A new cost transparency solution is being developed for pension schemes by a financial services technology firm.
Andrew Milligan says there are few tell-tale imbalances that would suggest the business cycle will soon end, but any profits disappointment could cause a sharp reassessment of risk
Scottish Widows and Lloyds Banking Group's (LBG's) wealth businesses have decided to review their asset management arrangements and terminate their partnership arrangements with Standard Life Aberdeen.
Mark Hodgson explains how model-driven, volatility-linked trading strategies such as risk parity can fail should risk spike or predicted correlations between equities and bonds break down.
This week we want to know whether investment strategies are becoming too complex for the average member-nominated trustee without having actuarial and legal advice.
The UK inflation rate remained flat at 3% in January, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), beating analysts' expectations of a drop to 2.9%.
John Walbaum asks if we have forgotten the realities of equity markets and questions whether recent market falls are part of a longer-term collapse.
In the first of a three part series on how trustees choose asset managers, Jonathan Stapleton speaks to Richard Butcher and Roger Mattingly about how trustees review asset manager performance.
The Pensions Ombudsman is investigating a group of more than 150 complaints about transfer values from British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) members.
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Hendrik du Toit, founding CEO of Investec Asset Management, is to become co-CEO of the wider Investec Group from 1 October 2018, as John Green and Mimi Ferrini step up to become joint-CEOs of the asset management business.
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Investor confidence in Europe rose by 16.0 points in January with each region showing growing appetite for risk, according to research by State Street Global Exchange.
Integrating ESG into sovereign risk analysis adds a holistic and long-term perspective, which can lead to better portfolio construction, says PIMCO's Lupic Rahman
Colin Meech questions whether an asset manager can act in the best interests of clients who are employees of a company that the same asset manager is shorting
Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) has invested £40m with Halton Housing to finance affordable property developments across the UK.
Transparency Task Force calls for IA's Cummings to apologise over 'offensive' Loch Ness fees comments
Gina Miller and others deserve ‘apology…public recognition and thanks’
Asset managers first to sign up to Dame Helena Morrissey event to raise cash for Presidents Club charities
Dame Helena Morrissey, head of personal investing at Legal & General Investment Management, has said she is organising a 50/50 gender split event to raise funds for the charities forced to turn down their donations from this year's Presidents Club dinner,...
The pooled structure set up by 12 local authority funds has appointed an interim chief investment officer (CIO), a chief risk officer (CRO), and head of equities and alternatives.
Fund groups have been criticised as newly disclosed transaction costs under MiFID II show the actual cost of ownership of some of the UK's most popular funds is as high as 85% above previously disclosed OCFs.
The London Borough of Southwark Pension Fund has invested in BlackRock's newly-launched tax transparent fund that reduces carbon exposure in equities, PP has learned.
The Environment Agency Pension Fund (EAPF) has invested £150m in a tax transparent fund launched by Robeco, which will provide a low-carbon approach to value investing.
The pool set up by nine central midlands local authority pension funds has been given the green light by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to operate as an alternative investment fund manager.
Malcolm Jones of Standard Life Investments answers questions on DC default design and some of the principal challenges for DC providers