Professional Pensions | 23 Jun 2015 | 13:00 |
The bias of UK schemes to domestic equities cost them around 2% in lost returns last year, according to research from Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM).
Total deficits in FTSE 250 defined benefit (DB) pension schemes hit £12bn last year after rising more than 70% in 12 months, according to JLT Employee Benefits.
Professional Pensions | 22 Jun 2015 | 13:17 |
Managers’ fees have risen ahead of inflation even when they underperform with fee levels for some mandates have risen by a shocking 60%, LCP analysis reveals. Stephanie Baxter considers the findings.
Professional Pensions | 01 Apr 2015 | 10:37 |
As we approach the most uncertain election this country has seen in years, Stephanie Baxter looks at the risks schemes are likely to face.
Professional Pensions | 19 Feb 2015 | 17:39
The Investment Association is finally tackling the issue of disclosing portfolio churn but the road to full transparency is going to be long and fraught, finds Stephanie Baxter.
Professional Pensions | 13 Feb 2015 | 12:16
The pensions team for Lancashire County Council has won a contract to administer Merseyside's Firefighters' Pension Schemes from 1 April.
Professional Pensions | 10 Feb 2015 | 12:42 |
London CIV’s Hugh Grover tells PP why he does not recommend wholesale adoption of the model across the entire LGPS.
Professional Pensions | 29 Jan 2015 | 13:18 |
The Kent County Council Pension Fund has turned to star manager Neil Woodford to manage its £200m UK equity mandate after dropping his former employer Invesco Perpetual.
Professional Pensions | 19 Jan 2015 | 16:06 |
Cornwall Pension Fund has increased its allocation to hedge funds from 1% to 8% following a strategic review.
Professional Pensions | 16 Jan 2015 | 12:42 |
Given the significant decline in pension scheme funding levels experienced in recent times, the issue of protection against equity drawdown is becoming increasingly important. SSGA’s Howard Kearns looks at how options can help.
Professional Pensions | 14 Jan 2015 | 15:57 |
The Collective Investment Vehicle (CIV) Sectoral Joint Committee for London’s local government pension schemes (LGPS) has elected Mark Boleat as chairman.
Professional Pensions | 19 Dec 2014 | 16:26 |
Stephanie Baxter speaks to Lothian Pension Fund – winner of Best Use of Alternatives Award at the Scheme of the Year Awards – about how it has reduced costs by investing directly in alternatives
Professional Pensions | 04 Dec 2014 | 16:42 |
University staff will meet senior board members of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) today to urge it to consider their ethical views and drop investments such as tobacco.
Professional Pensions | 04 Dec 2014 | 13:07 |
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