One of the most serious problems with GDP is that it fails to measure the impact of economic growth on the planet's finite environmental resources. As economist Kenneth Boulding once put it: "Anyone who believes that exponential growth can go on forever...
Merseyside Pension Fund has allocated an initial £400m of assets to a smart sustainability fund managed by State Street Global Advisors (SSGA).
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The UK Statistics Authority's (UKSA) "refusal" to fix a long-standing error in the retail prices index (RPI) is "untenable" and demonstrates a need to commit to one measure of inflation.
UK inflation fell from 2.3% to 2.1% in December, approaching its lowest rate for two years, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Industry commentators are expecting markets to remain volatile as uncertainty continues following the historic defeat for Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal on Tuesday night.
Derivative-based overlay strategies have become more popular in the past year. Stephanie Baxter explores whether they will be widely adopted by pension funds
Partner Insight: Diversification, a stable source of cash flow and expected returns in excess of expected defaults are among the benefits, says Martin Reeves, Head of Global High Yield at LGIM
Partner Insight: The search for yield and the need for greater governance are driving this trend, writes Jonathan Joiner, Senior Solutions Strategy Manager at LGIM
The investment outlook for 2019 is not rosy. Charlotte Moore takes a look at what scheme investors can expect over the coming 12 months.
Defined benefit schemes are taking fresh approaches to liability-matching and repositioning their return-seeking investments, says Alastair O'Dell.
Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) has boosted its investment in student accommodation in a £125m further allocation to the University of Exeter.
Richard Butcher says not all presents are welcome or easy to enjoy, and the same goes with transaction cost disclosure
Brunel Pension Partnership has begun a formal search process to appoint managers to run a £1.1bn emerging market equity portfolio.
"The future is already here - it's just not evenly distributed" - William Gibson
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has amended draft no-deal Brexit regulations to remove a provision which would have made scheme investments illegal.
Two thirds (62%) of institutional investors believe the popularity of passive investing has increased systematic risk, research by Natixis Investment Managers finds.
The Nottinghamshire County Council Pension Fund has hired Kames Capital to run a £22m property mandate.
Many investment portfolios that rely heavily on stock-bond diversification to manage risks may not be protected against inflation surprises. Real assets offer a solution.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has launched a consultation on how to enable defined contribution (DC) savers to invest in patient capital via unit-linked funds.
Daniel J. Graña of Putnam investigates how US's trade war with China will affect emerging market equities
Aviva Investors explains the growth and protection benefits investors gain from real assets
Brunel Pension Partnership has launched its authorised contractual scheme (ACS) and first sub-fund managing around £1.6bn of UK equities.