Real assets are continuing to offer attractive illiquidity premia for investors. Hope William-Smith looks at the current allocation trends for boosting portfolio resilience.
The UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) says pension scheme trustees are failing to comply with their investment duties around ESG and need government intervention to get back on track.
Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) has launched a development fund focused on bottom-up stock selection of companies with sustainable competitive advantages and long-term growth.
BNY Mellon Investment Management has expanded its sustainable offering with the launch of an absolute return global bond fund under the management of boutique Newton Investment Management.
Analytical services company Camradata has published a white paper investigating how local authorities can act more responsibly with pension investments.
Jonathan Stapleton explains why the growing scale of DC providers is likely to herald rapid innovation in the market.
A strong growth in the number of ESG ratings and data providers could be contributing to slow progress on responsible investment goals, according to NN Investment Partners (NNIM).
Over 80% of consumers want to know more about which companies their pensions are invested in and more transparent updates on their business activities, according to PensionBee.
Members are increasingly seeking external adjudication on schemes’ approach to ESG issues. Stephen Richards outlines the steps trustees can take to prepare for this activism.
MSCI is calling for all investors globally to more readily integrate ESG considerations throughout their investment processes to contribute to “an effective balanced transition towards a sustainable economy”.
Border to Coast Pensions Partnership has become a signatory of the United Nations supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
In an exclusive Professional Pensions webinar, Aviva Investors chief investment officer of real assets Mark Versey talks about the benefits and challenges of real assets and some of the key issues for trustees and other investors to consider when making...
Investment managers are much more transparent on their stewardship approaches, but it remains important for there to be an ongoing dialogue with trustees. Kim Kaveh explores the findings.
Nearly two-thirds of this week’s 133 Pensions Buzz respondents believe the introduction of simpler and standardised annual benefit statements will help more members engage with their pension.
Pension schemes have been called on to play a central part in the government’s plans to meet climate change expectations. Hope William-Smith asks how this can be achieved
Changes are afoot in the pensions regulatory landscape in a bid to boost both security and outcomes for members. Charles Counsell reveals what you can expect from the regulator this year.
Royal London has signed up to the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) as part of a streamlined ESG focus.
Schemes must use January to both reflect on 2019 and plan for 2020, says Vassos Vassou.
Industry experts do not agree member engagement and data quality are priorities, according to research by networking site Mallowstreet.
More than half (57%) of the Society of Pension Professionals’ (SPP) membership has not made any changes to portfolios in terms of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, despite there being a “genuine interest”, research has revealed.
Government auto-enrolment provider Nest has mapped out how it will aim to help tackle climate-related risks, by testing ways to support cutting carbon emissions to 1.5 degrees.
Aon has published a paper offering pension scheme trustees insight into investment areas if they are looking for competitive financial returns and to deliver a positive social and environmental impact.
ESG is increasingly important for schemes but trustees have little influence over manager decisions. Pádraig Floyd asks what they can do to redress the balance.
While it may be tough for small schemes to manage their approach to ESG-related investment risks, there are ways to meet this fiduciary responsibility, says Richard Butcher