Investment

Sustainable infrastructure: An allocation for long-term assets

Professional Pensions | 18 Sep 2014 | 11:38 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Philippe Zaouati explains the unique qualities of the sustainable infrastructure asset class

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Finding value in a market of strong performers

After a period of exceptional market conditions, Charlotte Moore looks at the steps asset allocators are taking to ensure decent medium-term returns

Professional Pensions | 18 Sep 2014 | 11:30 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Leader: Will we be happy in retirement?

Everybody will be happy in the future!” proclaimed the pensions minister last week at the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS). Steve Webb has faith that auto-enrolment and the triple-locked state pension “will ride like the cavalry to the rescue” to ensure retirees’ incomes stay sufficient.

Professional Pensions | 18 Sep 2014 | 11:27 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Do asset managers want all of their stocks to thrive?

Stephanie Baxter considers whether the rise of indices and passive funds create a conflict of interest for stewardship

Professional Pensions | 18 Sep 2014 | 11:14 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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LPFA to fund London development for liability matching purposes

The London Pensions Fund Authority (LPFA) will be financing the redevelopment of London's Pontoon Dock as part of its liability matching strategy.

Professional Pensions | 17 Sep 2014 | 12:53 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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FRC: Trustees ‘should challenge’ managers on Stewardship Code compliance

Financial Reporting Council (FRC) chairman Sir Winston Bischoff has raised concern that pension schemes fail to properly check whether their asset managers adhere to the UK Stewardship Code.

Professional Pensions | 17 Sep 2014 | 12:42 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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NAPF: Companies ‘must improve’ communication on remuneration

Companies need to communicate better with investors on remuneration packages, the National Association of Pension Funds’ (NAPF) AGM report reveals.

Professional Pensions | 16 Sep 2014 | 12:50 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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TIAA-CREF does U-turn on entering UK pensions market

US financial services giant TIAA-CREF has opened a distribution office in the UK for its asset management business.

Professional Pensions | 15 Sep 2014 | 16:31 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Leading schemes invest £460m in long-term sustainable strategy

Unilever UK Pension Fund, The Pensions Trust and the Environment Agency Pension Fund are among the latest schemes to sign up to responsible investment.

Professional Pensions | 15 Sep 2014 | 12:55 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Switch to passive would boost LGPS by £28bn

Local Government Pension Schemes (LGPS) would earn an extra £28bn over the next two decades by replacing active managers with passive managers, according to research.

Professional Pensions | 15 Sep 2014 | 12:32 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Baring Multi-Asset sees AUM halve in a month after managers exit

The Baring Multi-Asset fund has lost over half of its assets in a month after Andrew Cole, Percival Stanion and Shaniel Ramjee left the group.

Professional Pensions | 12 Sep 2014 | 14:47 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Myth 2: Schemes are being 'flipped' to fiduciary by providers

Professional Pensions | 12 Sep 2014 | 11:25 | screening image

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Schemes must diversify in the face of global instability

With fresh stories of global conflict and turmoil making the headlines, Charlotte Moore discovers schemes must stick to the basics and diversify investment in order to protect returns from geopolitical risk

Professional Pensions | 11 Sep 2014 | 13:03 | 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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