Corporate and Strategic fund
A number of pension schemes have been prompted to lock in gains with a move into bonds after the estimated deficit across FTSE 100 DB pension schemes improved by £36bn, over the 12 months ending 30 June last year, JLT Employment Benefits found.
GAM has suspended trading in its unconstrained and absolute return bond funds as a result of the high level of redemption requests following the suspension of manager Tim Haywood earlier this week.
Two-thirds of FTSE 100 DB schemes invest more than 50% of assets in bonds to tackle investment mismatching, according to JLT research. Victoria Ticha takes a closer look
CPI drops to 3%
Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) has invested £60.6m into a student accommodation project at the University of Essex.
Nikesh Patel discusses the perils of over diversification in scheme portfolios
Altaf Kassam looks at how schemes can make their growth portfolio work harder
Vince Childers thinks DC schemes should take a look at real assets.
Ludovic Colin says that 2017 will call for a flexible approach to bond investing
This year is set to be a bumpy ride with yet more geopolitical events and tensions between central bank policies. Stephanie Baxter takes a look at investment predictions for 2017.
Improved prospects for growth and inflation mean investors should look to invest more in risk assets according to Schroders.
UK pension schemes' average allocation to bonds has risen to over 50% for the first time according to The Pension Protection Fund's (PPF's) Purple Book.
Kevin Wesbroom looks at the issues the industry faces around liabilities
The 350 largest UK listed companies could see their 2017 profits fall by £2bn as the cost of new defined benefit (DB) scheme benefits rises.
The cost and size of pension deficits are increasing which has consequences for trustees, company directors and shareholders. Michael Klimes asks if investors are starting to worry.
Liquid alternatives and private debt have the most potential to benefit from Britain's vote to leave the European Union (EU) according to research.
Andrew Milligan looks at what we can expect over the coming months as the industry comes to terms with the UK's decision to leave the EU.
Defined benefit schemes in the FTSE 100 increased their total bond allocation to a record £330bn by the end of 2015.
The yield on the benchmark 10 year gilt fell to a record low yesterday, dropping below 1.25% for the first time and bottoming at 1.22%.
A data tool to help investors assess the liquidity of fixed income assets has been launched by Euroclear in collaboration with Lyxor Asset Management.
Since de-risking took off at the turn of the millennium, FTSE 100 pension fund bond holdings have increased to a peak of 59% of total assets, writes Stephanie Baxter.
Bond allocations for defined benefit (DB) pension schemes in the FTSE 100 have soared from 49% to 59% of total assets in just six years.
The fall in commodities has meant the value of oil and gas company bonds has fallen by more than $150bn (£105.1bn) since June 2014.