Master trusts’ investment strategies have grown and become more sophisticated over the last three years, but “growing pains” are hindering progress, according to the Defined Contribution Investment Forum (DCIF).
The government will set up an infrastructure bank to support investment and to co-invest alongside investors including pension funds.
The Retail Prices Index (RPI) will be reformed and aligned with the housing cost-based version of the Consumer Prices Index, known as CPIH, by 2030, the Treasury has confirmed.
Companies could be overstating their pension liabilities by up to £60bn due to their life expectancy assumptions, according to XPS Pensions Group.
Estatee agent denies a shareholder’s absence from voting is an issue, finds Minerva Analytics.
Attractive valuations and prospects for economic recovery support small-caps
While the majority (92%) of pension funds in the UK plan to increase their allocations to renewables, the economic impacts of the coronavirus will see larger climate-positive moves such a fossil fuel divestment significant delayed, Octopus Renewables...
We are now approaching the first anniversary of trustees required to set strategic objectives for their investment consultants, Grant Suckling writes.
The majority of employers currently support the simplification of the pension tax regime, with evidence mounting of its adverse impacts, the Association of Consulting Actuaries (ACA) finds.
Ross Trustees has secured investment backing from private equity investor LDC, as it prepares to capitalise on growing demand for professional trustee services.
Lee Sanders says the fast and adaptive market response to the crisis of 2020 has shown how much the financial system has improved upon the credit market liquidity issues that were at the heart of the 2008 global financial crisis (GFC).
Defined benefit (DB) schemes that provide GMPs must revisit and, where necessary, top-up historic cash equivalent transfer values (CETVs) that have been calculated on an unequal basis, a landmark court judgment said last week.
The stabilisation of US economic growth amid unprecedented fiscal and monetary stimulus has raised questions about the likelihood of inflation returning. Global Head of Fixed Income, Jim Cielinski, and Global Bonds Portfolio Manager, Andy Mulliner, explain...
GLIL Infrastructure has agreed to acquire a 30% equity stake Agility Trains East (ATE) for a rolling stock fleet of 65 new UK intercity trains from Tokyo-headquartered Hitachi Rail.
Regulators must act now to impose some "proper regulation" to stop another defined benefit (DB) transfer advice disaster, saysTim Sargisson.
Government promises to unleash net-zero investment blitz with '10 Point Plan' for 'Green Industrial Revolution'
Carbon capture, hydrogen, nuclear, electric vehicles (EVs) and renewables all set to benefit from £12bn government stimulus plan, but critics warn funding falls well short of the level required to trigger a green recovery.
Opportunities for defined benefit (DB) schemes to pursue investment approaches that help repair the UK’s economy cannot stand in the way of improving member outcomes, Aegon says.
More members transferred out of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes in October after September's record lows while values were surprisingly stable, according to XPS Pensions Group's Transfer Watch.
Claudia Chapman sets out why schemes should look at expand their stewardship reporting and learn from best practice.
Joanna Smith says trustees will need to accurately identify if covenant issues are short-term affordability concerns, or the start of more material deterioration.
PensionBee is planning to roll out its fossil fuel-free fund by the end of this year after receiving £31m in fund commitments from customers in under a week.
Brunel Pension Partnership has launched two investment vehicles to target infrastructure assets that meet Paris Agreement objectives for its partner funds.