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QiX - Investments Quarterly ideas Exchange Q2 2020

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June 24, 2020

Quarterly compilation of thought leadership for institutional investors.

This edition of Quarterly ideas Exchange (“QiX”) has been modified to align the key challenges and priorities you are currently facing as captured in our recent ‘End of the beginning: survey and webcast’:

  1. 01

    End of the beginning – what you are focussing on

    First you have to listen, and that is why we based our recent webcast series on your survey results and the questions you submitted in advance. Here is an overview of what your peers are listing as key challenges and priorities now.

    Your priorities right now, according to our recent survey:

  2. 02

    Protect your plan from further market falls

    Portfolios invested across equities, bonds and property appear well diversified. However, in stressed market conditions we often see that these asset classes fall in value at the same time, because they are all linked to economic activity. We believe in better diversity that captures upside and limits downside.

  3. 03

    Generate returns you need

    When does active management play a role in equity portfolios, if at all? We think now could be the right time. We look at concentration risk, sustainable strategies and more.

  4. 04

    Making decisions in an uncertain environment

    Life for pension funds was already challenging and the coronavirus crisis is making it more difficult. Over the next decade, the pace of change will quicken even further. This may sound daunting, but there is a silver lining; there will be many opportunities for investment committees (ICs) - and trustee boards too - to strengthen their governance if they keep focused on best practice.

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