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'Sharp decline' in UK scheme retendering for investment consultants

Mon, 21 May 2018By

Share of schemes retendering down 16 percentage points over past 10 years, according to IC Select

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Marks & Spencer seals £1.4bn buy-in deals with Aviva, Phoenix Life

Thu, 17 May 2018By

Simultaneous buy-ins include Aviva’s biggest de-risking transaction and Phoenix’s first external deal

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Time to reconsider commodities allocations, consultant argues

Tue, 1 May 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

‘Investors with passive commodity exposure may be more inclined to consider an active approach’

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Dutch transport fund to tender €25bn fiduciary management contract

Thu, 26 Apr 2018By

Vervoer exploring new models for fiduciary management, but says it has no issues with current provider Robeco

ExxonMobil under pressure from Church Commissioners

Dutch pension funds lay out aims for three-year ALM studies

Tue, 24 Apr 2018By Sameer van Alfen

Consultants asked to assess risk attitudes, climate change, inflation and ‘premium funding’

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PLSA warns CMA against adding to ‘crowded trustee guidance space’

Thu, 12 Apr 2018By

Competition watchdog also considering measures to inform trustees about switching costs

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Consultants steering trustees towards own fiduciary services, says CMA

Tue, 3 Apr 2018By

Competition watchdog admits that it is ‘not straightforward to say how the practices might impact competition’ 

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Analysis: UK regulator decides against relaxing DB transfer rules

Wed, 28 Mar 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

Financial advisers told to “start from the assumption” that exiting a defined benefit pension fund is unsuitable

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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

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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

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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: Fiona Stewart & Georg Inderst

June 2018 (magazine)By Fiona Stewart, Georg Inderst

“A growing body of research shows ESG factors are a material credit risk for fixed-income investors”

Guest Viewpoint: Christopher Ailman & Mark Walker

May 2018 (magazine)

Words matter, but sometimes they can get in the way. Impact investing, mission-based investing, responsible investment, double and triple-bottom-line investing, ESG factors, and even sustainable investment. All of these terms can have both positive and negative connotations for investors. 

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Guest viewpoint: Luke Hildyard

March 2018 (magazine)By

“The potential impact of climate change on investments should be considered at least on an annual basis”

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Guest Viewpoint: Keith Ambachtsheer

February 2018 (magazine)By

“CFA curriculum material should become more future-oriented and address awkward topics”

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Guest Viewpoint: Will Goodhart, CFA UK

January 2018 (magazine)

“The responsibility for making our profession more representative of the society we serve ultimately sits with all of us”

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