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Are fixed asset management fees failing investors?

Professional Pensions | 21 Nov 2014 | 17:25

The widely used AUM fee model only suits the interests of asset managers, writes Stephanie Baxter

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Five stories you might have missed this week

The biggest stories on PP this week involved controversy over the LGPS, an overhaul at Santander's scheme, a new chief exec at TPR, and a PPF sell off. Here are the top five.

Professional Pensions | 21 Nov 2014 | 07:52

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BIS is not helping to promote long-term investing

Con Keating says government attempts to promote shareholder engagement are pointless and will increase costs.

Professional Pensions | 20 Nov 2014 | 12:30 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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LPFA’s Cockell says LGPS must stop relying on safe assets

The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) deficit will keep on rising if funds continue to invest in gilts and bonds instead of infrastructure, London Pension Fund Authority deputy chairman Merrick Cockell has warned.

Professional Pensions | 20 Nov 2014 | 10:15 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Industry Voice: Medical underwriting - is the BPA world catching the bug?

Aviva looks at how trustees can assess the benefits of medical underwriting in bulk annuities.

Professional Pensions | 18 Nov 2014 | 12:15

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Academics attack fixed fee model in fund management

The fixed fee model widely used in fund management only benefits asset managers to the detriment of investors, according to research by Cass Business School.

Professional Pensions | 17 Nov 2014 | 14:02 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Investment consultant advice loses LGPS £6.2bn in ten years

Local Government Pension Schemes (LGPS) would have been better off if they had left their portfolios untouched for the last decade instead of listening to investment consultants, research finds.

Professional Pensions | 17 Nov 2014 | 13:54 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Industry rejects concerns over DB return assumptions

Trustees and pension professionals have defended the investment returns targeted by defined benefit (DB) schemes in research carried out by PP.

Professional Pensions | 14 Nov 2014 | 12:57 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Should schemes allocate more to real assets?

Real estate and infrastructure have been on pension fund agendas for a while now. But is there space in their portfolios for even more esoteric asset classes? Angele Spiteri Paris reports.

Professional Pensions | 13 Nov 2014 | 13:59 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Interpreting the indicators - understanding macroeconomic drivers of asset performance

Understanding the state of the economy is an important factor in any scheme's investment strategy according to Axa IM's Yoram Lustig.

Professional Pensions | 12 Nov 2014 | 14:30 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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BoE says inflation likely to stay below target until 2017

UK inflation will probably tumble below 1% within the next six months after hitting a five-year low of 1.2% in September, the Bank of England (BoE) governor has said.

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

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Over 80% of schemes to increase in-house asset management

More than four out of five pension schemes globally plan to bring more asset management responsibilities in-house, according to research.

Professional Pensions | 11 Nov 2014 | 12:50 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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DWP dumps another burden on DC trustees

Defined contribution trustees face a huge challenge in measuring 'good value for money', writes Stephanie Baxter

Professional Pensions | 10 Nov 2014 | 16:33 | 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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