With UK pension schemes holding significant allocations to alternatives, Dan Melley looks at how they have weathered the latest crisis.
$57.9bn of trading losses for the month
DB pension schemes need to increase certainty about potential outcomes to help them reach their chosen goal, says Jos Vermeulen of Insight Investment
Around three-fifths of respondents in this week's Pensions Buzz backed the view that trustees should take a proactive approach to engage with members when they are seeking to transfer out of their defined benefit (DB) scheme.
UK pension schemes' average allocation to bonds has risen to over 50% for the first time according to The Pension Protection Fund's (PPF's) Purple Book.
Infrastructure is set to be the most popular alternative investment among pension funds over the next three years, according to research.
Up to 4.8 million UK scheme members invested in hedge funds pay 36 times more in fees than they would for low cost alternatives according to SCM Direct.
As the EU referendum looms closer it is entirely possible the UK could end up leaving Europe. Kristian Brunt-Seymour finds a Brexit could be both good and bad for pensions.
Total deficits of defined benefit (DB) schemes in the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) 7800 increased by more than a third over last month against a backdrop of falling gilt yields.
Pension fund boards and executive committees across Europe have shown the strongest female representation in the capital markets sector, according to a report by New Financial.
PP considers how big a risk this is for schemes and how they can manage it
Schemes are looking to increase their control of asset allocation in hedge funds and move away from fund of funds structures, according to a fund manager.
Clwyd Pension Fund has undergone a restructure of its hedge fund strategy which will generate cost efficiencies and protect against volatility, following a major investment review.
LGPS funds will be reclassified as retail investors, which could lead to a major asset sell-off, increase costs, and restrict what they can invest in, finds Stephanie Baxter
A quiet revolution is happening in hedge funds. Investors continue to allocate to the asset class, but the way they are allocating is changing, while its investor base is growing broader and becoming more inclusive according to Fred Ingham.
James d'Ath explains why increasing demands from investors for transparency means change is inevitable.
PP looks at Dutch pension research revealing economies of scale differ across asset classes
The pensions industry believes it is right for the Financial Conduct Authority to make specialists scrutinise transfers.
PP looks at whether volatile markets mean now is the opportune time to invest in hedge funds
Cornwall Pension Fund has increased its allocation to hedge funds from 1% to 8% following a strategic review.
In chapter two of our roundtable sponsored by Putnam Investments we ask a panel of experts where schemes should invest if they don't want to go down the hedge fund route.
Do alternatives really deliver what they promise?
Consultants have been accused of using an "accounting trick" to overstate the performance of alternative investments by about £5.1bn over the past decade across Local Government Pension Schemes (LGPS).
On Friday, we reported the multi-billion dollar Teachers Retirement System of Texas (TRS) had withdrawn its allocation to hedge funds. Professional Pensions was wrong - TRS has slightly reduced its allocation not withdrawn it.