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Dutch medical consultants scheme opens infra allocation

first_imgIts ILB portfolio had comprised 3% of the scheme’s assets.According to the director, SPMS had temporarily re-invested the combined proceeds of the divestment into fixed income and liquid equity, split equally.Last year, the occupational pension fund returned 12%, including 4.5 percentage points due to the effect of falling interest rates on its 78% interest rate hedge.Its 55% fixed income portfolio generated an overall result of 10.7% and had benefited from the rates decrease, SPMS said.It said that returns varied from 9.4% from German and Dutch government bonds to 17% from developed market government paper. Euro-denominated credit gained 4.3%, while US credit returned 10.6%.The pension fund’s equity holdings (27% of the total portfolio) delivered 10.1%, with European equity losing 0.4%. US and emerging market equity produced 16.8% and 15.8%, respectively.SPMS said it had replaced its worldwide equity mandates with regional ones. In contrast, it did the reverse with its real estate allocation, switching from two regional mandates to a worldwide mandate.The pension fund said its 10% stake in real estate had also benefited from the low interest enviroment, returning 7.6%.SPMS grants its 16,455 participants and pensioners a fixed annual indexation of 3% and also aims to top this up with an inflation-linked compensation linked to the Netherlands’ salary index.At June-end, the funding of the medical consultant scheme stood at 121.8%. SPMS, the Dutch pension fund for medical consultants, has divested its inflation-linked bond (ILB) holdings and reduced its hedge fund allocation in favour of a new position in infrastructure debt.In its annual report for 2016, Jeroen Steenvoorden, the scheme’s director, explained that the pension fund intended to increase its infrastructure investments to 5% of the overall during the coming years.He said that the €9.8bn pension fund had opted for investments through two managers and several funds, “because of the complexity of the asset class”. He added that SPMS expected returns of more than 2.5%.The pension fund reduced its hedge fund allocation – which generated a “disappointing” return of 0.6% last year – from 9% to 6%, Steenvoorden said.last_img read more

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Other Sports Pro Kabaddi League: UP Yoddha Wrap Up Home Leg With Convincing Win Over Bengaluru Bulls

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Greater Noida: UP Yoddha wrapped up their home leg in style, beating Bengaluru Bulls 45-33 and set up the Pro Kabaddi League Eliminator against Bengaluru Bulls.Yoddha, now placed third in the table with 74 points, will face sixth-placed Bulls in Eliminator 1 on October 14 in Ahmedabad.The hosts trailed in the first half but came back strong with Shrikant Jadhav and Surender Gill scoring nine raid points each.Local boy, Ashu Singh was the standout defender for the team with five tackle points in the match.  Pawan Sehrawat, the star raider of the Bulls scored a Super Raid where he got rid of Sumit, Rishank Devadiga, Surender Gill and Ashu singh in one go.The score stood at 6-1 in favour of Bulls. Soon after, Bengaluru inflicted the first all out on U.P. to go ahead 9-2 with just four minutes into the half.Trailing 4-14, the hosts scored a Super Raid through Surender Gill to reduce the deficit to 9-14.Yoddha then inflicted the first all-out on Bengaluru to reduce the gap 14-17, firmly within the range of Bulls, who went into half-time leading 22-20.Yoddha took the lead for the first time in the match after inflicting the second all-out on Bulls. Their defence got better as they tackled with purpose allowing the opponents no breathing space.With the half coming inching towards the end, Rishank looked in inspiring form as he scored two important raid points helping his team establish a three point cushion at 34-31 going into the official time-out.It seemed like the final nail in the coffin as with less than two minutes to go in the match Yoddha inflicted the third all-out to lead 42-32 and eventually sealed the win.last_img read more