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2018

The secret to success – September 2018
Tim Giles of Aon explains why being ‘active’ is key to improving your pension scheme’s outcomes in this article, first published in Professional Pensions.

Responsible Investment – August 2018
Aon’s Tim Manuel sat on the RI roundtable with Portfolio Institutional. The revolution in how investors are assessing companies is gaining momentum. No longer considered niche, responsible investing is rising in prominence among institutions when making investment judgements. To find out what responsible investment means to the panel, plus their views on other topics in this space, you can read the full article here.

The road less travelled – July 2018
Jeffrey Malluck explores alternative investment strategies in this article, first published in PMI News.

PI Roundtable - Factor Investing - May 2018
Fixed income is the new frontier for factor investing. Pursuing value, momentum, quality or low volatility strategies in bond and credit markets is yet to reach the levels of popularity enjoyed on the equity side of portfolios.

Q&A with Aon’s pension experts: maximising returns – May 2018
Maximising returns is one of the responsibilities of pension scheme trustees. How can they best achieve this in a risk-controlled way? How can trustees maximise their own effectiveness, and that of their investment portfolio, to deliver the best returns for their scheme? Aon’s Daniel Peters and Sonia Gogna discuss in a Q&A with PMI News.

ESG: Better long-term outcomes?
John Belgrove, Senior Partner at Aon, contributed to an ESG roundtable with Portfolio Institutional where ESG-led investment was discussed. The write-up was first published with Portfolio Institutional in the April/May issue.

Multi-asset investing: Testing times
Daniel Peters, partner and investment consultant at Aon, sat on a Roundtable with Portfolio Institutional to examine multi-asset investing and debate on where multi-asset funds stand following the recent dose of market volatility. The write-up was first published with Portfolio Institutional in the March/April issue.

Absolute Return Fixed Income - Positive returns in a rising rate environment
This article was first published by Pension Fund Service.

Global Equities Roundtable
John Belgrove, Senior Partner at Aon, sat on a Global Equities Roundtable with Portfolio Institutional to discuss the pros and cons of building a global equity portfolio. The write-up was first published with Portfolio Institutional in the January issue.

ESG Panel
Tim Manuel at Aon contributes to a panel of ESG experts on what they are expecting to see in this market in the next 12 months. This article first appeared in Portfolio Institutional in their January issue.


2017

Low volatility levels look to be unsustainable
CNBC Squawk Box – 14 August 2017: Market risk has not been very rewarding, and low volatility could be unsustainable for investors, Tapan Datta, head of asset allocation at Aon said.

Markets don't know how to price Brexit
CNBC Squawk Box – 14 August 2017: Markets don't know how to price the UK's departure from the EU because the uncertainty is so great, but they need to start pricing in political risks, Tapan Datta, head of asset allocation at Aon said.

Bigger Japan news is Abe approval rating falling: Pro
CNBC Squawk Box – 14 August 2017: The potential consequences for the markets of Japanese PM Shinzo Abe resigning would be alarming, Tapan Datta, head of asset allocation at Aon said.

Aon puts the spotlight on trustee, fund manager and consultant relationships
Aon plc (NYSE:AON), has shed light on the inter-relationships of pension scheme trustees, fund managers and investment consultants in the third report highlighting the research of its partnership with Leeds University Business School (LUBS).

Aon Delegated Investment Solutions reaches $100 billion in worldwide assets under management
>LONDON (24 May, 2017) - Aon plc (NYSE:AON) today announced it has reached more than $100 billion (USD) in worldwide assets under management (AUM) for its delegated investment solutions clients across 10 countries. Aon’s Investment business now advises on $4.2 trillion of assets globally for more than 2,500 clients around the world.

Aon's Datta Says U.K. Consumer Will Be Strained
Tapan Datta, head of asset allocation at Aon, and Bloomberg Gadfly's Andrea Felsted discuss the U.K consumer and the potential for an interest rate hike by the BOE. They speak to Bloomberg's Manus Cranny and Matt Miller on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe."

Helping trustees make better decisions
Our research shows trustees must analyse how they make decisions, boost diversity and get to grips with implicit fees, as John Belgrove explores in this article, first published in Engaged Investor.

We tested: how well do trustees understand fees?
John Belgrove reports on the results of an analysis into DB scheme trustee priorities and their knowledge of costs and fees in fund management. First published in Professional Pensions.

Aon says trustees’ focus is on investment strategy over cost and fees
Aon and Leeds University Business School publish the second results of research into trustee decision-making.

Trustee boards – what are they really like?
John Belgrove looks at the different characteristics of trustee boards and how behavioural biases can be avoided in this article, first published in Pensions Age.

Aon's Datta: Dodd-Frank Made Large Banks Safer
Tapan Datta, head of asset allocation at Aon, discusses President Trump's executive actions to undo Dodd-Frank, its impact on markets and the future of the legislation. He speaks to Bloomberg's Manus Cranny and Anna Edwards on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe."

Aon says trustee boards show high levels of financial literacy but lack diversity
Aon and Leeds University Business School publish first results of research into trustee decision-making.

Aon's Datta: China Outflow Problem May Worsen
Tapan Datta, Aon's head of asset allocation, discusses the Chinese yuan and PBOC policy with Bloomberg's Manus Cranny and Anna Edwards on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe." (Source: Bloomberg)


2016

Checklist: I don’t need one – do I?
In this article, first published in Professional Pensions, Lynda Whitney looks at why checklists can help trustees make better decisions.

Check it out
Behavioural finance – economics rebooted: Zoe Taylor looks at the benefits of a checklist approach in this article, first published in Pensions World.

A checklist to better investment decisions
In this article, first published in Pensions Age, Calum Mackenzie explains how Aon 's checklist for trustees helps remove behavioural bias from decision making.

Pension scheme decision making - theory versus behaviour
Pension fund decision-makers are bombarded by ideas competing for their attention and ultimately investment. So how do you decide which are worthy of a place in your scheme's portfolio? In this article, first published in PMI News, Zoe Taylor investigates a checklist approach to decision-making.

Check, check and check again
We all need help to overcome behavioural bias, as John Belgrove explains in this article, first published in Engaged Investor.


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