UK - Leicestershire County Council has decided to eliminate the bond portfolio of its £2.17bn (US$4.24bn) pension fund and change to a target return mandate instead.
The fund said it reassessed its entire investment strategy in January and decided to liquidate the 15% of its portfolio held in bonds, placing a £300m total return mandate out to tender. Colin Pratt,...
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.