Around the world, institutional investors are increasing allocations to alternative asset classes, especially direct infrastructure, private equity and listed real estate. However, pension funds are restricted from fully joining the trend by governance standards, AMP Capital says.
In a paper entitled the AMP Capital Institutional Investor Report, the firm says a survey of investors managing a total of £1.26trn - 48% of which is for pension funds - shows a net increase in alternative...
The Wales Pension Partnership (WPP) has opened a series of fixed income funds for its eight constituent authorities, all of which will be investing.
In this live blog, Professional Pensions' sister title Investment Week collates all the breaking market news, analysis and opinion on equity, bond and currency movements as well as the impact of trade wars, tightening monetary policy and the Brexit negotiations....
Around £6bn of UK pension fund monies should be invested in a National Renewal Fund aimed at recapitalising 21,000 growth economy businesses, a report suggests.
MSCI has launched eight indices to enable institutional investors to position their portfolios in line with the Paris Agreement to keep global temperatures within 1.5 degrees.
With renewed urgency, governments and businesses strive for climate improvements, and pension schemes should take advantage, say Sammy Suzuki and Kent Hargis.