Are derisking strategies at odds with ESG investing?

As endgame targets and net zero deadlines have a part to play in pension funds’ journeys, defined benefit schemes must strike a balance to meet these separate goals.

The strategic gap in investment performance

FidesIQ director Magnus Spence explains how and why pensions schemes are failing to measure their investment performance properly, and the damage this causes to their governance.

TPR’s chair to lead investment benchmark tool for schemes

Asset management consultancy MJ Hudson has announced the creation of an investment decision-making tool for pension schemes, which will be headed by the Pensions Regulator chair Sarah Smart.

Pandemic volatility spurs renewed focus on transition management

Still haunted by the memory of early 2020’s market carnage, how can investors control the risks associated with transitioning assets from a legacy allocation to a new strategy?

Pandemic volatility spurs renewed focus on transition management

Consultants seek to push up industry sustainability standards

A new working group formed by 12 UK investment consultants is aiming to encourage standardisation of practices and meaningful action on sustainability among asset owners.

The purpose of pensions

Our digital monthly magazine is now live, including cutting analysis of the difficulties mixing investment with ethics, exclusive case studies, and insight into the findings revealed by cost transparency.

Border to Coast set to focus on fixed income in 2020

The Border to Coast investment pool is looking to widen the range of fixed income products it offers to local authority pension scheme clients in 2020, according to its chief executive.

Return to equities not a sign of volatility ending, consultants say

UK pension fund allocations to equities ticked upwards in the first quarter of 2019, according to data collected by Pensions Expert’s sister title MandateWire, as managers sought to capitalise on falling prices in late 2018.

South Yorkshire Pension Authority invests £80m in local region

South Yorkshire Pension Authority has announced plans to ramp up its local investing efforts, committing £80m to lending aimed at supporting property development in Sheffield and extending an existing allocation to another Yorkshire-based property fund.

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