The master trust is investing directly in commodities for the first time and setting up its first segregated mandate. Stephanie Baxter looks at this step change
The government has backed down from its calls for mutual regulatory recognition post Brexit and will now push for a deal that will see UK and EU financial services firms' access to each other's markets scaled back when the country leaves the bloc.
A panel of LGPS pools spoke at Pensions and Benefits UK about their experiences and the lessons they are learning along the way. Stephanie Baxter reports from the conference
More of the smallest defined benefit (DB) schemes are hedging inflation and interest rate risk using liability-driven investment (LDI) strategies thanks to more accessible and affordable solutions, XPS Pensions Group says.
A Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) working group has recommended five institutional cost disclosure templates, although it says these should not be made mandatory.
Funds that match and link credit with liability-driven investing (LDI) have been launched by BMO Global Asset Management in a bid to simplify the process of de-risking defined benefit (DB) schemes.
Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) has made a £100m investment in social housing with Accord Housing Association.
US-based Federated Investors has completed its acquisition of a 60% interest in Hermes Investment Management from the BT Pension Scheme (BTPS).
The Scheme Advisory Board for Scotland's £42bn 11 local authority funds has proposed merging their liabilities, assets and administration into one or more asset vehicles as part of a major structural review.
Young women are likely to end up with a pension pot nearly 11% smaller than that of male counterparts, with a number of barriers preventing women from investing, according to a new report by Fidelity International.
Saker Nusseibeh says a global trade war would have a far greater effect on markets than current predictions
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) says it will soon publish its provisional decision on whether there are competition problems in investment consultancy and fiduciary management.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has opened a consultation proposing reforms to trustees' investment duties to boost ESG risk consideration. Kim Kaveh gauges industry reaction.
Brexit is likely to have a significant impact on UK schemes' funding and investment strategies. Wayne Fitzgibbon and John Gething look at what trustees can do to prepare
Joachim Fels, Andrew Balls and Dan Ivascyn discuss why, ten years after the financial crisis, the global economy and financial markets look set to enter a new era of potentially radical change.
Hermes Investment Management has launched an environment, social and governance (ESG) tool in a bid to improve carbon risk engagement with investee companies.
Colin Meech warns the Court of Appeal's bizarre judgment could cause significant financial detriment to local government pension funds
Research finds passive funds are to increase in usage by 6% per annum at least until the end of the decade. James Phillips explores the reasons behind the increasing shift
UK pension funds are set to boost their allocations to alternative income assets by more than 50%, according to research by Aviva Investors.
15/20 the target
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A growing number of schemes are moving towards integrating responsible investment policies into investment processes. Charlotte Moore looks at how funds are approaching this
Columbia Threadneedle Investments has hired a team to build an infrastructure investment capability for UK and European institutional clients such as pension funds.
The government will encourage investors to support social impact programmes by working with the investments and saving industry, it has announced.