Cashflow driven investment strategies can provide a greater certainty of outcome, while also enhancing a scheme's risk management framework, says Schroders' head of fiduciary management Hannah Simons
The average annual pension withdrawal rate jumped more than one percentage point between 2016/17 and 2017/18, according to the latest data from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
The risk profiles of many default defined contribution (DC) master trusts need an overhaul as they are mishandling risk, according to Hymans Robertson.
Members of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) have relaunched their campaign pressing trustees to ditch weapon investments, arguing they need a "pension to be proud of".
Structural imbalances in the gilts market have worsened since the central bank's QE programme faced major setbacks. Supply is squeezed and prices are distorted, pushing down yields yet again. Stephanie Baxter asks if we should be worried.
The pensions minister has said investing in growth boosting and social projects could be part of a solution for deficit-ridden schemes struggling with falling gilt yields.
PP looks at the local government pension funds' initial proposals for pooling
The bulk annuity market will grow significantly over the next five years in spite of higher costs due to low interest rates and Solvency II capital requirements, according to Fitch Ratings.
Clwyd Pension Fund has undergone a restructure of its hedge fund strategy which will generate cost efficiencies and protect against volatility, following a major investment review.
The multi sector credit market has doubled in the past three years to £96bn as schemes seek higher yields in the low return environment, according to Punter Southall Investment Consulting.
Official figures reveal the local government pension scheme (LGPS) had a positive year amid good investment performance but has not addressed the burden of past deficits.
Public equity markets are becoming much riskier than private equity with flash crashes and higher volatility, according to Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) investment manager Neil Cooper.
The Environment Agency Pension Fund (EAPF) has become the first scheme to commit its investments to the international target to limit global warming to two degrees.
As local government pension funds will be forced to pool investments, PP looks at the different options and how London councils chose their pooled structure.
London CIV's chief executive tells PP it is almost open for business
The trustees of the £135m AQA Pension Scheme have outsourced its investments to Towers Watson following a competitive fiduciary management tender.
A group of local government pension funds in the South West are exploring pooling all their investments into a £19bn regional Collective Investment Vehicle (CIV).
Transfers could make existing strategies unsuitable
The rise of academies coupled with smaller council budgets is changing the make-up of the LGPS's employer base. Stephanie Baxter finds out it is posing major long-term challenges.
The trustees of the Lockheed Martin UK Pension Plan have appointed Aon Hewitt to provide delegated investment services.
The bias of UK schemes to domestic equities cost them around 2% in lost returns last year, according to research from Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM).
Total deficits in FTSE 250 defined benefit (DB) pension schemes hit £12bn last year after rising more than 70% in 12 months, according to JLT Employee Benefits.
PP looks at research finding managers are charging higher fees than ever
Stephanie Baxter looks the risks schemes will face around the general election