The Local Pensions Partnership (LPP) has launched a £5bn global equity fund made up of the pooled holdings of its existing main clients, the Lancashire County Pension Fund (LCPF) and the London Pensions Fund Authority (LPFA).
The fund comprises approximately 40% internally managed equities with 60% managed by MFS Investment Management, Robeco and Magellan. The LPP said the new portfolio provides a "significant reduction"...
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A £1.2bn global investment-grade corporate bond fund has been launched by LGPS Central with four initial investors.
Susannah Young looks at how pension schemes should be reacting to impact of the coronavirus crisis on investment-related considerations and discusses steps trustees can take.
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