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London eye

UK roundup: Pearson insures £1.2bn of liabilities in 'umbrella' deal

Tue, 17 Oct 2017By

Also: One in five FTSE 100 schemes will struggle in a recession; LPP appoints Albourne as ‘devil’s advocate’

Are consultants the referees or the players?

Joseph Mariathasan: Are consultants the referees or the players?

Mon, 9 Oct 2017By

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority needs to know what game is being played before assessing the rules

PFZW takes stake in green bonds

UK investment consultants back trustee ESG push

Mon, 25 Sep 2017By

Consultants pledge to put regulator’s ESG guidance on trustees’ agenda

John Wotton, Competition and Markets Authority

Competition watchdog names committee for consultant inquiry [updated]

Wed, 20 Sep 2017Updated: Thu, 21 Sep 2017By

CMA inquiry publishes 40-page document detailing the scope of its work


Mercer parent company pension fund strikes £3.4bn longevity swap

Fri, 15 Sep 2017By

Deal is second largest for a UK pension fund using captive insurer

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The small Dutch adviser influencing the UK’s biggest schemes

Thu, 14 Sep 2017By

Rotterdam-based Ortec Finance lifts the lid on performance attribution for multi-billion-pound schemes

Christopher Woolard FCA

UK regulator confirms competition inquiry for investment consultants

Thu, 14 Sep 2017By

The Competition and Markets Authority will investigate concerns about conflicts of interest in the fiduciary space

FCA office

Pension funds back FCA's push for consultancy competition review

Wed, 26 Jul 2017By

‘More than half’ of UK schemes will reassess relationship with advisers, according to SEI poll

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London skyline

NEST seeks asset manager for move into high-yield debt

Tue, 15 Nov 2016By

UK master looks for active manager as part of expansion into single-asset mandates

Stock market numbers

Northern Irish LGPS hires Unigestion for low-volatility mandate

Mon, 5 Sep 2016By IPE Staff

NILGOSC appoints Swiss asset manager as part of further diversification

Queen's House

Greenwich hires managers for new multi-asset, EM equity strategies

Mon, 22 Aug 2016By

Local authority fund completes implementation of new strategic asset allocation with final two hires


Strathclyde tenders £250m EM debt mandate as part of strategy shift

Wed, 3 Aug 2016By

UK’s largest local authority fund continues shift towards short-term enhanced-yield strategies


Seven consultancies appointed to national LGPS framework agreement

Mon, 11 Jul 2016By

Consultancies hired for multi-lot framework to advise on actuarial services, special projects

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Guest Viewpoint: Robin Ellison

October 2017 (Magazine)

“The FCA has picked the wrong fight. We need a way to rate alternative investments”

Guest viewpoint: Stefan Lundbergh & Kerrin Rosenberg, Cardano

July / August 2017 (Magazine)By ,

“At present, UK trustees do not have the right governance framework in place to be effective or accountable” 

Guest Viewpoint: Avida International

June 2017 (Magazine)

“Fiduciary management has turned into a sophisticated exercise of managing increasingly complex investment value chains” 

Guest viewpoint: Francesco Briganti, EBWI Employee Benefits and Welfare Institute

May 2017 (Magazine)

It is widely known that EIOPA is studying the possibility of a new EU legal framework for a pan-European occupational defined contribution pension regime

Guest Viewpoint: Philip Shier - Society of Actuaries in Ireland

April 2017 (Magazine)

One of the objectives of the European Commission in the revision of the IORP Directive was to enhance the information provided to prospective members, members and beneficiaries of IORPs

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