Pensions with Purpose

The most innovative pension funds are proceeding with a confidence that comes from clear ownership of the challenges ahead.

February 2016

See how 17 executives are tackling industry challenges to succeed in today's evolving environment.

Bridging the Gap

Better returns often mean more risk. Matias Klemelä, director of finance and risk management at Etera in Finland, talks about shifting investment approaches to meet growing obligations.

MIND THE GAP

Bringing Asset Management In-House

Ready to manage assets in-house? See how Stefan Beiner, head of Asset Management and deputy CEO of Publica in Switzerland, makes that decision at his company.

ARE YOU READY?

The Compensation Debate

Public funds are in a talent war. See how Michael Kennedy, head of the pensions practice at Korn Ferry in Atlanta, says they’re managing it.

FIND OUT

Directors that Deliver

Bootcamp for board members? It’s how Keith Ambachtsheer, director emeritus of the Rotman International Centre for Pension Management in Toronto, says we can get board members’ skillsets into shape.

GET FIT

First-Mover Advantage

Sarah McPhee, senior advisor of sustainability for Storebrand in Finland, talks to us about putting sustainable investment strategies into practice.

BE FIRST

Fit for the Future

A new law in the Netherlands is leading pension funds to overhaul their structure and operations.  Hans van Meerten, a professor of International Pension Law at Utrecht University, explains how Dutch pensions are getting fit for their future. 

BE NIMBLE

Fit for Purpose

Board members need to be more focused on longer-term issues. Barbara Creed, chair of the Church Pension Fund (CPF) Board of Trustee, talks about her board's evolution.

LEARN MORE

Looking Long Term

Professor Gordon L. Clark, economist, geographer and director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford, examines the trend toward compound strategies to secure stable returns.

SEE THE STRATEGY

A Model of Efficiency

Denmark can teach us all some lessons in long-term planning. Jens-Christian Stougaard, director of not-for-profit PensionDanmark, explains how.

HEAR HOW

A Question of Resources

With the trend toward greater consolidation among Germany’s pension funds, director Consulting Services at Willis Towers Watson in Frankfurt, Nikolaus Schmidt-Narischkin explains what this means for the mid-market.

SHIFT YOUR APPROACH

Realizing Better Outcomes

A clear mission is the starting point for any investment decision. David Aleppo, head of DB Investment Advisory Services at Willis Towers Watson in the UK, explains its importance.

START HERE

A Risk-Off Approach

Iain Cowell, interim head of Investment Affairs at the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, explains why UK private pensions are taking risk off the table.

SEE WHY

Seizing New Opportunities

With nine investment professionals, US healthcare provider, Kaiser Permanente, must make careful use of external specialists. William Lee, the company’s chief investment officer and chair of the investment committee, explains how they’re doing it.

GET THE INSIGHTS

Striking the Balance

To reach your investment goals, the right mix of talent is critical. Timo Ritakallio, president and CEO at Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company in Finland, explains why.

MIX IT UP

A Sustainable System?

Managing Director of Pensioenfederatie in the Netherlands, Gerard Riemen talks about the stark choices Dutch DB schemes are facing.

LOOK CLOSER

Upping Alternatives Allocations

Marco Di Liberti, a financial services consultant based in Italy, tells us how Italian pension funds can use regulatory changes to their advantage.

BREAK TRADITION

Unlocking New Opportunities

Asset pooling can bring significant benefits. Learn more from Raj Mody, head of PwC’s Pensions Consulting Group in the UK.

CHANGE YOUR THINKING