Guaranteed minimum pension (GMP) equalisation has soared to the top of pension schemes' to-do lists, with 58% stating it is a priority project, research from Equiniti has revealed.
Pension funds that decide to invest in standalone fiduciary management funds are being reassured that they will not be subject to mandatory tendering requirements.
Winmark and Barnett Waddingham have released the PensionChair Remuneration Report 2019. Kim Kaveh looks at the key trends.
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.