The November issue of Global Pensions is out now. This month's issue includes:
Traditional multi-management firms have increased their offerings following calls for more fiduciary responsibility, as Helen Fowler reports
UK - Aberdeen has acquired £13.5bn (US$21.6bn) of long-only multi-manager and fund of hedge fund assets from RBS Asset Management for £84.7m.
While considered a good way for smaller funds to diversify, the reputation of multi-manager strategies has been tarnished, as Andrew Sheen reports
Investment Solutions has launched a fiduciary management service targeting small and medium sized firms.
Multi-manager strategies have allowed smaller pension funds to diversify their investments through a broad range of asset classes, but have often been criticised for their lack of transparency. Andrew Sheen weighs up the pros and cons of this approach...
UK/GLOBAL - Any deal to sell Barclays Global Investors would lead to further industry consolidation, consultants say.
Investment Solutions has hired Emma Jackson as a defined contribution customer relationship manager in a bid to expand its offering.
The £1.4bn Avon Pension Fund has hired Partners Group and Schroders to manage a property mandate worth approximately £180m.
UK - The £1.4bn Avon Pension Fund has hired Partners Group and Schroders to manage a property mandate worth approximately £180m.
FRANCE - BNP Paribas has backtracked on a statement made Wednesday by Michel Anastassiades, global chief executive of subsidiary FundQuest, about the state of negotiations over the Fortis acquisition.
FRANCE- BNP Paribas believes Fortis shareholders who blocked its acquisition of the troubled bank have changed their stance and BNP will be able to successfully negotiate a deal by the March 6 deadline.
FRANCE- BNP Paribas Investment Partners (BNPP IP) has added two deputy chief executives to its top management line-up.
The £2.2bn Avon Pension Fund has awarded a £90m property mandate to Schroders as part of a wider allocation to UK and European property.
UK - The £2.2bn Avon Pension Fund has awarded a £90m property mandate to Schroders as part of a wider allocation to UK and European property.
Investment Solutions has launched a monthly index for small to medium schemes in a bid to demonstrate movements in deficits and highlight when funds can lock in gains.
Pension funds believe investment management fees are too high and need to come down, a study by bfinance finds.
GLOBAL - Pension funds believe investment management fees are too high and need to come down, a study by bfinance has found.
In its second annual roundtable on the topic, Global Pensions gathered key spokespeople in Stockholm to discuss investment in emerging markets
AUSTRALIA - Senator Nick Sherry, minister for superannuation and corporate law has formally launched the Capital Markets Co-operative Research Centre, designed to focus on market manipulation and fraud.
RMB Asset Management has launched a diversified target fund in a bid to help schemes manage funding volatility.
SEI has extended to its defined contribution master trust in a bid to alleviate the burden caused by the growing number of deferred members.
Canadian pension funds were built to last and appear to be surviving the credit crisis. Elizabeth Pfeuti reports from Toronto on this and how increasing commitment to global assets and SRI will affect funds
THE London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham Superannuation Fund has selected Baring Asset Managemnent and Ruffer to run dynamic asset allocation briefs worth £120m.