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The 300 Club, an independent group of leading investment professionals from across the globe, has added PGGM’s Jaap van Dam as its newest member. As the Principal Director of Investment Strategy at PGGM, one of the largest pension fund managers in the Netherlands, van Dam is responsible for formulating and implementing strategic change for the […] read more...
The 300 Club, an independent group of leading investment professionals from across the globe, has announced the establishment of a North American chapter headed up Chris Ailman, CIO of CalSTRS and current 300 Club member, under the guidance of Stefan Dunatov, Chairman. Alongside the new North American chapter, the Club also welcomes three new members: […] read more...
Investors need to fundamentally rethink the purpose of investment and how they measure its success in order to reconnect capital with its true underlying purpose, according to Saker Nusseibeh, Founder and Member of the 300 Club, in his paper entitled The Why Question. Nusseibeh argues equity holdings should no longer be seen as a way […] read more...
The 300 Club, an independent group of leading investment professionals from across the globe, is pleased to announce Mark Walker, Global Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director of the Univest Company, Unilever’s internal pension investment organisation, as its newest member. In his role, Mark and his team are responsible for overseeing the investments of the […] read more...
Despite the significant changes made to European pension business models since the financial crisis, a more fundamental behavioural shift is needed to address the yawning gap that exists between the rhetoric of governance improvements in recent years and their reality on the ground, according to Sally Bridgeland and Professor Amin Rajan in their paper entitled […] read more...
The unnecessary focus on daily liquidity in DC pension plans is creating a hidden and costly trade-off for savers and society, according to Zuhair Mohammed in his paper entitled The hidden trade-off in DC pensions. read more...
By sharing risk more equitably, a hybrid pension structure that guarantees a minimum benefit and allows both employer and employee to benefit from performance gains, can create a virtuous cycle of governance and lead to better, less volatile investment outcomes, according to David Villa in his paper entitled The Third Way: A hybrid model for pensions. read more...
The 300 Club, an independent group made up of leading investment professionals from across the globe, is pleased to announce Ronald D. Schmitz, Chief Investment Officer of the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) as its newest member. read more...
The 300 Club, an independent group made up of leading investment professionals from across the globe, is pleased to announce Pascal Blanqué, Global Chief Investment Officer at Amundi, as its newest member. read more...
The 300 Club, an independent group made up of leading investment professionals from across the globe, is pleased to announce Jan Straatman, Global Chief Investment Officer of Lombard Odier Investment Managers (LOIM) as its newest member. read more...
The need to re-evaluate the social science of economics and finance, and subject investment management to as much revision as other sciences is now time critical, according to Saker Nusseibeh, founder of the 300 Club, in his latest paper, Torn up tracks. read more...
Culture is integral to the quality of investment performance and sustainability of investment organisations, according to Roger Urwin in the latest paper published by the 300 Club entitled: The culture of sustainable investment performance. read more...
The 300 Club, an independent group made up of leading investment professionals from across the globe, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ron Barin. read more...
The asset management industry exerts unprecedented influence on the global economy. With global investable assets expected to increase to more than $100trn by 2020 (six times total US GDP in 2013), and the need to find scapegoats in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, it is important to consider the role and responsibilities of core asset managers in the global economy, says Yves Choueifaty, in the latest paper published by the 300 Club entitled The role of core asset managers in the global economy. read more...
IPE comments on Professor Amin Rajan's white paper for the 300 Club, exploring how the EMH and the CAPM continue to shape the psyche of financial investors and policymakers, even though no longer tenable. read more...
The role of the efficient market hypothesis and the capital asset pricing model in the 2008 crash are discussed in aiCIO, as detailed in Professor Amin Rajan's white paper, The Death of Common Sense: How elegant theories contributed to the 2008 market collapse. read more...
Pauline Skypala reacts to Professor Amin Rajan's white paper, The Death of Common Sense: How elegant theories contributed to the 2008 market collapse , the first paper to be published by the 300 Club. read more...
In an open letter to the Times, leading investors have called on the Government to clarify the law to enable them to best serve their beneficiaries' interests. read more...
For the 15th anniversary edition of IPE, Saker Nusseibeh and Zuhair Mohammed examine the forces bearing down on the fund management industry and outline a vision for institutional managers. read more...
Saker Nusseibeh speaks to Reuters about his view of an uncertain future, and the new breed of investment professional that will be required to navigate this. read more...
Saker Nusseibeh outlines the aims of the 300 Club. read more...
In a Q&A with Shaun Cumming, Saker Nusseibeh explains the motives behind the 300 Club. read more...
Phil Salter asks Saker Nusseibeh about the reasons behind setting up the 300 Club. read more...
The member of the 300 Club outline why they think there is a need to question the very foundations of the investment industry and investing. read more...
Pauline Skypala talks to Saker Nusseibeh and Amin Rajan about the problems faced by investors and savers under the current financial system. read more...
Saker Nusseibeh and the 300 Club raise questions around the impact of current market thinking and behaviours. read more...