The master trust is leading the way on DC investment, getting into illiquid assets and challenging asset managers to do more. CIO Mark Fawcett tells Stephanie Baxter about its evolution
Blackrock has launched a strategic growth fund for defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC) schemes which aims to achieve long-term growth with two-thirds the volatility of equities.
While three quarters of the biggest UK corporate pension funds recognise the potential impact of climate change, only a handful have a specific policy, according to Pinsent Masons research.
The government has rejected the Environmental Audit Committee's (EAC) proposal to make pension fund climate-related financial disclosures mandatory.
Willis Towers Watson's LifeSight is the first defined contribution (DC) master trust to allocate around half of equity investments in the default fund to environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies.
The Church of England Pensions Board has written to 55 European companies on their climate lobbying practices, and has warned of shareholder resolutions later this year.
Pension funds can step up their environmental commitments by ensuring they take full account of climate change in their investment strategies, pensions minister Guy Opperman has said.
LGPS Central has appointed Hermes Equity Ownership Services (EOS) to run engagement and voting services for the investments of its nine local authority funds.
Catherine Howarth argues that more auto-enrolment providers need to develop their climate-related risk management.
Contract-based schemes could face requirements to disclose their firms' policies on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues under Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) plans.
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues could be the key to greater engagement with members if the power of investments is communicated well, says Emma Douglas.
Labour Party plans to renationalise core industries and require the largest listed companies to hand 10% of shares to employees would be a "double whammy" for pensions, business leaders have warned.
Just under half of respondents to this week's Pensions Buzz argued the master trust market would operate more efficiently if there were fewer participants, without damaging competition.
Pension scheme trustees will be handed a fresh obligation to disclose to members how they take into account environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues when investing.
The Local Pensions Partnership (LPP) has become the fourth local authority pool signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
Rachel Neill has been appointed as Smart Pension's first head of environmental, social and governance (ESG) as it plans to launch responsible investment funds.
US-based Federated Investors has completed its acquisition of a 60% interest in Hermes Investment Management from the BT Pension Scheme (BTPS).
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has opened a consultation proposing reforms to trustees' investment duties to boost ESG risk consideration. Kim Kaveh gauges industry reaction.
Respondents say it is a bad idea to state the extent member views are taken into account when setting investment strategies.
Hermes Investment Management has launched an environment, social and governance (ESG) tool in a bid to improve carbon risk engagement with investee companies.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has launched a consultation on reforming trustees' duties to consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks.
Companies with more than 250 employees will be required to disclose the pay gap between chief executives and their average staff members from 2019, the government has announced.
A contentious report claims ESG resolutions at American company AGMs can do more harm than good. James Phillips explores the findings
The Pensions Management Institute (PMI) has partnered with Aberdeen Standard Investments as its environmental, social and governance (ESG) insight partner.