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The Hidden Risks of Deep Sea Drilling

Amarendra Swarup, Pension Corporation

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Executive Summary

Who knew that BP stood not just for British Petroleum but also for British Pensions? In the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, rarely has one event come to embody so many of the risks that UK pension funds face today.

Forget the palpitations over the environmental impact and the horror of those advocating some form of socially responsible investing. These are luxuries for pension funds in happier times when the deeper risks associated with financial markets and corporate sponsors are hypothetical numbers hidden deep within performance reports. Now, every passing day serves only to highlight that even the perceived safest of investments carries within it a host of risks.

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Original publication date:
June 2010
URL:
www.pensionomics.com

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