Pensions in Germany: Forced into strategic moves


Occupational pension funds are adapting their investment strategies to continuing low-interest rates and the impending IORP Directive, reports Nina Röhrbein..


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On the record: Passive plays


Martin Koneberg, deputy head of alternatives at BVK in Germany, Inger Huus Pedersen, head of fixed income at PKA in Denmark and Bruno de Haas, head of policy and research at PNO Media in the Netherlands discuss their fund’s currency strategies.


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