Blackrock

Blackrock names Pardoe as head of DC proposition

Professional Pensions | 12 Mar 2014 | 17:27 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Blackrock has named Simon Pardoe as head of proposition to its defined contribution (DC) team in a bid to develop bundled and investment-only workplace services.

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Ex-Blackrock MD joins Capita Employee Benefits to lead DC consulting

Former Blackrock managing director Gary Smith has joined Capita Employee Benefits as head of defined contribution (DC) consulting with immediate effect.

Professional Pensions | 10 Mar 2014 | 11:41 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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NAPF Investment Conference: Schemes failing to count cost of longevity, says BlackRock

Blackrock chief executive officer (CEO) Larry Fink has said many schemes are not counting the cost of longevity which could have a detrimental impact on their liabilities.

Professional Pensions | 06 Mar 2014 | 09:57 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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The Pensions Trust selects BlackRock for £100m alternatives mandate

The Pensions Trust has appointed BlackRock to manage a £100m fiduciary management mandate for inflation-linked alternative investments.

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

The Bank of England

Inflation falls back to target

Last week, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) announced that the consumer prices index (CPI) had fallen back to the Bank of England’s (BoE) 2% target in December.

Professional Pensions | 23 Jan 2014 | 07:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

The Bank of England

Schemes plug cash return gaps with short duration funds

The big question investors are asking is when the US and UK central banks will put a stop to quantitative easing (QE).

Professional Pensions | 28 Nov 2013 | 07:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Top 500 asset managers add $5.2trn in 2012

Assets under management (AUM) at the world’s top 500 managers increased by $5.2trn (£3.2trn) over the course of 2012, research from Towers Watson shows.

Professional Pensions | 11 Nov 2013 | 12:39 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Adopting a recovery position

It’s time to be cautiously optimistic about the health of the UK economy: there are a growing number of signs the nation is on the cusp of a recovery.

Professional Pensions | 04 Nov 2013 | 11:16 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Half of UK population unwilling to take risk with money – BlackRock

Some 50% of people surveyed by asset manager BlackRock say they are unwilling to take any risks with their money, leading to high allocations in cash.

Professional Pensions | 29 Oct 2013 | 13:01 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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BlackRock launches third DGF as market heats up

BlackRock has launched a new multi-asset strategy aiming to provide cash outperformance of 6% as competition heats up in the diversified growth fund (DGF) market.

Professional Pensions | 19 Sep 2013 | 13:10 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Capita drops BlackRock funds over investment concerns

Capita Group has dropped BlackRock’s Japanese and European equity funds for its defined contribution (DC) trust scheme after a “loss of confidence” in the manager’s investment process.

Professional Pensions | 25 Jul 2013 | 10:49 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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BlackRock AUM hits £1.65trn as Q2 outflows rise

BlackRock’s institutional assets under management (AUM) hit US$2.5trn (£1.65trn) despite net outflows in its active and index funds, its latest results show.

Professional Pensions | 18 Jul 2013 | 13:31 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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LDI market value up 11% in 2012 as schemes hedge inflation

The value of the market for liability driven investment (LDI) has risen 11% over 2012 led by the growth in inflation hedging, a KPMG report finds.

Professional Pensions | 17 Jun 2013 | 12:23 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Achieving better member outcomes - A practical guide to DC pensions

Shedding light on the key challenges, the Aon Hewitt guide helps you identify what you are trying to achieve for your DC members and deliver a positive impact on their outcomes. The guide examines the current situation and existing challenges, and suggests potential solutions, with clear action points for employers and trustees.

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How smart is Smart Beta?

 

John Brown, Senior VP and Head of Global Client Development at INTECH Investment Management discusses whether or not ‘Smart Beta' is genuinely smart, and if it is really beta.

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