A £1.2bn global investment-grade corporate bond fund has been launched by LGPS Central with four initial investors.
Hymans Robertson has launched a national assessment to measure levels of knowledge and understanding in Local Government Pension Schemes (LGPS).
Barnet Council has appointed West Yorkshire Pension Fund (WYPF) to replace Capita to administer its local government pension scheme (LGPS).
Analytical services company Camradata has published a white paper investigating how local authorities can act more responsibly with pension investments.
Members are increasingly seeking external adjudication on schemes’ approach to ESG issues. Stephen Richards outlines the steps trustees can take to prepare for this activism.
The £30bn Brunel Pension Partnership has called on asset managers to become more climate-aware or face removal from its portfolios.
The £46bn Border to Coast Pensions Partnership has appointed PIMCO as the core manager for its multi-asset credit fund.
The government’s ban on boycotts by public institutions may extend to the Local Government Pension Schemes (LGPS).
The first formal review of the Local Government Pension Scheme (Scotland) (LGPS) has revealed all 15 of its funds are in a strong financial position.
The pooling entity for the eight Local Government Pension Scheme funds in Wales has announced a new responsible investment policy.
The £45bn Border to Coast Pensions Partnership has launched its largest fund to date, with £5bn of Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) assets being allocated to global equity alpha.
The Kent Pension Fund has reassured members that the closure of Woodford Investment Management will not affect its ability to pay benefits.
The £30bn Brunel Pension Partnership pool has selected Truvalue Labs to evaluate ESG and reputational risks across all of its asset managers.
Local authority schemes must work alongside other stakeholders, in the UK and abroad, to deliver meaningful action on ESG issues, says John Gray
Nick Greenwood – the former manager of the £2.2bn Berkshire Pension Fund – died earlier this month.
Insticube analysis reveals fewer than one in five institutional investors positive about asset managers
Just 18% of institutional investors feel positive about the service they receive from the asset managers, analysis from independent data platform Insticube finds.
The Local Government Pension Scheme Scheme Advisory Board (SAB) has chosen technology provider Byhiras to develop a platform to ensure that asset managers comply with its cost transparency code.
The various potential routes for the government to respond to the McCloud judgment will mean some members lose out, writes Moira Warner.
Funds in LGPS Central will be given additional assistance to assist collection and analysis of investment costs after the pool partnered with KAS Bank.
Framework is needed now to help remedy the age-related differences in public service pension schemes. Virginia Burke looks at what administrators can do.
Local government funds should ditch prescribed governance models and move instead towards an outcomes-based approach with minimum standards, a report has proposed.
The changes likely to be required in public sector pension schemes following the McCloud judgement could have significant financial consequences for public sector outsourcing contractors, Aon says.
LGPS Central has launched an active, multi-manager emerging markets equity fund.
The City and County of Swansea Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) will swap around a quarter of its assets to a low-carbon fund by the end of the month, it has announced.