UK consumer price inflation fell 0.1 percentage points in April to 2.4%, a fresh one-year low and missing economists' expectations of inflation remaining at 2.5%.
Speculation about rate rises has caused some schemes to delay any further liability hedging. Rosalind Mann looks at why this may be the wrong move.
The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) had a markedly improved year in 2017 as high returns helped increase assets to £263bn as of March 2017.
Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) has entered into a £330m joint venture with Places for People to acquire a range of private rented residential assets.
The number of pension schemes retendering for investment consulting services has dropped sharply over the last decade, IC Select research reveals.
Following its April launch, the Midlands pool is well on the road to becoming a full-service asset manager. Andrew Warwick-Thompson speaks to Stephanie Baxter about the challenges of hiring and maintaining relationships
JLT Investment Solutions has invested £14m on behalf of clients in Investec Asset Management's new credit strategy, which aims to enhance yields while preserve capital.
The board of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has accepted proposals to ditch the term 'value for money' from the final rules relating to the Asset Management Market Study (AMMS).
Newton Investment Management's series of DC columns continues with Julian Lyne discussing how the industry meets the demand for SRI
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) expects to consult on trustees' legal duties to consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks from next month.
Abhishek Srivastav explains why he believes the regulator's annual funding statement strengthens the case for a cash-flow driven investment approach
SLA claims it is not a 'material competitor'
Asset Management Exchange (AMX) has added tax transparent global equity vehicles to its range of investment funds to cut scheme costs and increase transparency across the industry.
Local government funds are buying bespoke strategies to shield improved funding levels from potential market falls ahead of their 2019 triennial valuations. Stephanie Baxter reports
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…
Worcestershire County Council Pension Fund has implemented a solution to bank some of the recent upside in the equity markets and protect these gains through to its 2019 triennial valuation, PP has learned.
Defined contribution (DC) schemes that have opted for passive management should consider whether a multi-factor portfolio better suits their needs, Aon says.
The FSCS has cited the growing number of claims relating to defined benefit (DB) pension transfers as the main reason for the lifeboat scheme's levy for this year being a fifth higher than it forecast in January.
After a disappointing 2016, last year proved to be a better year for active managers with 44% beating their benchmarks. Stephanie Baxter reports
Investment consultant and fiduciary manager P-Solve will rebrand as River and Mercantile Solutions from 1 July to align its brand with the wider River and Mercantile Group.
Newton Investment Management's series of DC columns continues with Gerald D Rehn of BNY Mellon forecasting innovation in the market
Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) has agreed to a 30 year debt investment in Phoenix Community Housing, a not-for-profit, resident-led housing association in London.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published three working papers as part of its probe into investment consultants and fiduciary managers - saying it has no concerns over concentration in these markets.