Quick fix won't help pension investment in real economy

Con Keating looks at how and if pension assets can be used for venture and growth capital

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Con Keating is head of research at Brighton Rock Group
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Con Keating is head of research at Brighton Rock Group

“Let’s turn Covid and Brexit to our advantage”, declared Emma Duncan in an article in The Times on 6 January – an eminently sensible idea.

However, the way in which this is proposed to happen, by "making it easier for pension funds to invest in young firms [that] would boost the flagging economy" is not a solution to this problem. The...

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