UK pension schemes' average allocation to bonds has risen to over 50% for the first time according to The Pension Protection Fund's (PPF's) Purple Book.
At the end of March 2016 average bond allocations stood at 51.3%. This is up from 47.7% at the end of March 2015. The proportion invested in equities fell from 33.0% to 30.3%, reflecting schemes' desire...
Institutional investor demand for green UK sovereign bonds will be high as pension schemes seek to manage their climate change risks and tap up green opportunities, experts say.
Aegon has embedded ESG criteria across its in-house workplace default funds through a partnership with HSBC Global Asset Management.
The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) trustee board has warned investment returns will be lower in the future than expected as it edges closer to concluding its 2020 valuation.
There are many lessons to be learned from the March 2020 market volatility and liquidity squeeze as the Covid-19 pandemic escalated, Barnett Waddingham says.
Retail and hotels have taken the brunt of lockdowns, while logistics and residential have fared much better. Even when Covid-19 is bought under control, the path of recovery is far from straightforward, writes Stephanie Baxter