Willis Towers Watson launches private and public co-venture equity investment group; 'New style' passive or beta offering planned
Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has brought together its public and private equity investment research teams into a joint working group.
Professional Pensions rounds up some of the latest ESG and climate news from across the industry.
Brunel portfolios see carbon and water reduction; Pool takes action on human slavery and cyber security
Brunel Pension Partnership engaged with 881 companies on 3,101 ESG issues over the course of 2020, helping to achieve progress towards targets on carbon saving, water intensity reduction, and gender equality.
Border to Coast Pensions Partnership has invested £575m in private credit as part of a £3bn private markets programme also covering equity and infrastructure assets.
Employee benefits and wealth management firm Premier has launched an investment consulting business to complete its trustee offering, called Premier Investment Consulting.
Focus has shifted to the ‘social’ part of ESG, says Hope William-Smith, but this has its own challenges for trustees.
Contract-based pension providers could be required to nudge savers to book Pension Wise appointments before accessing their savings.
Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) has set a net-zero target for its investments of 2050 or sooner.
The Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA) has launched a defined contribution (DC) transfer working group.
Stephen O'Neill says the pandemic has highlighted the place for private markets in DC investment allocations.
Traditional asset classes are unlikely to generate outsize returns in the years ahead
Schroders has been appointed as fiduciary manager to the Howard de Walden Estates Limited Retirement Benefits Scheme.
Brunel Pension Partnership has launched a bespoke private debt portfolio with Aksia, with partner funds committing £945m to the pooled vehicle.
All signs point to imminent and substantial growth in consolidation, according to a range of speakers across the industry, including TPR, at the recent Professional Pensions DB Consolidation Conference.
The rationale used to ultimately assess whether certain contribution notices can be issued needs further fine tuning, leading industry associations say.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) and the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) have launched a joint consultation on the proposals to update the asset information collected from defined benefit (DB) pension schemes.
Defined contribution (DC) pension members are heading for a “worse catastrophe than previously thought” with regards to adequacy models, according to PTL.
GLIL Infrastructure has partnered with London-based Arcus Infrastructure Partners to purchase energy infrastructure provider Smart Meter Assets 1 (SMA).
Charlotte Moore looks at how those born between 1965 and 1980 are likely to feel the pinch at retirement.
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has confirmed several changes to its actuarial assumptions under various bases as part of a regular review, broadly improving the lifeboat fund’s view of scheme funding.
The Prudential Insurance Company of America (PICA) has concluded a £6bn longevity reinsurance deal, with Zurich Assurance acting as an intermediary on a pass-through basis.
Octopus Renewables has acquired two operational UK biomass power plants in one of the largest domestic deals of its kind.
The value destruction of a savers’ pension at the point of retirement is “huge” and personalised guidance is vital to prevent members knocking out years of savings, according to industry experts.
The UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF), whose asset manager, bank and financial adviser members oversee £10trn in assets, is calling on the UK Government to step up efforts to drive forward the country's efforts on sustainable finance....