Major pension funds and asset managers have voted against the re-election of Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley and chairman Keith Hellawell at the company's annual general meeting on 7 September.
Some of UK's largest pension schemes and fund managers have called on Anglo American, Glencore and Rio Tinto to be more transparent over climate change risks.
Schemes are looking to increase their control of asset allocation in hedge funds and move away from fund of funds structures, according to a fund manager.
Shareholders have backed a resolution brought by a group of investors including 15 UK pension schemes to force Shell to measure and manage its exposure to climate change risk.
Almost all of BP's shareholders have voted to force the company to disclose the risks it faces from climate change.
Investment shifts by larger schemes are leading others to question their portfolios
Aurum's Kevin Gundle explains why pensions are still committed to hedge funds
Stephanie Baxter considers whether Calpers’ shock hedge fund exit will resonate across UK pension schemes
Lynn Strongin Dodds asks if investor excitement over commodities can survive a Chinese slowdown
Andrew Short looks at schemes' increasing involvement in shareholder activism, led by the revolt against News Corp, and asks if it is just the larger schemes that can engage on this issue
US - The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) is in search of a manager to provide index fund products for six of its trust funds.
US - California governor Edmund Brown yesterday introduced a raft of state pension reforms that could introduce a hybrid scheme for new employees, increases the retirement age for new hires and increases pension contributions for all employees, among...
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US - The board of the California Public Employees' Retirement System renewed the contracts of the 16 external managers responsible for its $123.3bn global equity portfolio.
UK - Shareholder activism has been trivialised and dismissed by policymakers, delegates at a responsible investment conference heard yesterday.
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Global - Half of the Global Pensions 100 Panel believe the Securities and Exchange Commission should issue new regulations on proxy access after its original rules on the matter were overturned in the courts.
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Pension funds are becoming more active in the private equity secondary market at a time when activity is hitting historic highs. Helen Fowler finds why investors are drawn in despite narrow spreads
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