The £9bn Merseyside Pension Fund (MPF) has pledged £30m of scheme assets to a private direct lending fund designed to support small businesses and the UK economy.
Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) funds must set investment objectives after the competition watchdog expanded those caught by its market investigation, but more clarity is needed, Hymans Robertson has said.
Northern LGPS has appointed Councillor Gerald Cooney as chairman, replacing Paul Doughty who has held the role on an interim basis since January.
There will be "ups and downs" for employers in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) as it carries out its 2019 valuation against the backdrop of the cost cap suspension and the McCloud judgment.
Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) administering authorities which fail to pay their levy to the Scheme Advisory Board (SAB) will see their names published online, they have been warned.
Climate activists from Extinction Rebellion have interrupted the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association's (PLSA) local authority conference as a minister rejected calls for intervention.
The government needs to urgently provide clarity, substance and timing on key changes to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has said.
Unison and ShareAction have analysed the new investment strategy statements across the £280bn scheme. Colin Meech says some funds have done nothing to produce ESG policies.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association's (PLSA) policy board has agreed a four-year plan focusing on consolidation, adequate contributions, effective management and well-run schemes.
Susan Martin says building strong foundations for business are the only way forward as the pensions industry is radically shaken up
The £16bn local pension fund has launched a sustainable equity framework, which is available to all schemes in the LGPS Central pool.
The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) must raise the profile and awareness of its "vital" administration function, Aon has said as it launches guidance.
Stephanie Baxter says some local councils' attempts to find new ways to make savings are welcome but must have strong safeguards
The Merseyside and Tyne & Wear pension funds have joined as limited partners in the final investment round of Hearthstone Investment Management's ten-year closed-ended private equity fund.
The Northern local government pension scheme (LGPS) pool has pledged to completely decarbonise its investments by 2050 in line with the 2015 Paris agreement.
LGPS Central has selected three external managers for its emerging markets equity multi-manager fund.
Merseyside Pension Fund has allocated an initial £400m of assets to a smart sustainability fund managed by State Street Global Advisors (SSGA).
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The local government pension scheme (LGPS) frameworks have launched their latest procurement framework for legal services.
Government rules over ethical investment in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) will hit the Supreme Court as campaigners contest state interference.
Local government workers who are outsourced to independent contractors will soon be allowed to remain in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
Brunel Pension Partnership has launched its authorised contractual scheme (ACS) and first sub-fund managing around £1.6bn of UK equities.
The London Borough of Tower Hamlets Pension Fund has purchased protection for around £700m of equities in the run-up to its March 2019 triennial valuation.