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Towers Watson calls on pension funds to focus on "competitive positioning"

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

Global professional services company Towers Watson said that asset owners are increasingly transforming their governance arrangements to deal with investing in today's fast-moving environment.

In an article published in its annual Global Investment Matters, Towers Watson suggested that the pace of change of the investment world is placing added pressure on asset owners to be more adaptable and that they can draw from the experiences of the corporate world to enhance their decision making.

Roger Urwin, global head of investment content at Towers Watson, who also leads the firm's change consulting to asset owners said: "External market conditions regularly drive companies to re-assess their strategy and re-focus their activities. This could be for a variety of reasons, such as to gain market share, to reduce costs, to improve growth or to expand into new markets. Asset owners are facing the same pressures to adapt to a changing environment and we have helped a number of them around the world to be more flexible, nimble and prepared for change."

According to Towers Watson the three main reasons behind asset owners' need to change are complexity, sustainability and market positioning. It says many companies have grappled w......................

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