Pensions bill to cover greater powers for regulator and frameworks for CDC provision and pension dashboards
Coverage ratio down by 4% in third quarter, consultancy reports
Liquidity requirements could increase for some pension funds, according to Credit Suisse economists
MP Pension score shoots up as WWF CEO says funds ‘have heard the planet’s distress call’
New bond issues like regular IPOs, provide an opportunity for scrutiny
Intention set out in letter to parliament about roadmap for further elaboration of the pension agreement
The initial investment comes from two of the nine local authority pension funds in the asset pooling vehicle
PFA chief operating officer to quit at the end of the month before taking up the reins at PKA next year
Plus: Nobel Foundation runs listed equities portfolio through sustainability analysis, NEST produces responsible investment video for members
Trustees need to work with their advisers to scrutinise asset managers’ offering, says PLSA
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After the ECB’s announcement of more QE, we asked two pension funds how they plan to manage the prospect of lower yields
Gregor Asshoff (pictured), board member of ZVK, the pension fund for Germany’s construction workers, talks to Carlo Svaluto Moreolo about upcoming asset allocation shifts
If anyone in Europe was left in any doubt on 11 September about the dovishness of the European Central Bank (ECB) under Mario Draghi’s leadership, by close of business on the next day their doubts were surely dispelled. On that day the outgoing president of the ECB unleashed a bout of monetary easing, in an attempt to boost euro-zone inflation from 1% to its target of “below, but close to, 2% over the medium term”.
Father Christmas delivered a sack of coal to equity markets last Christmas Eve, with the S&P 500 index losing 1.8%, following a three-day slide. Forecasters had previously been expecting two or three rate hikes in December, as Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell steered that discussion. He had mistakenly assumed that the economy had not yet reached a normal, ...
This is not a commentary on the UK within or without Europe. Brexit has been a compelling distraction but it is one macroeconomic strand in a complex world. The overwhelming coverage has also moved attention away from key internal tensions within the European project.
Outside the realm of US public pension plans, where generous return assumptions and inflated discount rates are common, the medium and long-term outlook for asset classes is of serious importance to most pension funds.
Anyone who back in 2008 had accurately predicted what monetary policy would look like today would certainly have been regarded as unhinged.
Public markets are shrinking while private markets are attracting huge amounts of capital. But it is still not clear which is the better bet
An anti-corruption drive by Latin American companies is creating opportunities for responsible investors
When foundations and wealthy individuals launched their Rapid Response-Able Fund (RRAF) in spring 2020, commentators sneered at the “save the world” motivation while others said it would distract attention from the political changes that were needed.
“Principles 3.0 is intended to offer a road map to optimal partnerships in the private equity industry”
The financial services industry is one of the least trusted in the UK. The Purpose of Finance project aims to address issues of trust and reform
Every so often I come across a paper which I think is a ‘must read’ and Duncan Austin’s ‘Greenwish: the wishful thinking undermining the ambition of sustainable business’* is one.
“The Brumadinho dam tragedy causes us to question if we have created the conditions for a set of disasters”