UK - Schroder Property Investment Management is urging schemes to increase their allocations to the residential sector, despite fears about a market slowdown.
The firm said that while the rate of capital growth for the average residential property had fallen, it believes the sector will still produce positive returns in areas outside London and the South East.
The Schroders’ Residential Property Unit Trust posted a 27.4% return in 2002, compared to the 17.7% returned by the Investment Property Database’s residential index.
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) is consulting on proposals to charge a "risk reflective" levy for commercial defined benefit (DB) consolidation vehicles.
The funding gap across FTSE 350 schemes could be slashed by as much as £275bn if schemes look beyond traditional ways of creating value. Victoria Ticha examines how
There will be "many flavours" of defined benefit (DB) consolidators but consolidation will only be the right answer for a minority of schemes, Alan Rubenstein says.
Work and Pensions Committee (WPC) chairman Frank Field has questioned the regulator on what lessons it can learn from the experience of the Kodak Pension Plan No.2 (KPP2).