Around the world, institutional investors are increasing allocations to alternative asset classes, especially direct infrastructure, private equity and listed real estate. However, pension funds are restricted from fully joining the trend by governance standards, AMP Capital says.
In a paper entitled the AMP Capital Institutional Investor Report, the firm says a survey of investors managing a total of £1.26trn - 48% of which is for pension funds - shows a net increase in alternative...
Most respondents in this week's Pensions Buzz do not think businesses should be able suspend AE contributions if in financial distress.
Former BHS owner Dominic Chappell has lost the appeal against his section 72 conviction and sentence for failing to hand over information to The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
This week's top stories include Marsh and McLennan Companies agreeing to buy JLT, and the home secretary calling for AE to be scrapped in a no-deal Brexit scenario.
Lesley Titcomb says the watchdog wants closer interactions with pension funds to spot problems sooner and act before having to use its more stringent powers