Aegon has incorporated ESG into its £19bn TargetPlan defined contribution (DC) default fund for its master trust and group personal pension plan.
TargetPlan is part of the DC platform and administration businesses Aegon acquired from BlackRock last year. The ESG component has been added via BlackRock's range of target date funds, called LifePath....
ESG is increasingly important for schemes but trustees have little influence over manager decisions. Pádraig Floyd asks what they can do to redress the balance.
While it may be tough for small schemes to manage their approach to ESG-related investment risks, there are ways to meet this fiduciary responsibility, says Richard Butcher
Using convertible bonds could help pension fund investors to mitigate volatility while also sharing in upside during periods of growth, says Justin Craib-Cox.
Across the globe, fixed income investors are increasingly interested in environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. MFS Research Analyst Mahesh Jayakumar explains how MFS® incorporates ESG factors into fixed income research and looks at the opportunities and challenges facing investors.