More than half of BlackRock’s flagship UK defined contribution (DC) default fund’s assets will be invested in ESG strategies by June 2021.
COVID-19 has changed the landscape for emerging markets (EM) debt, injecting a new dimension of pandemic-related economic uncertainty. In this report, the Eaton Vance EM debt team outlines our view that strong fundamental analysis and country selection is more important than ever.
There has been a growing focus from institutional investors on social benefits when investing in real estate, according to research by Alpha Real Capital.
Consumer complaints against firms for misadvised DB transfers also rising
MPs considering the Pension Schemes Bill in its final stage must push back on changes which could damage private pension viability, according to former pensions minister Ros Altmann.
Moira Warner looks at what changes to the Judicial Pension Scheme actually mean.
Questions remain unanswered around defined benefit (DB) scheme funding, according to analysis by Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP).
Defined benefit (DB) pension schemes almost recovered to pre-coronavirus levels in the third quarter after strong performance of growth assets and a rise in nominal interest rates.
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Pension funds should think about what they want to achieve from climate change data reporting in order to make better informed decisions, according to a panel at the Pension and Lifetime Savings Association’s (PLSA) Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)...
Legislation formalising trustees’ ESG duties could be overly prescriptive and lay down too much pressure on schemes, the industry has told PP.
Professional Pensions is holding a webinar on how the pensions industry can make a real impact when it comes to ESG – asking what is better, to engage or to divest.
Schroders has launched a multi-private credit fund (MPCF) for UK defined benefit (DB) schemes in response to growing demand for long-term and alternative income streams.
Mercer has introduced analytics and advice to help investors move their portfolios in line with the Paris Agreement's aim to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees.
Former BHS owner Dominic Chappell potentially faces his fourth personal bankruptcy in order to pay £9.5m of contributions he owes to the failed retailer’s pension schemes.
Ethical pensions campaign Make My Money Matter (MMMM) has called on the government to use the Pension Schemes Bill to require all UK pension funds to commit to net-zero emission investment strategies.
Graeme Bold says the right communications can improve both the level of savings and the outcomes for savers.
Additional fiscal stimulus likely, tax hikes uncertain.
Every month, several firms issue trackers of the aggregate defined benefit (DB) scheme funding position. See here for the October 2020 estimates on the various measures…
The government plans to cement the UK's position as a global centre for green finance have received a significant boost, with chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiling proposals to issue the country's first sovereign green bond next year and make climate risk...