Professional Pensions | 28 Nov 2013 | 07:00 |
The big question investors are asking is when the US and UK central banks will put a stop to quantitative easing (QE).
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
Here they are - the winners of the UK Pensions Awards 2013.
Professional Pensions | 03 May 2013 | 06:27 |
The Department for Work and Pensions must monitor the overall rate of participation in auto-enrolment rather than focusing on opt-out rates, providers have warned.
Professional Pensions | 07 Mar 2013 | 07:00 |
BlackRock UK head of defined contribution Steve Rumbles has resigned from the company.
Professional Pensions | 06 Mar 2013 | 12:25 |
The Pensions Regulator has set its sights on master trusts. Rachel Dalton explores the implications.
Professional Pensions | 17 Jan 2013 | 08:00 |
Hannah Brenton looks at what pension funds will invest in over the coming year, and why.
Professional Pensions | 10 Jan 2013 | 08:00 |
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