While DB schemes have upped their allocation to illiquid assets the same can’t be said for DC. However, Charlotte Moore believes this could change
Adam Grainger has been appointed chief operating officer of European defined contribution (DC) business at State Street Global Advisors (SSGA).
The total funding level of the 5,945 schemes in the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) 7800 index rose slightly to 83% by the end of April.
Here they are - the winners of the UK Pensions Awards 2016.
Aegon has agreed to purchase BlackRock's defined contribution (DC) platform and administration arm, increasing its platform-based workplace savings business to £30bn.
BlackRock has been chosen to run nearly £2.8bn of passive assets by the eight Local Government Pension Schemes (LGPS) known collectively as the Welsh Funds.
PP takes a look at the first IGC reports to see how the
Professional Pensions asked eleven of the leading UK fiduciary management firms questions about key skillsets, performance measurement standards and challenges for the year ahead. This is what they said…
Mitigating the impact of central clearing
Total funding levels of defined benefit (DB) schemes in the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) 7800 have continued to fall against a backdrop of market volatility and falling gilt yields.
Volatility has risen ahead of the EU referendum with markets already reeling from a deflationary scare driven by the oil price fall. Kristian Brunt-Seymour finds schemes must take action now to mitigate their risk exposures.
There would be little to gain from Britain leaving the EU, according to a paper from BlackRock Investment Institute (BII).
Paul Farrell has been made head of UK institutional at JPMorgan Asset Management (JPMAM), replacing John Stainsby who stepped down in May 2015.
Total deficits of defined benefit (DB) schemes in the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) 7800 increased by more than a third over last month against a backdrop of falling gilt yields.
PP considers how big a risk this is for schemes and how they can manage it
BlackRock has reorganised its senior management team as it unifies its active equity strategies, globalises its fixed income business and creates a real assets group.
John Dewey has been made head of investment strategy by Aviva Investors.
Defined benefit pension schemes should be braced for a year of low funding ratios, weaker returns, and more volatility against an uncertain economic backdrop, according to BlackRock.
Here they are. The winners of the Professional Pensions Investment Awards (PPIA) 2015.
Central banks are set to go indifferent directions
Leo Ring and Hannah Carter have joined PwC’s pension and investment consulting team following the appointment of Nikesh Patel, who joined from BlackRock earlier this year.
The total deficit of schemes in the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) 7800 index fell to £262.5bn at the end of October as both gilt yields and equity markets rose.
The Ensign Retirement Plan, an industry-wide defined contribution (DC) scheme for the shipping sector, opens for business tomorrow.
LDI has been a helpful tool for schemes looking to de-risk. But does the emerging use of illiquid assets mean LDI could become a hindrance to achieving buyout? Stephanie Baxter investigates.