Webcast Performance Measurement Technology survey results
Please join us for the webcast on Monday 6th November and discover the results of The Spaulding Group 2017 survey on Performance Measurement Technology.Read more
Decision making in an uncertain economic world
We live in an uncertain economic world. Interest rates have been very low in recent years, amongst others due to quantitative easing programs. But what will happen with interest rates and the return on investments when these quantitative easing programs come to an end?Read more
Quarterly outlook mostly positive
The Quarterly Outlook of Ortec Finance is cautiously optimistic about the economic prospects for the coming period. The global economy is improving, but there are reasons to keep the optimism in check.Read more
Enhancing decision making through cyclicality and dynamic asset allocation
Hens Steehouwer discusses how investors can use their understanding of cyclicality to enhance investment decision making.Read more
No more room for traditional pension funds on both sides of the Atlantic?
In its latest Global Pension Study, MSCI said North American and Western European corporations showed the highest average ratio of underfunding in 2016.Read more
Risk management 2.0 – Time for a Recap!
It is now roughly 10 years ago since the credit crisis was unleashed. During this time, the financial sector has had to deal with a flood of new legislation and regulations in order to make the financial system more resistant to a new financial crisis.Read more
New article on risk neutral valuation in the international journal Applied Mathematical Finance
The article “On the modelling of nested risk-neutral stochastic processes with applications in insurance” has been published in the journal Applied Mathematical Finance. This research article focuses on the robust calibration of risk neutral models and integration in a real world scenario set.Read more
Economic capital and human capital determine the level of your pension
If you want to guarantee a sufficiently high pension income, you must have two types of capital: economic capital and human capital. Companies and institutes that need it to guarantee that they can bear the risks they run, even in a worst-case scenario mostly use the term of economic capital. Economic capital for private individuals is the guarantee that their pensions are not endangered.Read more
The 4 principles for currency management
Nowadays institutional investors hold well diversified portfolios with global investments. Given the fact that the investments are spread out all over the world, a currency dimension is introduced. The investors have exposure to different currencies. As institutional investors often have their liabilities in their home currency, this creates a discrepancy and introduces currency risk. This currency risk can be managed on a total fund level or on portfolio level.Read more
Consumers have a need for insight, guidance and advice.
People who want to put money aside for short-term or long-term goals have a need for insight, guidance and advice. The challenge for financial institutions is to meet all three of these wishes. This not only requires sufficient data, but also the courage to take risks.Read more