With UK pension schemes holding significant allocations to alternatives, Dan Melley looks at how they have weathered the latest crisis.
Trustees and sponsors of UK defined benefit (DB) schemes should consider diversifying their growth portfolios to protect against the possibility of a market crash, according to Cambridge Associates.
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.
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
Some 42% of defined contribution (DC) trustees believe that their investment strategies are 'less sophisticated' than those used by defined benefit (DB) schemes, according to a Hymans Robertson survey.
Almost all listed asset managers have now signed up to the transparency code that launched 12 months ago to help local government funds get better cost data, writes Stephanie Baxter
Over the last 50 years, there has been a steady downward trend in property asset allocation. Charlotte Moore explores how scheme attitudes are changing
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.
The Local Pensions Partnership (LPP) has set up a private equity structure, bringing together the investments of the London Pensions Fund Authority and Lancashire County Pension Fund.
Willis Towers Watson has introduced a secure income fund that provides a cash flow generating alternative to traditional credit and gilts.
Returns from privately held global infrastructure equity over the next 10 to 15 years will exceed average returns from a traditional 60/40 portfolio of stocks and bonds, J.P. Morgan Asset Management forecasts.
Recent research from Cerulli Associates shows improving the quality of DC default funds is a major priority for the industry across Europe. Helen Morrissey looks at how this might be done.
Infrastructure is set to be the most popular alternative investment among pension funds over the next three years, according to research.
The cost and size of pension deficits are increasing which has consequences for trustees, company directors and shareholders. Michael Klimes asks if investors are starting to worry.
Partners Group has launched the first private market fund for UK defined contribution schemes.
PP asks if the alternative asset class actually delivers diversified returns during these market jitters.
Returns from private equity investments turned negative in the third quarter last year, marking an abrupt end to a 12-quarter streak of positive returns, according to State Street.
Low & Bonar has completed a medically underwritten buy-in of £34m of liabilities within its defined benefit (DB) pension scheme.
Pension fund boards and executive committees across Europe have shown the strongest female representation in the capital markets sector, according to a report by New Financial.
Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) has sold 40% of its shareholding in Moto Group to funds advised by CVC Capital Partners (CVC) after acquiring the company just two months ago.
Fairline Boats has been accused of missing three months of pension contributions for its 468-strong workforce.
A new set of guidelines has been issued to force private equity firms to improve reporting and fee transparency following concerns from investors in recent months.
LGPS funds will be reclassified as retail investors, which could lead to a major asset sell-off, increase costs, and restrict what they can invest in, finds Stephanie Baxter
Public equity markets are becoming much riskier than private equity with flash crashes and higher volatility, according to Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) investment manager Neil Cooper.