John Redwood's piece in last week's PP - Look beyond gilts to cut deficits, (PP, 19 January) - argued that low gilt yields are a reason for trustees to seek out potentially higher yielding, riskier assets such as Chinese and Brazilian equities.
This analysis ignores the very harsh lessons of recent pension fund experience about failing to manage assets and liabilities in tandem. As it is, the approximate group of 40% of pension funds that...
This week’s top stories included the launch of Scottish Widows’ new responsible investment team, and reports of Treasury plans to cut pension tax relief for high earners.
Almost half (43%) of trustees do not feel able to monitor and report on their schemes ESG policy to a high standard, according to CACEIS.
In the run-up to Incisive Media’s Women in Investment Festival on 3 March, Laura Miller gets under the bonnet of how common imposter syndrome is, and the tangible impact it can have on financial services firms.
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has wrapped up its three-month procurement process for partners to assist in the development of a framework agreement to provide administration, actuarial, and consultancy services to its board.
This week’s 89 Pensions Buzz respondents agreed with The Pensions Regulator’s decision to hold back from mandating the use of professional trustees.