Jonathan Stapleton looks at the firms who were advertising in the first editions of Professional Pensions and how the consultancy, asset manager and provider markets have changed over the past 20 years
F&C Investments has appointed a council of six experts on responsible investment (RI), ethics and sustainability to advise the firm on these issues.
The UK liability-driven investment (LDI) market reached £517bn of liabilities hedged by the end of 2013 and has continued to expand this year, research finds.
Naomi Rainey says there is more to engagement than curbing excessive pay
Standard Life Investments and F&C Investments voted against Barclays' remuneration report at the bank's 2014 annual general meeting (AGM), as 34% of shareholders opposed its pay packages.
Schemes reduced their outright nominal and real rate hedging in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to F&C Investments.
Executive pay at financial institutions remains the most high-profile responsible investment topic, despite increasing interest in human rights, F&C Investments says.
Natasha Browne asks if schemes need to take further interest rate measures
Canada's Bank of Montreal (BMO) has agreed a deal to buy F&C for £708m in cash.
F&C shares have jumped by 22% after the group said it has received a takeover approach from Canada's Bank of Montreal.
Former Downing Street environmental policy adviser Vicki Bakhshi has been appointed head of governance and sustainable investment (GSI) at F&C Investment.
Natasha Browne explores whether private equity needs to take up more space in investment portfolios to become mainstream
Edward Bramson is to stand down from his role as chairman of F&C Asset Management, to be replaced by Keiran Poynter.
The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has launched a consultation into its strategic reporting guidelines.
F&C Asset Management has reported pre-tax profits of £37.3m for the half year ending 30 June 2013 after implementing cost-cutting measures.
The West Midlands Pension Fund has appointed a six-manager panel for its £830m global emerging markets equity exposure.
The value of the market for liability driven investment (LDI) has risen 11% over 2012 led by the growth in inflation hedging, a KPMG report finds.
F&C Investments has expanded its institutional team with two key hires, as the asset manager seeks to grow its institutional business after a significant restructuring under activist investor Edward Bramson.
Hymans Robertson has launched a defined contribution (DC) offering called Guided Outcomes (GO), which focuses on retirement income replacement rates rather than pot size.
Schroders has created two senior roles in its liability driven investment (LDI) division, expanding its risk management capability.
An investor engagement programme has improved anti-corruption transparency in 16 global companies, according to a coalition of shareholders.
An investor group campaign, led by Hermes Equity Ownership Services (EOS), Aberdeen Asset Management and F&C, has secured disclosure of minority shareholders representatives on the Petrobras board.
F&C asset management has reported outflows of £13.3bn during the course of 2012, as it comes to the end of a significant restructuring under activist investor Edward Bramson.
Rachel Dalton looks at fund managers’ reactions to the ECB’s decision to hold interest rates