Archive | May, 2011

NSFM Participant Opinion: Pensions or deckchairs?

Nick Silver writes: I started out to write about how actuaries and other pension fund advisors might change their behavior. But I am going to change my brief; when you are employed to move round deck chairs, it’s more important to point out the ship is sinking than to perfect chair placement. The critical feature […]

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Nuclear meltdowns are bad for investment returns

Members of the NSFM Coordinating Team write: In the Financial Times this week, two NSFM participants – Raj Thamotheram and Maxime Le Floc’h – compare the Gulf of Mexico and Fukushima events and highlight the important role that institutional investors could play with regards to these events.[i] Their diagnosis includes systemic disorders of regulatory failure, organisational learning […]

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