UK - The £400m Harsco Investment Pension Fund has dropped one of its bond managers as part the implementation of the final stage of its liability driven investment (LDI) strategy.
The scheme is currently in the process of converting its existing bond portfolio to an LDI arrangement and plans to have 50% of its portfolio invested in this way by the end of the process. Pension fund...
UK - Government plans to cut a subsidy boosting the appeal of solar panel infrastructure investments could scupper scheme plans to use these investments as part of their liability matching strategies, fund managers say.
UK - Aegon is to close its defined benefit pension scheme to future accrual in March 2013 as part of its restructure and cost saving programme.
UK - The Pension Protection Fund has published its annual report - revealing a surplus of £678m ($1.1bn) at 31 March.
UK - Schemes looking to maximise returns in a low interest rate environment must work closely with investment banks to boost member outcomes, Barclays chief executive Bob Diamond says.
UK -More than 40% of firms have closed or are in the process of closing their defined benefit pension schemes, latest research from Aon Hewitt shows.