Aviva has launched a defined contribution (DC) default investment strategy for its workplace pension clients, incorporating ethical and ESG considerations.
Private markets are becoming more accessible to DC schemes. Alastair O'Dell asks if platform-based funds can really capture the illiquidity premium.
RPMI Railpen is in the next step in the journey towards achieving cost disclosure. Victoria Bell tells Stephanie Baxter about taking part in the Cost Transparency Initiative's pilot phase
Professor Adrian Furnham says analysing the psychology of investment manager teams can give investors a valuable edge in the selection process
Wolfgang Kuhn says pension funds must considered the real-world impacts of their investments
Brunel Pension Partnership has begun a formal search process to appoint managers to run a £1.1bn emerging market equity portfolio.
As concerned pension funds are flocking to 'safe' assets or buying equity protection, John Gray points out there is no such thing as a 'free lunch' in life
Pension funds may be sitting on valuable claims if it can be proven that active management would have led to higher returns compared to a tracker fund, write Simon Bushell and Daniel Spendlove
Patrick McCoy says the CMA's proposal for all fiduciary management appointments to go to tender will only work if pension funds take independent investment advice
Despite improvements in investment manager attitudes towards responsible investment, research reveals there is a way to go before the majority deliver meaningful action. Victoria Ticha explores why
Trustees could benefit from a standardised template for the disclosure of investment transaction costs and charges from as early as April, Chris Sier has said.
The £60bn Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) has made a follow-on investment in Yorkshire Water inflation-linked notes, backed by inflation swap cash flows, to secure long-term returns.
Franklin Templeton Investments has hired Aviva Investors' Christoph Butz as director of its UK consultant relations team.
One of the curiosities of Carillion's failure was how shareholders in the firm seemingly failed to notice the firm's demise.
Asset managers first to sign up to Dame Helena Morrissey event to raise cash for Presidents Club charities
Dame Helena Morrissey, head of personal investing at Legal & General Investment Management, has said she is organising a 50/50 gender split event to raise funds for the charities forced to turn down their donations from this year's Presidents Club dinner,...
Schroders has become one of the largest asset managers to sign up to the Local Government Pension Scheme's (LGPS) code of transparency.
Aon has announced it has acquired Townsend Group, a real estate investment management and advisory firm based in the US.
After a year of stellar growth and stubbornly high valuations, asset bubbles may forming that could lead to market corrections. Stephanie Baxter looks at what 2018 has in store
Almost two-thirds of UK-based institutional investors, including pension funds, expect asset bubbles to negatively impact performance in 2018, according to research by Natixis Investment Managers.
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).
Dan Brocklebank says the FCA's proposed solution to address conflicts of interests at asset managers does not go far enough
Henry Tapper says removing NDAs between operators and fund managers is a critical step in the journey towards assessing value for money
Baillie Gifford and Montanaro are the first asset managers to sign up to a new transparency code to help the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) get a better handle on investment costs.
Aegon has agreed to purchase BlackRock's defined contribution (DC) platform and administration arm, increasing its platform-based workplace savings business to £30bn.