UK - Schemes are increasing their allocations to alternative investments such as private equity and hedge funds, research from Russell Investment Group and Goldman Sachs reveals.
The biannual review shows that the proportion of schemes from the UK and Europe that invest in hedge funds has risen dramatically from 15% at the end of 2001 to 21% at the start of the year. And the number...
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.