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Can online solutions deliver better retirement outcomes?

Professional Pensions | 21 Nov 2014 | 13:18 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Online tools will play an important role in delivering the guidance guarantee. However, assessing users’ financial capability will be important in ensuring people get the most from their online experience. Stephanie Baxter takes a look at how the industry is tackling the problem.

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Should schemes allocate more to real assets?

Real estate and infrastructure have been on pension fund agendas for a while now. But is there space in their portfolios for even more esoteric asset classes? Angele Spiteri Paris reports.

Professional Pensions | 13 Nov 2014 | 13:59 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Administration

DC administration – have you checked the small print?

As the time to implement Budget flexibilities draws near Helen Ball highlights the administrative implications that trustees need to consider.

Professional Pensions | 12 Nov 2014 | 14:30 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Interpreting the indicators - understanding macroeconomic drivers of asset performance

Understanding the state of the economy is an important factor in any scheme's investment strategy according to Axa IM's Yoram Lustig.

Professional Pensions | 12 Nov 2014 | 14:30 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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How will retirement income options develop?

Chancellor George Osborne’s radical changes to pensions are expected to usher in a new era of invention in the defined contribution (DC) space. While some fund managers are repackaging existing products with a new spin, others are looking to assemble completely different solutions, says Lynn Strongin Dodds.

Professional Pensions | 06 Nov 2014 | 13:21 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Is it time to reassess your portfolio?

Significant investment shifts by larger schemes are leading others to question their own portfolios at a time of severe market uncertainty, finds Stephanie Baxter

Professional Pensions | 31 Oct 2014 | 13:12 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Eight things the UK can learn from Australian superannuation

David Rowley looks at the dynamics of the pensions system down under and asks what the UK can learn.

Professional Pensions | 30 Oct 2014 | 10:18 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Hedge funds: Are schemes heading for the entrance?

Aurum's Kevin Gundle explains why pensions are still committed to hedge funds.

Professional Pensions | 29 Oct 2014 | 13:12 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Managing your retirement long term

Andy James looks to Australia for a preview of pensions flexibility.

Professional Pensions | 27 Oct 2014 | 13:46 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Cutting through the noise to find investment opportunities

Direct approaches from asset managers are often considered a distraction for scheme managers. Yet, among these time thieves there could be some relevant investment opportunities. Angele Spiteri Paris reports.

Professional Pensions | 24 Oct 2014 | 13:18 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Countdown to DC flexibility

Helen Powell highlights key issues for trustees before April 2015.

Professional Pensions | 23 Oct 2014 | 13:46 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Emerging Market investment: country selection is key

Following a volatile period emerging markets are looking like a good opportunity for investors who can learn from past mistakes, says Charlotte Moore

Professional Pensions | 09 Oct 2014 | 13:42 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Boom and bust: Are schemes too sensitive to bubbles?

Natasha Browne looks at the factors that help to contribute to asset bubbles and asks if schemes are too cautious

Professional Pensions | 03 Oct 2014 | 11:42 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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