From October, trustees need to show how they are factoring ESG issues into investment decisions. Holly Roach explores why the changes may not be radical but could boost member engagement.
Across the industry, two key discussions are dominating the landscape: ESG and DC investment. Getting the approach to both of these right is vital, says Jonathan Stapleton.
The majority of schemes have claimed political and economic uncertainty has led them to disregard contingency planning for the range of potential Brexit outcomes.
Local authority schemes must work alongside other stakeholders, in the UK and abroad, to deliver meaningful action on ESG issues, says John Gray
Portfolios constructed using a cashflow-driven approach can prove to be a good fit for meeting ESG regulatory requirements and mitigating risk, says David Curtis.
Aegon has incorporated ESG into its £19bn TargetPlan defined contribution (DC) default fund for its master trust and group personal pension plan.
Improvements in governance are leading to increasing investment innovation in DC. In this roundtable, panellists discuss charges, alternative investments and how schemes are approaching ESG
Some 96% of trustees are ready for upcoming ESG regulations which will require schemes to agree their approach to responsible investment, according to Hymans Robertson.
Over three quarters (78%) of defined contribution (DC) members feel their pension scheme is not aligned with their values, latest research by Franklin Templeton shows.
Infrastructure is an asset class of increasing interest to schemes. In this roundtable, panellists discuss the investment, looking in particular at ESG issues and how they expect the asset class to develop
Pension experts are urging UK schemes to incorporate social and governance factors into their investments, as research shows European investors do not see the potential long-term returns.
BNY Mellon Investment Management has launched a sustainable global equity income fund under the management of boutique Newton Investment Management's Nick Clay, and head of responsible and charity investment Rob Stewart.
Steve Waygood, chief responsible investment officer at Aviva Investors, takes an in-depth look at the relationship between responsible investing and performance.
Industry Voice: Star CEOs are bringing into question what makes a good leader in a flatter, networked world. We explore what this means for the overall governance of companies
Jupiter Asset Management's Abbie Llewellyn-Waters, manager of the Jupiter Global Sustainable Equity strategy, explains why firms need to integrate ESG into their business model
Some of the UK's biggest pension schemes will be forced to report on climate risk in line with recommendations from the Taskforce for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
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US-based Federated Investors has completed its acquisition of a 60% interest in Hermes Investment Management from the BT Pension Scheme (BTPS).
A growing number of schemes are moving towards integrating responsible investment policies into investment processes. Charlotte Moore looks at how funds are approaching this
While the majority of UK's largest pension funds have taken action on climate change, parliament says some are still failing to manage their schemes responsibly
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) can be put at the heart of investment decisions with the right approach according to a trustee at the Environment Agency Pension Fund (EAPF).
Planned changes to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) investment regulations are akin to dictatorship, a Labour shadow minister has said.
Universities Superannuation Scheme is one of few UK pension funds actively addressing climate change risks. Co-head of responsible investment David Russell tells Stephanie Baxter how to bring the rest of the industry up to speed.