Almost £35bn of defined benefit (DB) liabilities have now been insured this year after yet another giant buy-in by the Asda Group Pension Scheme with Rothesay Life.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) will now seek to publish the first of two consultations on a revised defined benefit (DB) funding code in the new year, depending on the political environment.
Schemes must “act now” to equalise guaranteed minimum pensions (GMPs), pensions and financial inclusion minister Guy Opperman says.
Henry Tapper is often described as Britain’s most controversial pensions blogger. Kim Kaveh meets him on his boat, Lady Lucy, to talk about pensions past, present and future.
The Competition and Markets Authority's recent review into the procurement of fiduciary management services identified a number of areas of concern, from a lack of clarity on costs and comparability, to the incumbency advantage enjoyed by investment consultants who market their fiduciary services to existing clients.
In this research report by Professional Pensions and sponsored by Goldman Sachs Asset Management, we look at what trustees think of the concerns raised by the CMA's review and whether they agree with the remedies proposed in the CMA's final report - measures which the Department for Work and Pensions have just accepted.
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.