While the pensions industry’s approach to ESG has changed considerably since three years ago, there are still opportunities for schemes to take advantage of, says Lauren Peacock.
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.
Investments in social infrastructure can deliver market-rate, or better, financial returns while making a positive contribution to communities and the environment. But to achieve this dual return, investors need to be able to measure and manage their...
Franklin Templeton Investments has named Jennifer Ockwell as its head of UK institutional.
Markets were spooked last week by the prospect of an Italian snap election, raising concerns over its future position in the EU. While a government has been formed, it is too soon to sound the all-clear, writes Stephanie Baxter
Over 170 asset managers have rejected an initiative which requires better disclosure of fees UK public pension funds are charged, despite increased regulatory pressure on costs throughout the industry.
Franklin Templeton Investments has hired Aviva Investors' Christoph Butz as director of its UK consultant relations team.
Franklin Templeton Investments has made David Whitehair head of defined contribution (DC) in a newly-created role, which will see him develop the firm's UK offering.
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Dylan Ball, portfolio manager at Templeton Global Equity, explains why value investing could be undergoing a recovery.
Stuart Lingard, director of global fixed income product management at Franklin Templeton Investments, challenges the perception that active, less constrained fixed income means more risk.
Stuart Lingard, director of global fixed income product management at Franklin Templeton Investments, considers the negative effects of higher interest rates on fixed income strategies.
Tim Banks has left AB to look for other career opportunities after working at the asset management firm for five years.
Charlotte Moore considers why pension schemes need to pay more attention to foreign exchange markets
Over half of businesses doubt the effectiveness of the government's guidance guarantee service Pension wise, according to research.
Rachel Dalton asks if there is light at the end of the tunnel
Mark Mobius of Templeton Emerging Markets Group explains why strong signs of economic growth and attractive valuations make the Middle East and North Africa a viable investment destination
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SOUTH AFRICA - Asset management firm Franklin Templeton Investments has named Jo-Anne Bailey as director of its African division.
GLOBAL - Franklin Templeton's Mark Mobius has said he does not believe there will be a recession in developed or emerging markets despite the ongoing eurozone sovereign crisis.
UK - Lothian Pension Fund is tendering for new global equity managers following the appointment of Invesco Perpetual and Baillie Gifford to run its separate Pan Asia Pacific equity mandates.
Lothian Pension Fund is tendering for new global equity managers following the appointment of Invesco Perpetual and Baillie Gifford to run its separate Pan Asia Pacific equity mandates.
GLOBAL - Franklin Templeton's Mark Mobius has said Russia is his current emerging market of choice and suggested concerns over corporate governance are misplaced.
JAPAN - Investors in Japan should look beyond the short-term impact of the crisis as the country will recover quickly due to its large foreign reserves, said Mark Mobius.