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Latest Issue of the Rotman International Journal for Pension Management Examines Rethinking Investing from the Ground Up.

June 16, 2014

Toronto – Rethinking Investing from the Ground Up is the theme of the Spring 2014 issue of the Rotman International Journal for Pension Management.

“It delivers new insights into issues ranging from investment beliefs, governance, engagement, information analytics, private markets investing, to pension reform in a style that is geared to be both comprehensive and readable, and that does so taking a broad international perspective,” says journal editor Keith Ambachtsheer.

With contributions from pension practitioners and academics, the journal is published by the Rotman International Centre for Pension Management (Rotman ICPM) at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

“Six years ago we started this journal with a purpose to address the strategic knowledge needs of the people overseeing and managing retirement savings pools around the world and this issue certainly has met this,” says Ambachtsheer who recently stepped down as the Director, Rotman International Centre for Pension Management.

Articles in the Spring 2014 issue include:

  • A guest editorial on What Types of People Should Manage Institutional Money? by Jack Gray;
  • Rethinking Investing from the Ground Up: How PFZW and PGGM are Meeting this Challenge by Jaap van Dam;
  • Facilitating Investor Engagement on ESG Issues: The PRI Initiative in Action by Valeria Piani and Jean-Pascal Gond;
  • Can Governance and Forensic Accounting Metrics Predict Stock Returns? by Ophir Gotleib;
  • The Investment Characteristics of OECD Infrastructure: A Cash-Flow Analysis by Serkan Bahçeci and MarkWeisdorf;
  • Pension Fund Investment in Infrastructure Lessons from Australia and Canada by Georg Inderst;
  • How Implementation Style and Costs Affect Private Equity Performance by Alex Beath, Chris Flynn, and Jody MacIntosh; and,
  • Pension Reform in the United Kingdom: The Unfolding NEST Story by Will Sandbrook and Tim Gosling.

Journal articles are available at no charge online at or as a flipbook at Articles can also be downloaded from SSRN at

The next issue of the Journal is scheduled for release in Fall 2014.

The mission of the Rotman International Centre for Pension Management (Rotman ICPM) is to be an internationally-recognized, high-impact catalyst for fostering effective pension design and management. Its four primary tools to achieve this goal are the funding of objective and transformative research, the organization of interactive, action-oriented discussion forums, the publication of a readable journal relevant to professionals in the pensions and related fields, and the delivery of the globe's leading governance education program for Board members of pension and other long-horizon investment institutions. Further details on the Centre, including access to the Rotman Journal of International Pension Management, are available at

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