Allocations to private equity and strategic land post gains in excess of 20% as listed equity portfolio hammered by market volatility
Minister warns government could legislate to enforce new transparency codes if managers fail to adopt the templates voluntarily
Former CEO of fixed income at M&G Prudential to join USS in October
Cost disclosure templates for UK institutional investors could emerge as soon as next week, conference delegates heard on Tuesday
The insurance company has intiated a search for a UK equity fund to be added to its ‘guided’ fund range
The Pensions Regulator says it will take a greater interest in more pension schemes as part of its latest corporate strategy
Public sector pension funds in England and Wales reported higher investment costs after a new code of transparency started to take effect
John Lewis Partnership will switch its staff to an “improved” defined contribution fund after a year of negotiations with staff
The UK’s new regulatory regime for multi-employer defined contribution schemes has approved six providers so far
UK company annual reports are starting to reflect less pessimistic estimates of the cost of October’s court ruling
Extinction Rebellion representatives press government minister to scale back LGPS’ investments in fossil fuels
The higher education staff union says a proposed new contribution schedule for the £64bn scheme is not sufficient to break the negotiating deadlock
Plus: German church fund awards currency overlay mandate to Metzler; Italian education workers’ scheme shakes up manager line-up; Hampshire hires JP Morgan
The transport company is taking legal action after it was banned from three franchises for refusing to take on funding risk related to Railpen
Chris Sier’s ClearGlass highlights four stand-out performers from 105 manager interactions – although another five have failed to provide data
Allocation made on behalf of four of Brunel Pension Partnership’s local government pension scheme clients as impact investing appetite grows
The UK’s business and energy secretary has pledged that the government ‘will do more’ amid grpwing investor pressure for action
Hymans Robertson has urged charity DB fund trustees to assess options for securing covenants or consolidating
CEO has resigned after three years in charge of the local government pooling vehicle
Choppy markets, economic uncertainity and Brexit are among the issues faced by UK sponsors and trustees
Identifying the funding horizon means balancing objectives and expectations, particularly given likely prescriptive new funding rules
The UK government has proposed collective defined contribution schemes. The model is gaining traction after an initially lukewarm response
About 30% of assets have been absorbed by the new LGPS pools
Standardisation of data provision could prove essential to driving greater competition in UK fiduciary management
NBIM, Brunel Pension Partnership and Canadian pension funds among 15 new members of advisory group
The transition to a low-carbon economy should lead to significant economic opportunity
One of the big challenges we face, both in the financial world and in everyday life, is how to overcome our biases
Sweden’s largest pension funds have been thrust into leading roles in a money-laundering scandal over the past few weeks, as Swedbank was raided by fraud investigators and forced to fire its CEO.
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Describing himself as “the most senior elected Brit in Brussels” and speaking ahead of 29 March when he and the UK’s 72 other MEPs were set to relinquish their mandate in the European Parliament, Syed Kamall is keen to speak about matters other than Europe.
One of the knottier issues in Brussels at the moment is the future of the European supervisory authorities
At 49, Brian Hayes is young man by political standards. Having started in Irish politics early with his appointment to the Irish Senate in the mid 1990s, Hayes was elected to the Dáil, the lower house, before he was 30, taking a seat for the Fine Gail party.
Lieve Wierinck’s main political passion is ensuring the EU takes full practical advantage of Europe’s excellent scientific base
While he derives some satisfaction from advances in green energy and the like, Sven Giegold is unhappy that most global investment can still be classed as environmentally unsustainable.
Are non-peforming loans an investor’s dream come true? Or do they represent immeasurable risks?
Tensions are rising in Brussels as the EU institutional mandate approaches its end ahead of the Parliamentary elections in May 2019, and the Commission has already ceased issuing new proposals in the absence of legislative time.
The race is on to complete the EU’s flagship Capital Markets Union project before the mandates of the Commission and Parliament elapse next year
Another step by Brussels to ease financing to business across the EU comes with measures to facilitate the cross-border distribution of investment funds
PensionsEurope is concerned about a Brexit ‘no deal’ and is calling for negotiators to pay heed to the €3.54trn sector’s interests
Radical upgrades to the EU’s corporate tax base norms have never been so close to fruition
Europe’s asset management industry is lobbying against any mandatory guaranteed default option in the third-pillar PEPP proposal
As the risk of a no-deal Brexit comes into focus, attention is turning to ways to mitigate the damage across financial services, including asset management and pensions
The EU’s securitisation package has finally passed through the European Parliament and Council. However, the new rules will not be applied until January 2019
The EU’s controversial mandate for a radical shake up of financial supervision has received a cool reception from the pensions sector as well as smaller EU members
International investors in the EU have for decades been suffering from woeful dispute settlement proceedings when involved in cases against public authorities
Discussions over the payment of social costs for workers from central and eastern European countries posted temporarily to wealthier EU countries are playing a major role in the attempt to update existing directives
At first sight, the benefits of the European Commission’s Pan European Personal Pension (PEPP) regulation proposal seem clear. But it did not take long for commentators to point out the considerable hurdles
The European Commission’s “further steps to drive forward the Capital Markets Union (CMU)” outline nine new priority legislative actions to solve the EU’s long-term cross-border investment challenge
Strong words on Brexit are flying in political circles. But behind the theatre, concerns about the future of London’s fund management sector are emerging