The wholesale movement of scheme assets from equities to fixed interest ground to a halt last year according to data from the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).
How to deal with direct approaches from asset managers
Pension funds vying for asset classes freshly introduced to the market could erode the expected returns, SEI has warned.
Philippe Zaouati explains the unique qualities of the asset class
After a period of exceptional market conditions, Charlotte Moore looks at the steps asset allocators are taking to ensure decent medium-term returns
Stephanie Baxter considers whether the rise of indices and passive funds create a conflict of interest for stewardship
JPMorgan Asset Management (JPMAM) will rely on its existing fund range to meet demand for post-Budget retirement income offerings for defined contribution (DC).
UK pension funds' tendency to herd in the same asset classes could lead to volatility in asset price or economic cycles which could be detrimental for the whole economy, according to a research paper from the Bank of England.
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) is cutting its allocation to cash and bonds to set up a hybrid asset portfolio that will account for 12.5% of its investments.
Investment consultants are "making trustees believe in fools' gold" by advocating expensive active strategies says a leading academic.
An even greater proportion of Buzz respondents said schemes must do more to understand the fees they pay to asset managers.
In a presentation at last week's PMI Autumn Conference, Buck Consultants principal Marcus Hurd presented some ideas on trustee psychology.
Jonathan Stapleton looks at the implications for asset allocation
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority has warned of a "worrying decrease" in the funding provisions within defined benefit schemes in the UK.
The Financial Services Authority (FSA) is set to probe the asset management industry in a review of the risks of bribery, corruption, sanctions and money laundering, according to law firm Dechert.
Joshua Hughes examines what options lie beyond the uncertain equity market
Pension Fund Service has launched a ‘pensions platform' which it says will allow schemes to share investment consultancy fees.
Sponsors will be forced to support schemes for the next five to ten years because the relationship between risk-free assets and inflation is "broken", UBS says.
UK defined benefit liabilities have stabilised for the fourth month in a row, according to a Xafinity Corporate Solutions model.
The Daily Mail and General Trust pension scheme is setting up its first in-house de-risking group - the Triggered Asset Switch Committee - in a bid to make speedier investment decisions and improve its funding ratio.
Equity allocations by UK schemes have dropped from 47% to 43%, with a further four in ten schemes intending to reduce their deomstic exposure more next year, Mercer research suggests.
Schemes are abandoning passive trackers in favour of multi-asset and target date funds, DCisions research claims.
Lynn Strongin Dodds looks at scheme choices
Scheme bond allocations will hit 70% within five years as investors seek a "safe path" away from equity volatility to more stable assets, JLT Pension Capital Strategies predicts.