Downgrades of investment grade bonds to fallen angels continue apace in 2020. Through September 30, $179.6 billion, across 43 companies and comprising over 230 bonds, has been downgraded. The asset figure already exceeds the full calendar years of 2009...
Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) chief executive Tracy Blackwell was named pensions woman of the year at the third annual Women in Pensions Awards. She speaks to Professional Pensions about winning the accolade.
In Barnett Waddingham’s new report, Ready or Not, trustees report widespread consideration for a strategy overhaul, despite also proclaiming confidence in their strategic direction.
Barnett Waddingham’s new report, Ready or Not, highlighted concerns around the relationships between trustees, sponsors and advisors.
The UK pensions sector is in dire need of a technology revolution – and there are plenty of forces at play to push and pull the industry into the 21st century.
2020 has been a year like no other. BlackRock's Sion Cole looks at how the year has changed the investment order – accelerating shifts in how economies and societies operate across a number of different dimensions.
Positioning your portfolio for the challenges and opportunities ahead
MFS outlines the UK results of from its most recent DC survey and examines the implications for the UK retirement market
When was the last time you received a bank statement in the post? Or visited a branch to pay a bill? In which year did you most recently queue up at a supermarket checkout with a cheque book and pen in hand?
Applying active decision-making is key in an uncertain environment
Everyone wants VFM—but what represents value, and for whom?
MFS equity experts analyze the current value and growth investing landscape and offer an alternate, forward-looking perspective for investors engaged in the growth-value discussion.
David Eiswert discusses the key issues for global equity investors, including the US election and vaccine developments
Pension trustees face a unique mix of challenges. Barnett Waddingham’s new report, Ready or Not, explores how effective trustees are on a strategic level.
Newton’s Curt Custard considers the investment outlook for 2021 and the implications for DC schemes
Peter Clarke discusses Barnett Waddingham’s survey on pension risks
Professional Pensions spoke to BlackRock’s Sion Cole about the impact of Covid-19 and the importance of tailoring solutions for schemes
While collateralised loan obligations (CLO) are attracting ever more attention, their complex securitisation structure has left them poorly understood. In this white paper, Eaton Vance explain the basics of CLO securitisation, how securitisation acts as an anchor to stability and what the potential advantages of CLO investing include.
The days of paper-based banking are numbered, and the way we interact with our finances is increasingly digital. The pensions industry is struggling to catch up with technology.
Even though markets remain fragile, Group CIO Dan Ivascyn explains why PIMCO has become more optimistic on the base case view for recovery and risk assets - and why we think private credit is a powerful opportunity.
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