Marian Elliott looks at the three questions trustees should ask to understand the route to endgame.
PGIM Investments has launched a global corporate ESG fund, which will be “the first of a newly-created suite” of PGIM Fixed Income’s ESG UCITS strategies available to investors outside of the US.
The economic uncertainty generated by Covid-19 is likely to cause a large number of defined contribution (DC) schemes to move into master trusts, according to PP readers.
Close to £10bn was transferred out of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes in the last quarter of 2019, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Professional Pensions spoke to Natixis Investment Managers about a recent survey of over 60 defined contribution (DC) plans in the UK which found that many DC schemes have both the liquidity and the positive intention to invest in illiquid assets.
FTSE 350 companies with defined benefit (DB) pension schemes have been hit particularly hard by the economic crisis caused by Covid-19, latest research from Barnett Waddingham shows.
A range of predominantly UK corporate pension schemes, local authority funds and insurance companies have committed £2.7bn to the latest fundraising round for Macquarie infrastructure debt strategy, Macquarie Infrastructure Debt Investment Solutions (MIDIS)....
Red tape preventing pension schemes from managing the barriers around GMP equalisation is leading to many combining conversion with pension increase exercises (PIE), Aon says.
The Lothian Pension Fund (LPF) has published a statement of responsible investment principles with a focus on incorporating ESG issues into analysis and decision-making, while also committing to report on activities and progress.
Bank of England (BoE) governor Andrew Bailey is understood to have warned against superfund consolidation of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes less than a week after the entities were given the green light by The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will bring forward proposals designed to promote value for money for workplace pension schemes members, a consultation paper says.
High-yield bonds were particularly affected during the March sell-off, and the asset class is still trading at attractive valuations. At a time when listed companies are cutting dividends, we believe that high yield’s income-generating qualities means that it has the potential to deliver superior risk-adjusted returns earlier on in the market’s recovery.
The government has amended its Corporate Governance and Insolvency Bill to give the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) and The Pensions Regulator (TPR) a greater role in corporate restructurings.
Just a fraction of liability growth since the start of the year will be offset by the impact of excess deaths caused by Covid-19, says Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP).
Tom Duncan looks at how thematic real estate investors will fare after the coronavirus crisis.
With the launch of an interim regime, the consolidation market is set to take off. But before superfunds begin taking on schemes, the regulator must have 'rigour and understanding' of the market, David Fairs tells James Phillips.
There will be a “surge” of employers moving defined contribution (DC) occupational trust pension schemes to master trusts as lockdown eases and employees return to work post-furlough, Hymans Robertson says.
The Cost Transparency Initiative (CTI) will build on 12 months of positive industry take up with the launch of additional resources to encourage more schemes and asset managers to adopt the standards.
The number of eligible employees saving into a workplace pension rose by one percentage point to 88% between 2018 and 2019, Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) statistics show.
Consultants, trade bodies, and professional societies across the pensions industry have responded relatively positively to guidance from The Pensions Regulator (TPR) that has today signalled a clear start for defined benefit (DB) scheme consolidation...
Defined benefit (DB) scheme consolidators The Pensions Superfund and Clara Pensions are both set to begin transacting as soon as possible after new guidance for their operations was issued by The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has issued guidance for pension superfunds in a move which opens the door for a further wave of defined benefit (DB) scheme consolidation.
The pensions minister Guy Opperman says the interim regime for superfunds will provide insights on the route towards a permanent, longer-term legislative solution.