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Author Archives: Alfred Slager
One of the key messages of the book Investment Beliefs that Kees Koedijk and I wrote, was the importance to articulate your views on how financial markets work. However much we’d like it to be, investing is not a hard … Continue reading
Stress testing with scenarios is in vogue. The Financial Times reported that European banking regulators plan to introduce a tougher stress test process as part of a new mechanism to force recapitalizations of banks. How useful is the tool for … Continue reading
After long deliberations between trustees and their investment managers, the choice is finally made to select manager GoodInvest* to manage the fund’s emerging market equities. The investor relations department has its work cut out.
The conference season is up and running again. We’ve attended and delivered some presentations in the recent week at conferences for investors and trustees. What is on their agenda? We cover two debates: The right exposure with the right benchmark … Continue reading
This week, the LDI (Liability Driven Investments) Congress 2011 was hosted in Amsterdam, were I was invited to hold a small talk on the enduring active vs. passive management debate. The presentation covers familiar grounds. Several attendees were interested in … Continue reading