With UK pension schemes holding significant allocations to alternatives, Dan Melley looks at how they have weathered the latest crisis.
DC schemes are increasingly looking at investing in alternatives but face a number of challenges. Charlotte Moore takes a look at the issues they face.
Two in five European institutional investors, including pension funds, are hoping to increase their commercial real estate allocations over the next year, according to BrickVest research.
West Yorkshire Pension Fund (WYPF) has teamed up with M&G Real Estate and an unnamed Asian investor to acquire a £105m building in Manchester.
Local government pension funds have increased allocation to alternative assets and bonds over the past three years while equities have fallen.
Last year Tesco replaced its DB scheme with a low cost DC arrangement targeting investment strategies that push the boundaries of typical DC funds. Stephanie Baxter explores why the award-winning scheme breaks the mould.
There must be clarity on tax relief sooner rather than later according to PP research.
An OECD report has sounded alarm bells about scheme solvency in a low interest rate environment. Helen Morrissey takes a closer look.
Alternative investments can be a good fit for DC but the 0.75% charge cap makes it difficult for schemes to diversify into them. Stephanie Baxter looks at what trustees can do.
Consultants have been accused of using an "accounting trick" to overstate the performance of alternative investments by about £5.1bn over the past decade across Local Government Pension Schemes (LGPS).
JPMorgan has agreed to sell half of its private equity business to two investment firms.
LCP research finds employers are looking for different ways to plug deficits
Rachel Dalton looks at figures on pension funds’ changing approach to investment risk
Conditions for UK infrastructure debt investing are ‘suboptimal', experts warn.
Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners (AIP) has made nine promotions after assets under management (AUM) grew from $29.2bn (£17.5bn) to $33.72bn over 2013.
The Pensions Trust has appointed BlackRock to manage a £100m fiduciary management mandate for inflation-linked alternative investments.
Taha Lokhandwala looks at what investors are expecting to happen over the course of 2014 and how this could affect scheme investment strategies
The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) increased its allocation to alternatives to 19% in the year to the end of March.
Naomi Rainey looks at DC schemes’ growing interest in illiquid assets
The Kingfisher Pension Scheme has awarded a multi-alternatives mandate to LGT Capital Partners.
Most agree that diversifying funds is beneficial, but where should managers turn? Lynn Strongin-Dodds looks at the alternatives.
Defined contribution default strategies within FTSE100 and FTSE250 firms have not diversified away from pure equity exposure, Schroders research says.
Local authority funds have called for an independent platform or ‘clearing house' on which they could access local investment opportunities, a Smith Institute study says.
Aberdeen Asset Management has renamed its £24bn alternatives business as Aberdeen Solutions to better encompass its multi-asset offering.