Market Movers Blog: Italy's service sector contracts at record rate; Irish unemployment predicted to reach 25%
In this live blog, Professional Pensions' sister title Investment Week collates all the breaking market news, analysis and opinion on equity, bond and currency movements as well as the impact of trade wars, tightening monetary policy and the Brexit negotiations....
James Phillips spoke to the former shadow chancellor at PBUK about how politicians must embrace the benefits of long-term policy creation through independent and cross-party thinking.
The market for bonds focused on ESG issues is growing exponentially, but how can schemes take advantage? James Phillips explores the issue
Daniel J. Graña of Putnam investigates how US's trade war with China will affect emerging market equities
Saker Nusseibeh says a global trade war would have a far greater effect on markets than current predictions
The aggregate defined benefit (DB) funding level worsened in March, hitting its worst level since last August, the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has said.
Fell almost 0.5% on Tuesday
Most respondents doubt that America's withdrawal from the Paris climate change agreement will alter investment strategies.
This week we want to know whether you are finding it more or less difficult to recruit trustees at the moment.
President Trump's decision to pull the US out of the Paris agreement has been widely criticised, amid fears it could dent progress on climate change action.
Most respondents in this week's Pensions Buzz say it's time to get on board with the lifetime ISA to get the best outcomes for members.
Andrew Milligan says that while there are positive signs for global growth there is still much uncertainty
In a move that had been widely expected by markets, the Federal Reserve has increased US interest rates by a further 25 basis points (bps), marking its third rise since December 2015, as the US economy continues to improve.
Saker Nusseibeh looks at whether Trump's policies will deliver higher growth rates.
Australia's seventh biggest superfund puts ESG issues at the very heart of its investment decision process. Stephanie Baxter takes a look at UniSuper's grown-up strategy
Andrew Milligan takes a look at the macro-economic environment and how it could develop.
UK pension trustees still need to meet their scheme objective, and should be taking advantage of their long term investment horizons. Vivek Paul looks at how real assets can be utilised
This week's top stories included the latest figures on pension withdrawals since Freedom and Choice, and the effect of President Donald Trump on DB deficits.
The collective deficit of the UK's defined benefit (DB) scheme has shrunk by more than £200bn due to the inauguration of Donald Trump as US president, Hymans Robertson says.
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.
Defined benefit (DB) transfer values rose by £31,000 over 2016 thanks to a fall in gilt yields, according to Xafinity's monthly index.
In the fourth and final part of our pensions timeline PP Online looks at what happened in pensions between October and December.
Global growth expectations are picking up as economies show resilience to the major political events of recent months, according to BlackRock Investment Institute.
Respondents in this week's Pensions Buzz see the BHS saga as a touchstone for fundamental issues at play in the pensions sector.