Defined benefit (DB) schemes further upped their allocation to bonds in the year to March 2017, continuing a four-year trend, analysis by the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has found.
In its Purple Book 2017, published today, the lifeboat fund said weighted bond allocations - including gilts, inflation-linked and corporate bonds - hit 55.7% in March 2017, up from 51.3% in 2016, and...
During Covid-19 companies have gone on a borrowing binge to ensure they can ride out the pandemic and may find themselves excessively indebted, but it is not all doom and gloom. Daniel Booth and Mark Lyon consider the corporate credit environment for...
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has touted potential of offshore wind, carbon capture, freeports, and green finance developments for the UK's green economic recovery, but has left question marks next to energy efficiency and electric infrastructure.
The government will press ahead with plans to use the “largely untapped pool of capital” in defined contribution (DC) schemes to invest in venture capital and growth equity assets.
Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) has reported a technical provisions deficit of between £14.9bn and £17.9bn as of 31 March 2020, and delayed its valuation as it considers how to proceed.
With sustainable investing proliferating rapidly and ESG ratings becoming embedded in financial markets, providers are coming under the spotlight over the transparency of their scoring systems, writes Pedro Gonçalves.