Birth of a sector: Europe’s listed real estate revolution

For investors looking for value and a sector still in the middle stages of its economic cycle, the real estate securities market in Continental Europe may be worth a look, Neuberger Berman’s Global Real Estate Securities Fund manager Gillian Tiltman tells International Adviser.

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Redington recruits head of DC business

Pensions consultancy Redington has announced the appointment of Lydia Fearn to the newly-created role of head of DC and financial well-being, reports Pensions & Investments.

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Collective response to an unprecedented problem

This week’s NAPF conference is one of the industry’s greatest opportunities for debate, and Rob Gardner tells Pensions Expert the central question must be: can we use the energy of debate to power a collective response to an unprecedented pensions crisis?

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Bond veteran Jonsson: how to avoid the liquidity trap

As regulations have made it more expensive to hold cash on the sidelines and provide liquidity, managers must diversify their funds to deal with these headwinds, according to Neuberger Berman’s Jon Jonsson. The Global Bond Absolute Return fund manager tells Citywire Global why he has diversified methods across asset classes, countries, and maturities.

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Will investors allocate more to hedge funds?

With both bond and equity markets facing major challenges, investors are increasingly seeking out strategies that are not tied so tightly to the performance of the broader equity and fixed income markets. Neuberger Berman’s Fred Ingham tells Professional Pensions a growing number of investors are looking towards hedge funds as a solution – though concerns about there […]

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Redington recruits first DC head

Investment consultant Redington has signalled its intent to build its defined contribution business and plug into what is set to be a fast-growing area of the UK’s pensions market by hiring its first dedicated head of defined contribution, reports Financial News.

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Very few investors think about gender diversity: report

Fewer than a quarter of institutional investors think gender diversity in the boardroom is important, according to a survey from Hermes published this week. CNBC reports the survey of 109 institutional investors from the UK and Europe found only 23% of those questioned thought a board with a good mix of men and women was important.

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Investors must do more to help women smash the glass ceiling, says Hermes

Despite a series of high-profile campaigns to appoint more female directors, institutional investors do not match their words with action. The Telegraph reports on the new Hermes survey of more than 100 UK and European institutions, which shows just 23% of decision-makers believe gender diversity at board level is important.

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