While it can be difficult to isolate the impact that ESG factors have on the performance of credit instruments, the research is becoming hard to ignore, finds Helen Morrissey
In her final editor's comment Helen Morrissey says the one constant in pensions has been change.
Research from Hermes Investment Management shows a clear relationship between environmental, social and governance (ESG) credentials and performance from a credit perspective.
An LCP report shows current fund charging strategies do not serve schemes well. Helen Morrissey looks at the issue
Origo has announced a new governance structure to provide a clear distinction between its 'standards and governance' services and operational services such as its £100bn Options Transfers service.
LISA is here and we have to deal with it. Helen Morrissey says the pensions industry needs to start communicating.
Helen Morrissey looks at what the auto-enrolment review needs to focus on.
John Dickson has been appointed senior partner at Hymans Robertson.
Finding out what protections are in place for DC assets is not straightforward, finds Helen Morrissey
Last week I was up in Edinburgh at the PLSA Investment Conference. I attended lots of very useful sessions but I must admit there was one that surprised me.
Helen Morrissey spoke to DB Taskforce chairman Ashok Gupta at the recent PLSA Investment Conference about industry reaction to its recent report
Improving diversity is about delivering improved results rather than being nice to people or being politically correct according to Helena Morrissey.
Greater diversity of thought and approach is needed if schemes are to make the most of the current low return environment.
The relationship between consultants and trustees must become more candid and challenging if real improvements are to be made, according to Redington director of strategy Paul Richards.
If industry-led initiatives to tackle cost transparency do not stand up to scrutiny the FCA will look to regulate.
The industry must change its mind-set that consolidation of defined benefit (DB) funds is too difficult, according to DB Taskforce chairman Ashok Gupta.
The potential merger between Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life will give the combined firm the scale to compete effectively in the US.
The recent Brewster case threw a spotlight on the issue of death benefits for cohabiting couples.
The top three consultants have put together a package of measures designed to increase transparency and competitiveness in the consultancy and fiduciary management markets. Helen Morrissey gets the industry response
Helen Morrissey looks back on 20 years of Professional Pensions.
Helen Morrissey looks at pension schemes' experience of investing in the property market during 2016 and asks what they can expect during 2017
Aon Hewitt has announced it will no longer offer standalone pension administration services in the UK market.
Helen Morrissey says trustees must look beyond total returns to assess whether investment strategies have been a success.
Aon Hewitt is reiterating its call for pension schemes to review the emerging lower rates of UK mortality improvement to ensure fair pricing of longevity insurance transactions.