Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) has increased its allocation to alternative property assets with the purchase of 32 nurseries and one special educational school.
The £57bn scheme has acquired the PINE unit trust from private equity fund manager Espiris for £95m. It now has £3.2bn of property assets, roughly 5.5% of all assets under management. The scheme said...
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