Sentiment could push equities higher despite concerns over value

Professional Pensions | 15 Aug 2014 | 12:58 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Fund managers believe developed market (DM) equity prices could continue to rise, despite growing concern that stocks are overvalued.


BlackRock to repurpose target date fund range and enter drawdown market

BlackRock is working to "repurpose" its range of target date funds and introduce an income drawdown product in response to the liberalisation of defined contribution (DC) regulation.

Professional Pensions | 29 Jul 2014 | 12:57 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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LGPS consultation: The industry responds

Natasha Browne examines the industry's response to the government's consultation on LGPS funds

Professional Pensions | 24 Jul 2014 | 12:39


REVEALED: The top 5 UK fiduciary managers

Here they are. The top five fiduciary managers in the UK as ranked by pension schemes and trustees...

Professional Pensions | 15 Jul 2014 | 17:49 | To read this article you must be a subsriber


NEST adds emerging market funds to default

The National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) has added two emerging market alternative index funds to the seven “building blocks” of its default target date fund.

Professional Pensions | 09 Jul 2014 | 13:15 | To read this article you must be a subsriber


PBUK investment leaders debate

At this year’s Pensions and Benefits UK, some of the biggest names in institutional investment shared their thoughts on the challenges facing schemes. Here's what they said:

Professional Pensions | 04 Jul 2014 | 13:39 | To read this article you must be a subsriber


BlackRock launches first UK tax-transparent fund

BlackRock has launched a tax transparent US equity tracker fund under the Authorised Contractual Scheme (ACS) framework introduced last year.

Professional Pensions | 30 Jun 2014 | 12:17 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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UK LDI market tops half a trillion pounds

The UK liability-driven investment (LDI) market reached £517bn of liabilities hedged by the end of 2013 and has continued to expand this year, research finds.

Professional Pensions | 16 Jun 2014 | 12:10 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Dealing with global disinflation

Natasha Browne looks at the causes of a prolonged period of falling inflation

Professional Pensions | 16 May 2014 | 09:38 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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FTSE and BlackRock develop fossil fuel-free investment options

The FTSE Group has launched its first set of benchmark indices that exclude companies operating in the fossil fuels market, following warnings over the financial risk of climate change.

Professional Pensions | 29 Apr 2014 | 13:47 | To read this article you must be a subsriber


Blackrock names Pardoe as head of DC proposition

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.

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


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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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.


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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