The Barclays Bank UK Retirement Fund (Barclays UKRF) has integrated ESG factors and climate risk into a £1.3bn diversified growth fund (DGF) portfolio used for its defined contribution (DC) scheme.
2020 has been a year like no other. BlackRock's Sion Cole looks at how the year has changed the investment order – accelerating shifts in how economies and societies operate across a number of different dimensions.
Professional Pensions spoke to BlackRock’s Sion Cole about the impact of Covid-19 and the importance of tailoring solutions for schemes
More than half of BlackRock’s flagship UK defined contribution (DC) default fund’s assets will be invested in ESG strategies by June 2021.
Scottish Widows has begun work with its fund management partners to divest at least £440m from companies which do not meet its ESG standards under a new exclusions policy.
More than half of UK savers agree they are unable to save sufficiently to achieve the retirement they want, according to research by BlackRock.
Supply will need to be rebuilt following the forced shutdown, potentially pushing up inflation and reasserting the need for adequate hedges, writes James Phillips
Fund giant BlackRock's first Assessment of Value (AoV) report covering its UK operations has revealed one fund liquidation, fee cuts for two vehicles and "enhanced performance monitoring" established for five underperforming funds.
Here they are - the winners of the UK Pensions Awards 2020...
Investors languishing in the gated, and now renamed, Woodford Equity Income fund could be forced to wait a further 12 months to get their money back, following the latest update from the fund’s administrator Link Fund Solutions.
Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund chairman Rory Murphy is to deliver the opening keynote at Professional Pensions’ Fiduciary Management Focus conference next week.
Outflows from UK equity funds gathered pace in August, with £2.6bn of assets being pulled from the market area over the course of the month, according to Morningstar’s latest fund flows report.
A record-breaking 150 ‘dog’ funds have been identified in the latest bi-annual Bestinvest Spot the Dog report, with total assets of £54.4bn sitting in these vehicles.
BlackRock has launched a suite of three ESG multi-asset exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to provide investors with a "cost-efficient, transparent and sustainable way" to invest during times of market uncertainty.
The Civil Aviation Authority Pension Scheme (CAAPS) has appointed BlackRock to run a £4bn fiduciary mandate for its growth portfolios.
Focusing on the key building blocks of retirement strategies will help improve saver outcomes amid the Covid-19 crisis, says Dominic Byrne.
Here they are… The shortlists for this year's Professional Pensions Investment Awards.
This week’s top stories included Aon findings that the number of defined benefit schemes employing a sole trustee model is expected to double by 2025, while Scottish Widows invested £2bn as the inaugural investor in BlackRock’s new climate fund.
Scottish Widows has invested £2bn of pension fund assets to become the inaugural investor in BlackRock’s authorised contractual scheme (ACS) Climate Transition World Equity Fund.
Available on demand... Louise Sivyer and Michelle Cracknell among the speakers at PP's DeskFlix event on the Future of DC
The latest virtual event in PP’s DeskFlix series took place on 7 July
Border to Coast Pensions Partnership has launched its first fixed income product with a £2.5bn sterling investment-grade credit fund.
Professional Pensions' latest webinar - held in conjuction with Aon, BlackRock and Schroders - looks at the specific cashflow challenges schemes have been facing during the disruption and market volatility caused by Covid-19; explore how different schemes...
A £1.2bn global investment-grade corporate bond fund has been launched by LGPS Central with four initial investors.
Sustainable investments attracted a large volume of assets at the start of the year, with net £1.3bn invested, over half of which went into a low carbon equity tracker managed by BlackRock according to the Morningstar Direct Fund Flows Commentary for...