Investment

USS members campaign for representation of savers’ ethical views

Professional Pensions | 22 Oct 2014 | 13:29

Members of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) are campaigning for the fund’s investment policy to reflect their ethical views.

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DC investment strategies: priorities for 2015

The shakeup coming to pensions in April 2015 has given trustees of defined contribution (DC) schemes a lot to think about. High on the list of concerns is what to do with their investment strategies.

Professional Pensions | 22 Oct 2014 | 12:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Record bond yields threaten year-end company accounts

Plummeting bond yields have contributed to a £70bn increase in FTSE350 liabilities since the end of last year and a £20bn increase in deficits, Towers Watson warns.

Professional Pensions | 16 Oct 2014 | 16:27 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Comment: Pensions is the new rock ‘n’ roll

Speaking at the NAPF Annual Conference yesterday, Bob Geldof, explained to delegates why, after 40 years in rock ‘n’ roll, he had landed up speaking to a bunch of pension geeks.

Professional Pensions | 16 Oct 2014 | 11:40 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Why pre-crisis growth may never return

The IMF is concerned that global economic expansion will never go back to levels seen prior to 2008, writes Stephanie Baxter.

Professional Pensions | 16 Oct 2014 | 11:39

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FTSE opens higher after worst day in 16 months

The FTSE has opened 1% higher as it begins to recover from its worst one-day fall in 16 months.

Professional Pensions | 16 Oct 2014 | 11:12 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Cash benchmarks hide £5bn under-performance of LGPS alternatives

Stephanie Baxter looks at research accusing consultants of exaggerating LGPS performance from alternatives.

Professional Pensions | 16 Oct 2014 | 10:52 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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NAPF 2014: Geldof urges NAPF delegates to embrace new asset classes

The industry has been urged to embrace new asset classes and retirement income freedoms by Sir Bob Geldof.

Professional Pensions | 15 Oct 2014 | 15:32 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Post-Budget surge in DB to DC transfers fails to materialise

The expected explosion in transfer requests from defined benefit (DB) to defined contribution (DC) schemes has not materialised according to a number of consultancies in the industry.

Professional Pensions | 14 Oct 2014 | 09:15 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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LGIM enters fiduciary management market

Legal and General Investment Management (LGIM) has launched a fiduciary management service alongside a set of funds aimed at schemes targeting a buyout.

Professional Pensions | 13 Oct 2014 | 13:29 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Barings to launch multi-asset funds for AE and decumulation markets

Barings Asset Management is to launch two multi-asset funds to service the auto-enrolment and decumulation markets.

Professional Pensions | 13 Oct 2014 | 11:10 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Emerging Market investment: country selection is key

Following a volatile period emerging markets are looking like a good opportunity for investors who can learn from past mistakes, says Charlotte Moore

Professional Pensions | 09 Oct 2014 | 13:42 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Megatrends and long-term investing

Raj Mody discusses how investment portfolios should reflect a changing world

Professional Pensions | 09 Oct 2014 | 13:40 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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A guide to Pensions Stability

 

This guide to Pensions Stability explores the new financial and operational model for defined benefit (DB) pension schemes. Pension schemes are still being run with far greater risk than is necessary and there is an opportunity to create a more stable pensions environment for trustees and sponsors.

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Joint institute pensions survey 2014

 

This inaugural survey among 326 members of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) asked whether auto-enrolment will deliver on its goals; if contribution rates for employees and employers need to rise; and whether pensions tax relief needs further reform.

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