Investment

Investors urged to consider reducing corporate credit exposures

Professional Pensions | 30 Jul 2014 | 13:18

Towers Watson has urged clients to consider reducing their exposures to high-quality corporate credit in favour of other assets such as bonds and equities.

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Mercer revamps DC investment approach ahead of 2015 pension freedom

Mercer has revamped its investment approach for defined contribution (DC) schemes in response to the government’s liberalisation of pensions.

Professional Pensions | 30 Jul 2014 | 13:12

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Schemes queue up to buy ILGs despite negative yield

A £5bn issuance of index-linked gilts (ILGs) yesterday was almost three times oversubscribed despite offering the lowest ever real yield for a bond of its type.

Professional Pensions | 30 Jul 2014 | 12:34

Investment Articles

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BlackRock to repurpose target date fund range and enter drawdown market

BlackRock is working to "repurpose" its range of target date funds and introduce an income drawdown product in response to the liberalisation of defined contribution (DC) regulation.

Professional Pensions | 29 Jul 2014 | 12:57 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Demand grows for multi-asset strategies as investors look to manage risk

Institutional investors are increasingly looking to use multi-asset strategies, according to a new survey by ING Investment Management.

Professional Pensions | 28 Jul 2014 | 12:25

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ILC says falling annuity rates do not mean poor value for money

Annuities should continue to play an important role in retirement planning and free guidance, according to research published today by the International Longevity Centre (ILC).

Professional Pensions | 25 Jul 2014 | 15:10 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Annuities to ‘rebound’ to over £10bn by 2023 despite falling sales

Annuities will continue to be a substantial part of the at-retirement market in ten years’ time, albeit smaller, according to new research by Towers Watson.

Professional Pensions | 24 Jul 2014 | 16:29 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Video: How unconstrained bond funds can deliver returns in a rising interest rate environment

BNY Mellon head of DC Catherine Doyle interviews Newton Investment Management portfolio manager Paul Brain about how unconstrained bond strategies can protect DC investors from rising interest rates.

Professional Pensions | 23 Jul 2014 | 16:35 | screening image

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Video: How a diversified bond fund can adapt to add value for DC schemes

BNY Mellon head of DC Catherine Doyle interviews Newton portfolio manager Paul Brain explains how the Newton Global Dynamic Bond Fund can be used by DC schemes.

Professional Pensions | 23 Jul 2014 | 16:33 | screening image

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Video: How DC schemes can use unconstrained bond strategies in a post-budget world

Louise Potgieter speaks to BNY Mellon head of DC Catherine Doyle about the role unconstrained bond investing can play in both the accumulation and decumulation phases of DC schemes.

Professional Pensions | 23 Jul 2014 | 16:32 | screening image

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Funding: The rocky road to self-sufficiency

Natasha Browne explores the issues scheme trustees face on their journey to self-sufficiency and beyond.

Professional Pensions | 23 Jul 2014 | 13:14 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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FX rigging could be ‘swindling' pensions of millions

Pension funds could have been cheated out of millions of pounds by manipulation of the £3trn foreign exchange (FX) markets, warns Mark Taylor, dean of Warwick Business School.

Professional Pensions | 23 Jul 2014 | 11:52 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

'Stuggling' global economy will force schemes to question portfolio resilience

Helen Morrissey looks at Bank for International Settlements' annual report and asks if we have learned lessons from financial crisis?

Professional Pensions | 18 Jul 2014 | 16:46 | 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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