This site features backgrounds and an insider’s views on a the most crucial aspects of institutional investment management, with a deliberate emphasis on risk-efficiency and reduced-risk investment returns, as relevant to pension fund investing.

As such, the paramount aspect connecting all of Agathos’ efforts and publications is to expose the hazards of outright index-cloning (‘passive’ investing). Naturally, this is not confined to pension fund investing but applies to all institutional investment  worldwide.

While statistics used here are obtained from public data sources predominantly related  to the management of Swiss pension funds, the illustrations and conclusions shown also apply to a much wider, and even global field, both within, and beyond the pension fund industry.

New topics and analyses are added at irregular intervals. Agathos analytics focus on the long term and while some may be one-off features, others are subject to updating, be it annually, quarterly, or even monthly.

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Agathos publishes analyses and research  based on publicly available raw data alone, always identifying sources in the appropriate context, adding direct hyperlinks to these sources wherever possible. All calculations are Agathos’ own. While utmost care is applied to ensure the accuracy calculations, no guarantee is given for them.

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