Schemes are too focused on outcomes when assessing governance, when this may be a result of circumstance not skill. James Phillips looks at whether governance needs more of a framework.
The £9bn Merseyside Pension Fund (MPF) has pledged £30m of scheme assets to a private direct lending fund designed to support small businesses and the UK economy.
Six asset managers have been praised for their "exceptional transparency" in reporting transaction costs and charges to clients including pension schemes.
AREF explains why real estate investors should care about the association's Quality Mark guarantee of high standards in fund governance.
NEST will work with RepRisk and Sustainalytics to identify emerging ESG risks and screen out certain assets from its members' portfolios, the master trust has announced.
While greater consideration of ESG is boosting impressions of UK pension funds, Brexit is dampening investor confidence, notes David Weeks.
PP has analysed the accounts of the biggest pension consulting firms and recorded the turnover (revenue) in their most recent accounts. The full leaderboard is below…
The Environment Agency Pension Fund (EAPF) has joined a coalition of 88 investors to demand companies disclose more information on environmental impact.
While there has been a surge in the number of people investing for retirement, Jonathan Stapleton says too few are engaged with their investments and explains why this must change.
The government's auto-enrolment provider NEST is going tobacco-free across all of its investment portfolios after concluding the asset is a "poor investment" for its eight million members.
Greater incentives are needed to encourage institutional investors, including pension funds, to invest in such a way to help prevent climate change, investment experts have argued.
The majority of schemes are now using cashflow-driven investment (CDI) strategies as closures drive up the number of pensioners, AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) research finds.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has called on FTSE 100 companies to meet with pension schemes to discuss their reporting of employment models and working practices.
The suspension of the renowned manager's equity fund serves some important lessons and highlights the importance of properly managing liquidity, writes Stephanie Baxter
Schemes must beware serial disruptors including China, populism and demographics, says PIMCO.
Pension schemes and their investment managers must take their environmental and social responsibilities seriously and use funds to tackle climate change, Guy Opperman has said.
Asset managers must begin publishing engagement policies for investee companies in a bid to improve stewardship, transparency, and stakeholder relationships.
This week's Pensions Buzz respondents have decidedly rejected former energy and climate change secretary Sir Ed Davey's argument that schemes should divest from fossil fuel intensive companies.
Support for cost disclosure templates must be followed by help to make sense of the data, says Jonathan Stapleton.
Judith Donnelly explains why pension trustees need to review and negotiate investment documents and highlights some of the worst examples of unfair clauses
Partner Insight: Diversification benefits of fixed-income ETFs will help investors manage difficult macro environment
Olivier Paquier, Head of Continental Europe ETF Distribution at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, explains why fixed-income ETFs will boost growth in the overall ETF market
It may be time to create variations of limited liability, but each alternative has its own problems, Con Keating argues.