For all its challenges, Naomi L'Estrange says 2020 has given a key gift – the pandemic outperformance for ESG/climate change funds.
Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has bolstered its fixed income exchange traded fund (ETF) range with the launch of a new green bond ETF.
Savers are mostly unaware of the steps their workplace pension schemes are taking to tackle and reduce the impact of climate change, according to research by the Pensions and Lifetime Standards Association (PLSA).
Trustees must undertake a five-step process urgently if they are seeking to move their single-employer defined contribution (DC) scheme into a master trust, says Premier.
The overall business model of the investment management industry needs to be reengineered to deliver sustainable wealth creation that spans decades, not quarterly targets, says the 300 Club.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has broken its silence on Neil Woodford's return to fund management with confirmation that it is working alongside the Jersey regulator to share information on the new venture.
Jump from 554 in 2019
Scottish Widows Master Trust has expanded its fund range with the launch of five ESG funds, offering greater choice for members looking to invest their pension more sustainably.
Four in five (81%) industry professionals believe defined benefit (DB) schemes should choose their own framework and pathway to net-zero rather than following set prescriptions.
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After a decade of de-risking, there is still more to do, particularly for those schemes late to the hedging party, writes James Phillips.
The Plumbing and Mechanical Services (UK) Industry Pension Scheme was 99% funded on a low-dependency basis, a valuation conducted amid economic turmoil has confirmed.
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has made its first direct investment into UK social housing after providing the majority of Monmouthshire Housing Association’s (MHA) recent £85m debt refinancing.
Professional Pensions rounds up some of the latest tender awards from across the industry.
Plumbing Pensions faces a watershed moment after a governance review and strong valuation, says trustee chairman Jon Bridger.
Workplace savings fintech Cushon has expanded its acquisition target to include pension-focused businesses as well as master trusts.
The team running EM debt portfolios at Eaton Vance has taken a unusually bullish stance on the asset class. Across all risk factors – EM FX, EM local rates, EM sovereign credit and EM corporate debt – the team has constructive views. A key reason here is the supportive macro environment for the asset class and the belief that this supportive environment will continue. On a one-year view, EM local-currency-denominated debt is the team’s top pick.
Border to Coast Pension Partnership has invested a further £370m in private equity, as it continues to provide new investment opportunities for its 11 Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) partners.
Auto-enrolment (AE) remained resilient during the Covid-19 pandemic and in the wake of minimum contribution increases, according to a report by Nest Insight.
Transfers to defined contribution (DC) master trusts will continue well into 2021, latest research from Sackers reveals.
Stephen Richards says government regulation will herald an ‘avalanche’ of DC scheme transfers to master trusts. He sets out his predictions and a word of caution.
Around $30bn (£22.7bn) in transactions were completed worldwide by PGIM Real Estate last year despite market concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic.
Professional Pensions is holding a webinar on investing for the transition to net-zero on Thursday (11 February) at 11am.