After a slow start, the corporate wrap has finally taken off in the UK. In light of this progress, the panelists discuss the advantages of such a product for both employers and employees.
Unfunded pension promises made to past and present UK public sector workers now amount to £993bn, Towers Watson calculations reveal.
UK - Unfunded pension promises made to past and present UK public sector workers now amount to £993bn (US$1.5trn), Towers Watson calculations revealed.
Professor Shlomo Benartzi of the University of California is working with AXA on the issue of behavioural finance and its implications for group pensions. Given present stock market volatility, we look at investment-related issues and, in particular,...
Institutional investors flooded into commodities last year as prices soared. Industry experts say the asset class' popularity isn't likely to wane in 2010, as Lynn Strongin Dodds reports
UK - A group of banks and insurance firms have launched an association to promote the development of a liquid traded market in longevity and mortality-related risk.
A group of banks and insurance firms have launched an association to promote the development of a liquid traded market in longevity and mortality-related risk.
AXA Investment Managers has appointed Jon Bailie as global head of distribution.
FRANCE - The Fonds de Réserve pour les Retraites has hired five managers to run a total of around €1.5bn (US$2.1bn) in fixed income mandates.
Mark Rowlands has resigned as AXA head of consultant relations.
Here it is: The entire PP Show 2009 condensed to a 40 second video.
FRANCE - The Fonds de Réserve pour les Retraites (FRR) has hired six firms to run a combined €4bn (US$5.9bn) in inflation-linked bond mandates.
AUSTRALIA/CHINA - Pension provider AMP has agreed a strategic partnership in asset management and pensions with China Life to exploit the opportunities arising from China's changing investment regulatory framework and ageing society.
AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND - AXA Asia Pacific Holdings (AXA AP) has rejected an A$11bn (US$10.2bn) acquisition offer by Australian financial group AMP claiming it undervalued the company.
Less than one in five people would remain automatically enrolled in personal accounts when they are implemented in 2012, according to AXA.
GLOBAL - The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (Caisse) and AXA Private Equity have entered into a partnership aimed at helping Québec and European-based businesses expand internationally.
Political consensus around personal accounts is losing cohesion, pensions minister Angela Eagle admits.
Richard Lowe discusses the sustainability and appropriateness of defined contribution as a suitable replacement for defined benefit
Cuts in future annuity rates due to the adoption of the Solvency II rules for insurers would put further strain on defined contribution scheme members, Aon Consulting says.
FRANCE- AXA earnings; CANADA- Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec; AUSTRALIA- Super review panel
Dr. Shlomo Benartzi looks at behavioural finance and highlights the psychological barriers to saving, using automatic enrolment to increase participation and how to use automatic saving increases effectively
Massive market volatility has given investors a hair-raising ride over the past year and as yet there is no end in sight.
Some 130/30 funds have failed to live up to expectation and as investors begin to look elsewhere for sources of alpha is the writing on the wall? Giovanni Legorano investigates