Trustees and sponsors of UK defined benefit (DB) schemes should consider diversifying their growth portfolios to protect against the possibility of a market crash, according to Cambridge Associates.
Some 38% of pension schemes say high management fees are an obstacle to investing in hedge funds, research from the Asset Management Exchange (AMX) has found.
One of the curiosities of Carillion's failure was how shareholders in the firm seemingly failed to notice the firm's demise.
A typical defined benefit (DB) pension fund could cut costs by around a third per year by centralising and standardising their investment, administration and trading functions, according to the Asset Management Exchange (AMX).
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has eased new rules for the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) after concerns they could pose barriers to infrastructure investment and even cause an asset fire-sale.
Alison Trusty has been hired as a hedge fund analyst in the liquid alternatives manager research team at Aon Hewitt.
Total funding levels of defined benefit (DB) schemes in the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) 7800 have continued to fall against a backdrop of market volatility and falling gilt yields.
Interest rate and inflation hedging levels rose during the last quarter of 2015 according to BMO Global Asset Management's Liability Driven Investment (LDI) survey.
Aurum's Kevin Gundle explains why pensions are still committed to hedge funds
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UK schemes have reduced allocations to equities and increased holdings of bonds, cash and hedge funds, according to the latest edition of the Purple Book.
Institutional investors continue to diversify portfolios, tripling the number of global infrastructure mandates awarded over 2012, according to figures from Towers Watson.
The £1.5bn Willis Pension Scheme has chosen Towers Watson to manage a large part of its hedge fund portfolio.
Towers Watson said it has increased returns by persuading a selection of hedge fund managers to cut their performance fees.
The £1bn London Borough of Camden pension fund has appointed BlueCrest Capital Management to run a £50m fund of hedge fund mandate.
Defined benefit pension fund investors should diversify their portfolios into alternative assets to hedge against rising inflation and equity volatility, Morgan Stanley say.
Institutional investor concern over hedge fund transparency is driving up risk management standards, leading the industry to become more "institutionalised", an SEI report finds.
Camden Borough Council is hunting for an additional independent advisory firm to help its £900m pension scheme cope with the ever more challenging investment environment.
Pension funds should look to hedge funds as a "tool" in their portfolio, as a means to diversify and protect against volatility.
Three quarters of institutional investors are looking for greater liquidity in their hedge fund investments following the financial crisis, research by Preqin shows.
Andrew Short asks if absolute return funds are failing to fulfil their remit and whether they still have a role to play in today's fund portfolios
Hedge funds had much of their gains this year wiped out last week as half the alternative strategies reporting daily data to Hedge Fund Research's investable indices lost over 1% of their value in just 24 hours.
The low footprint that hedge funds have in most capital markets means overall they pose a low systemic risk, the Financial Services Authority says.
Lynn Strongin Dodds looks at how the recent AIMA guidelines are designed to improve governance in the hedge fund industry