Trustees of defined contribution (DC) schemes redirecting contributions made during Covid-19 to alternative funds should check they’re not unintentionally breaching pension legislation, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) warns.
Northern LGPS has opened a procurement framework for property investment managers, mirroring existing collaboration agreements with local authority funds.
Pensions have overtaken household property wealth to become the largest component of household wealth, according to analysis from the Resolution Foundation.
Prudential has implemented withdrawal restrictions on its Workplace Pensions Prudential UK Property fund as scrutiny on open-ended funds' liquidity issues continue.
The way schemes invest in property is changing. Charlotte Moore looks at how partnerships and impact investing are shaping approaches
Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) has boosted its investment in student accommodation in a £125m further allocation to the University of Exeter.
The £30bn Brunel Pension Partnership has announced it will commit £340m to long-lease property funds for three of its 10 local authority partner funds.
Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) has entered into a £330m joint venture with Places for People to acquire a range of private rented residential assets.
Nikesh Patel discusses the perils of over diversification in scheme portfolios
Anna Rule has been appointed head of property by RPMI Railpen as part of the expansion of its internal asset management team.
Advisers and providers alike have attacked Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane's suggestion that property is a better retirement investment than pensions.
Marc Haynes asks what we have learned from the recent crisis affecting property funds.
The Local Pensions Partnership (LPP) has created a £1.2bn property investment pool to increase exposure to UK commercial and residential property.
Helen Morrissey looks at how pension schemes are dealing with current turmoil in the property market.
Several property funds suspended trading last week in the wake of large outflows. Helen Morrissey asks whether pension funds are taking a long-term view.
Follows moves by M&G, SLI, Aviva Investors and Henderson
Pension schemes' immediate reaction to the impact of Brexit uncertainty on property investment is said to be far more muted than retail investors, after four major funds halted trading.
Strong economic and demographic fundamentals in the UK regions are creating private rented sector opportunities comparable with those in the capital, writes Philip Nell, fund director of the VISTA UK Residential Real Estate Fund
Households headed by someone aged between 65 and 74 now hold more wealth on average than those aged 16 to 44, according to research by the Resolution Foundation.
Lancashire County Pension Fund has made a £25m investment into a healthcare property fund as part of its long-term plans to raise exposure to real assets.
Dairy Crest has bought back properties owned by its defined benefit (DB) pension scheme ahead of the sale of the group's dairies business in December.
Alternative investments can be a good fit for DC but the 0.75% charge cap makes it difficult for schemes to diversify into them. Stephanie Baxter looks at what trustees can do.
Recent IPD figures show healthy returns can be had from the residential property sector. Helen Morrissey looks at the opportunities and challenges this sector holds for pension schemes.