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Inflation is best way to avoid stagnation

The prospect is that central banks will find themselves helpless, writes Tim Harford

Dynamic overhaul for passive Japanese fund

Plans for GPIF revamp believed to be already buoying Tokyo stocks

Drop in annuities demand hits UK insurers

Investors should look at new business value to reveal the decline

Pru to invest £100m in fresh initiatives

UK’s biggest life assurer becoming a ‘fund supermarket’

Canada pension fund sees India opportunity

CPPIB plans to expand portfolio to private equity and credit

Partnership defends financial stability

Annuity specialist still financially sound despite pensions change

BlackRock hires Canadian finance deputy

Jean Boivin to join BlackRock in London

UK pension reforms boost asset managers

Reforms and strong performance in equities and bonds help growth

BlackRock slips down UK pensions ranking

Insight Investment Management overtakes the investment manager

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