Scottish Widows has invested £2bn of pension fund assets to become the inaugural investor in BlackRock’s authorised contractual scheme (ACS) Climate Transition World Equity Fund.
A second employer has been appointed to stabilise the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) pension scheme after intervention from The Pensions Regulator (TPR) when trustees failed to agree a valuation in 2015.
As TPR’s consultation on the principles underlying the revised code of practice for DB funding enters the final straight, David Fairs set outs why you should give the watchdog your views.
Two years on from the launch of the LGPS pools, seven senior figures tell James Phillips all about the process and their plans.
Compulsory fiduciary management and retendering: how smaller schemes are disproportionately impacted
But could reforms like mandatory tendering actually hamper the small-size schemes who tend to use fiduciary management the most?
Professional Pensions, working in association with BMO Global Asset Management, asked over 100 pension scheme trustees for their views on this matter.
ETFs are an integral part of the investment process for many institutional investors, traders and risk managers. They are changing the way institutions construct portfolios, fine-tune risk and manage operational tasks like cash management and portfolio transitions.
One of the drivers of ETF growth is the ease and speed with which ETFs enable investors to express their investment views; this makes trade execution one of a number of important factors driving ETF investors' returns.
The 2018 Guide to ETFs highlights how institutions are using ETFs across asset classes to improve portfolio outcomes.