P&I this week hosted the 2020 WorldPensionSummit virtual event, where issues from ESG to private assets to the pandemic were discussed.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the opportunity set and risks to which institutional investors are paying attention.
Private assets will continue to grow in portfolios, and pension fund executives remain on the lookout for investment opportunities.
Robert Merton discusses the need to simplify explanations of risk and investments for plan participants at the WorldPensionSummit.
Improvements in communication around defined contribution plans would lead to better retirement outcomes for participants.
All retirement plans can apply AI to their portfolios in some way, but robust governance and operational capabilities must be in place.
WorldPensionSummit named innovators in four categories in the 2020 edition of its Innovation Awards.
Investors looking to decarbonize their portfolios through divestment should consider other options before simply cutting company holdings.
Investors are rethinking the roles of certain asset classes in their portfolios due to the coronavirus pandemic and its impacts on markets.
The U.S. remains a key economy for investors, but deglobalization and political risks add complexity, WorldPensionSummit speakers say.
Investors and managers should be more critical about what is considered sustainable, attendees at the 2019 WorldPensionSummit are told.
The European Union should abolish the unanimity rule, which gives each European member state the right to veto new laws, says former Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt.
European citizens need to save more through contributions to occupational retirement plans, said speakers at the WorldPensionSummit.
While the U.K.'s exit from the European Union will bring opportunities to other financial centers, Brexit does not spell the end of London's position.
Engaging with and educating participants early on in their employment are key to helping them achieve better retirement outcomes.
Pension funds around the globe are being forced to reconsider the way they invest as they grapple with the impacts of various risks.