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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Business Cycle Outlook – Monthly Update

This is our up to date outlook for the global business cycle for the coming years.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Why local returns cannot be realized

When you invest in a foreign market, next to the exposure to the local market you will also get an exposure to the foreign currency. In other words, your return will also be impacted by the exchange rate movements. Let’s illustrate this with a very simple example.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Global stock market turbulence

After a very strong start of the year, the early days of February 2018 have shown levels of volatility not seen in years, with equity markets giving up most or all of their year-to-date gains in just a matter of days.

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Quarterly Outlook remains cautiously optimistic

The Quarterly Outlook of Ortec Finance remains cautiously optimistic for the short term. The global economy continues to perform solidly, but at the same time there are reasons to keep optimism in check over the medium term.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Ortec Finance launches Data Analytics

Ortec Finance is to expand its activities as of 1st January 2018 with the launch of a new entity, named Data Analytics. The entity will focus on big data analysis and will be located at the Ortec Finance head office in Rotterdam.

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Friday, January 26, 2018

Business Cycle Outlook – Monthly Update

This is our up to date outlook for the global business cycle for the coming years.

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

EIOPA stress tests

Last week EIOPA published the report with the stress test results for pension funds. Ortec Finance contributed to the numbers of some of the Dutch pension funds that provided input to EIOPA.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The importance of planning your DC risks

In the current economic environment managing a pension fund has proven to be challenging. Many pension funds have seen the value of their defined benefit (DB) pension promises balloon and the size of these liabilities increases over time. These effects, combined with uncertain market conditions, leads to ever increasing variability of the absolute funding gap; assets minus liabilities.

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Enhancing decision making
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Ortec Finance announced as a pensions age awards finalist for innovation

At Ortec Finance we are proud to announce that we have been shortlisted as a Pensions Age Awards finalist for our unique Ortec Finance Scenarioset (OFS).

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Monday, December 4, 2017

IPE Conference tackles digital strategy and blockchain technology

During the IPE Conference in Prague, Ortec Finance contributed in more than one way. In her talk about ABB’s digital strategy, head of pensions management Elisabeth Bourqui said the Swiss-Swedish ABB Group has a strong digital infrastructure that helps knit together its multitude of different pension funds around the world.

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