DC schemes are increasingly looking at investing in alternatives but face a number of challenges. Charlotte Moore takes a look at the issues they face.
Private markets are becoming more accessible to DC schemes. Alastair O'Dell asks if platform-based funds can really capture the illiquidity premium.
The PPI has unveiled a policy paper outlining current considerations and policy debates relevant to DC scheme default strategies. Kim Kaveh explores some of its views.
The default charge cap for defined contribution (DC) investment strategies should not be amended to make it easier to access illiquid assets, a majority of last week's 91 respondents said.
The master trust is leading the way on DC investment, getting into illiquid assets and challenging asset managers to do more. CIO Mark Fawcett tells Stephanie Baxter about its evolution
The government needs to boost pension schemes' access to illiquid investments, remedy the net-pay tax relief anomaly, and focus on securing a "successful Brexit" for pensions in its upcoming Budget, says the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA)....
Solvency II regulations have caused a shift in the timing of buy-in and buyout transactions, as well as asset sourcing, according to Aon Hewitt.
UK pension trustees still need to meet their scheme objective, and should be taking advantage of their long term investment horizons. Vivek Paul looks at how real assets can be utilised
Financier Edmund Truell believes he can protect British Steel benefits. Michael Klimes examines the details
Helen Morrissey looks at how pension schemes are dealing with current turmoil in the property market.
Defined contribution (DC) schemes need to take a lead from defined benefit (DB) counterparts when looking to include illiquid assets.
The belief that maturing DB schemes should automatically move into bonds and gilts is being increasingly challenged. Kristian Brunt-Seymour explores alternatives to the traditional de-risking model.
While DB schemes have upped their allocation to illiquid assets the same can't be said for DC. However, Charlotte Moore believes this could change
Niels Jensen looks at where investors can go to generate returns in the current environment.
PP asks if the alternative asset class actually delivers diversified returns during these market jitters.
The bulk annuity market will grow significantly over the next five years in spite of higher costs due to low interest rates and Solvency II capital requirements, according to Fitch Ratings.
Nicholas Ridgway and Aruran Morgan discuss the role illiquid bonds can play in a pension scheme portfolio.
Transfers could make existing strategies unsuitable
Pension funds around the globe are collaborating and cutting out the middleman, writes PP
The Railways Pension Scheme will look to partner with other pension funds as it seeks the best ways to increase its exposure to illiquid assets.