Chancellor Rishi Sunak has warned that the UK’s “economic emergency has only just begun”, as he revealed that the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has forecast the economy will contract this year by 11.3% - the largest fall in output for more than...
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The money used to insure pension liabilities can help met the government’s agenda to ‘build, build, build’, says Johnny Chow
Urgent pension reforms should be undertaken to give the UK fewer and larger pension funds with the scale required to make major infrastructure investments, a think-tank says.
A group of London pension organisations have launched an investment fund focused on local housing, infrastructure and business.
NEST has selected two fund managers it will use to invest in private credit, enabling its members to benefit from the private markets investments.
Infrastructure is an asset class of increasing interest to schemes. In this roundtable, panellists discuss the investment, looking in particular at ESG issues and how they expect the asset class to develop
Border to Coast Pensions Partnership has launched two private market offerings with over £1bn of commitments from its partner Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) funds.
The way pension funds invest in infrastructure is changing, with a partnership approach becoming increasingly popular. Stephanie Baxter reports
AMP Capital has set up a dedicated team to help institutional investors, including pension funds, invest in infrastructure through direct equity allocations.
The chancellor announced today that the government will stop using the current model of private finance initiative (PFI) to fund the future building of infrastructure in response to concerns.
Columbia Threadneedle Investments has hired a team to build an infrastructure investment capability for UK and European institutional clients such as pension funds.
The Pensions Infrastructure Platform (PIP) will acquire a portfolio of interests in ten UK public-private projects for just over £400m after reaching an agreement with Aberdeen UK Infrastructure Partners.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) will clarify guidance on investments with long-term horizons as part of the government's plans to encourage pension funds to invest more in infrastructure, according to Autumn Budget documents.
As DC schemes become an increasingly important client, asset managers must adapt to their evolving needs. Stephanie Baxter examines key trends in the Investment Association's annual survey
Nigel Topping and Dr Barbara Weber have joined the £4.6bn London Pension Fund Authority's (LPFA) trustee board as it seeks to strengthen expertise in infrastructure and sustainable investment.
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.
Infrastructure can offer investors a broad opportunity set. Martin Lennon looks at how schemes can build a diversified portfolio to reduce risks and generate both yield and capital growth
Nikesh Patel discusses the perils of over diversification in scheme portfolios
Paul Traynor says UK schemes can learn a lot from the overseas experience of scheme consolidation
Vince Childers thinks DC schemes should take a look at real assets.
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
The infrastructure joint venture launched by Greater Manchester and the London Pension Fund Authority (LPFA) last year has grown to £1.3bn.
European pension plans regard Brexit as a headwind for global growth according to a report by CREATE-Research and Amundi.