Pension funds ‘must diversify to generate positive returns post-Covid-19’

Pension funds 'must diversify to generate positive returns post-Covid-19'

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted why pension funds need to diversify across asset classes and geographies to continue earning good returns in a low interest rate and high inflation environment, experts have said at the Arab Pensions Conference 2021.Markets and equities have performed well since the 2008 financial crisis and institutional investors received healthy returns, … Read more

South Africa may disallow crypto investments for pension funds

South Africa may disallow crypto investments for pension funds

South Africa features in the top 20 countries in the world, in terms of crypto adoption. Also, in a first, crypto trading in the country recently exceeded $141 million levels. Having said that, a local report claimed that South African pension funds will be barred from including Bitcoin and other crypto offerings under new draft guidelines. If … Read more

Australian pension fund considers crypto investment

Australian pension fund considers crypto investment

One of Australia’s largest pension funds has said it may make small investments in the cryptocurrency sector, in another sign that retirement vehicles are taking the digital asset space seriously despite the regulatory risks.Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC), which manages A$92.4bn ($69bn) of assets and is Australia’s fifth biggest pension fund, told the Financial Times that … Read more