The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) funds of Lothian, Falkirk and Fife have appointed three independent advisers to their joint investment strategy panel (JISP).
St James's Place, Columbia Threadneedle, BMO Global Asset Management, Legal and General Investment Management, Aberdeen Standard Investments, Kames Capital and Janus Henderson have all suspended their open-ended UK property vehicles due to valuation concerns...
Kames Property Income and its feeder funds have been forced to suspend as a result of current “turbulent market conditions” making it impossible to accurately value property holdings, Professional Pensions' sister title Investment Week has learned.
The Nottinghamshire County Council Pension Fund has hired Kames Capital to run a £22m property mandate.
A contentious report claims ESG resolutions at American company AGMs can do more harm than good. James Phillips explores the findings
Investment and law firms have the highest median gender hourly gender pay gaps out of nearly 100 pension-related firms reporting, James Phillips writes.
Over 170 asset managers have rejected an initiative which requires better disclosure of fees UK public pension funds are charged, despite increased regulatory pressure on costs throughout the industry.
An industry taskforce aimed at boosting innovation in the finance industry to enhance the profitability of social impact investment has been commissioned by the prime minister.
Professional Pensions has beaten off strong competition to be awarded the Institutional Team of the Year accolade at the Kames Capital Journalism Awards 2017.
ESG fund ratings are an oft-used tool for impact investing, but lack of standardised data means other analysis is necessary. James Phillips explores their usefulness
The US central bank has become the first to begin reversing quantitative easing, with more to follow. Stephanie Baxter looks at what to expect from this historic shift.
Pension schemes should not rely solely on the performance of investment funds in third-party ratings which aim to quantify their sustainability, Kames Capital has said.
LIBOR is set to be phased out by 2021. Jonathan Stapleton looks at how the withdrawal of this benchmark will affect schemes
Political uncertainty is back after the shock general election result, with the markets pricing in a softer Brexit. Watch out for the impact on sterling and gilt yields, warns Stephanie Baxter
Despite a relative calm reaction to the triggering of Article 50, schemes should be braced for a bumpy ride during the coming two years of tough Brexit negotiations. Stephanie Baxter looks at what to watch out for
Nottinghamshire County Council's pension fund is investing £300m in a new corporate bond mandate to generate cashflow to help meet its infrastructure commitments.
There are big questions about currency hedges when sterling has fallen so significantly since Brexit. Schemes should revisit that hedge and prepare for further volatility, says Stephanie Baxter
This year is set to be a bumpy ride with yet more geopolitical events and tensions between central bank policies. Stephanie Baxter takes a look at investment predictions for 2017.
Here they are - the winners of the Professional Pensions Investment Awards (PPIA) 2016
Kames Capital has appointed David Ennett and Phil Milburn to lead its high yield bond team.
Colin Dryburgh puts forward the case for US treasury inflation protected securities (TIPS).
Here they are. The winners of the Professional Pensions Investment Awards (PPIA) 2015.
The latest inflation figures could cut deficits by £10bn
Peter Ball looks at how schemes are using absolute return bond funds.