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Presentation of the Partner

IPE is the leading European publication for institutional investors and those running pension funds. It is published by IPE International Publishers Ltd, an independently-owned company founded in July 1996. IPE's sister publications are IPE Real Assets and FD Pensioen Pro | IPE. Their annual Conference & Awards event is the largest gathering of European pension funds under one roof.

Investment & Pensions Europe is the monthly magazine for those running pension funds in Europe. Since our first issue in 1997, we have built an influential position within the European institutional investor community, and the publication has an average monthly circulation of 9,723 copies, of which 69% is in Continental Europe.

 

Point of contact:

Liam Kennedy is Editor of Investment & Pensions Europe (IPE) and Editorial Director of IPE International Publishers. Based in London, he has nearly 20 years’ experience as a financial journalist and editor, specialising in the field of institutional investment and pension funds. In that time he has met, interviewed and profiled countless senior executives at European and global pension funds, asset management companies and consultancies, as well as many other influential figures. Prior to joining IPE in February 2007, Kennedy spent nearly seven years at the Financial Times group in London, where he worked as a specialist editor and writer and launched four specialist European pension and investment publications. He holds an undergraduate degree of master of arts with honours from the University of Glasgow.

 

Presentation of the Partnership

At the beginning of 2011, EDHEC-Risk Institute and Investment & Pensions Europe (IPE) established a partnership to produce a special editorial supplement to provide IPE readers with academic insights that genuinely contribute to improving institutional investment practices.

The aim of the editorial partnership with IPE, the leading publication for European institutional investors, is to provide academic insights that will genuinely contribute to improving institutional investment practices.

IPE is the leading publication for European institutional investors (circulation of 10,000, of which 71% is in Continental Europe). 81% of the circulation is to pension funds, other capital owners & consultants.

 

Over twenty supplements have been published following the inaugural issue of Winter 2010-2011, 

You can access the latest EDHEC-Risk Institute special issue of the EDHEC Research Insights supplement to Investment & Pensions Europe- Spring 2021 edition.

The Spring 2021 edition of the EDHEC-Risk Institute special issue of the EDHEC Research Insights supplement to IPE is an EDHEC-Risk Institute Special. We aim to provide European institutional investors with an academic research perspective on the most relevant issues in the industry today. We first look at the relationship between exposure to climate change and a firm’s credit risk. Companies with a high carbon footprint are more likely to default, hence the exposure to climate risks affects the creditworthiness of loans and bonds issued by corporates. In research supported by Bank of America, we then present a goals-based investing framework for analysing retirement investment decisions in the presence of long-term care risk. This is a flexible framework developed to provide personalised advice on retirement investment decisions in the presence of life event risk. As part of the Amundi ETF, Indexing and Smart Beta Investment Strategies research chair at EDHEC-Risk Institute, we explore the impact of ESG factors on the risk and return of sovereign bonds from an investor perspective, in particular investigating how to measure and manage ESG risks in sovereign bond portfolios and their implications for sovereign bond portfolio strategies. We consider the impact of climate change, and of the seriousness of our abatement effort, on asset prices. How will investors fare under different scenarios of climate change abatement and climate outcomes? The results of the annual EDHEC European ETF, Smart Beta and Factor Investing Survey, which EDHEC-Risk Institute has been running since 2006 with the support of Amundi ETF, Indexing & Smart Beta, show a slowdown in the use of smart beta and factor investing strategies, and a growing interest in the integration of an SRI/ESG component into investment. We then ask the following question as part of the EDHEC-Risk Institute/ FirstRand research chair on Designing and Implementing Welfare-Improving Investment Solutions for Institutions and Individuals: if diversification and insurance (ie, dynamic hedging) are not mutually exclusive techniques, is there an optimal order for them to be performed? Our results show that it matters whether insurance or diversification comes first. Finally, as part of the Swiss Life Asset Managers France research chair on Real Estate in Modern Investment Solutions, we examine the risk and return characteristics of French non-listed real estate funds to assess whether traditional investment management techniques can be applied to this growing universe of investment vehicles. We find supporting evidence that investors would indeed benefit from the implementation of selection and allocation decisions..

 

EDHEC Research Insights supplement to IPE Sping 2020
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Contents:

  • Climate change risk and corporate bonds
  • A holistic goals-based investing framework for analysing efficient retirement investment decisions in the presence of long-term care risk
  • Measuring and managing ESG risks in sovereign bond portfolios
  • From climate change to asset prices
  • Introducing ESG with ETFs and in factor investing
  • Diversification and insurance: which should come first?
  • Benefits of selection and allocation decisions in the French non-listed real estate investment fund market

 


The list of past issues may be consulted here.