GLOBAL - Hedge funds have returned 1.34% during January, down slightly from the 1.36% return posted in December, according to global indices provider MSCI.
Over the same month equities – as measured by the MSCI World Equity index – could only manage a -3.1% return.
However, both equities and hedge funds were eclipsed by fixed income, with the MSCI World Sovereign Debt index increasing 1.43% during January.
A buyout tool which provides schemes with up-to-date pricing and comparisons between insurers has been launched by JLT Employee Benefits.
The DB white paper sets out plans to review the funding regime, with 'prudent' and 'appropriate' possibly redefined. But James Phillips asks if this could this signal a return to an MFR-like approach?
The trustees of GKN's pension schemes have agreed a package of mitigation measures that would improve funding to a "more prudent level" if Melrose's offer is accepted by shareholders next week.
While the new powers are welcome, most respondents doubt it will make a difference to the outcomes for members, Pensions Buzz respondents say.