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Royal Mail to close DB scheme in 2018

UK roundup: Royal Mail and union to discuss CDC option

Thu, 7 Dec 2017By

Plus: Xafinity to buy Punter Southall businesses; Strathclyde Pension Fund tops 100% funding ratio

Netspar to branch out into artificial intelligence, big data

Swedish firm enters Dutch market to enable 'freedom of choice'

Wed, 6 Dec 2017By Frank van Alphen

Financial advice group Söderberg to take stake in Montae and roll out IT systems

Douwe Egberts transfers legacy scheme to Stap APF

Netherlands roundup: Douwe Egberts, Ortec transfer schemes to APFs

Tue, 5 Dec 2017By , , Frank van Alphen

Plus: NN to merge DC vehicles following Delta Lloyd takeover

Port Talbot Tata Steel plant

Politicians step in amid fears of poor advice for British Steel members

Fri, 1 Dec 2017By

Experts identifying poor practices and the accused companies to give evidence

Tokyo, Japan

World’s largest pension fund ‘increasingly convinced’ of AI benefits

Thu, 30 Nov 2017By

Japan’s GPIF to study AI asset management implications, applications

Accountancy

EU and UK insurers flag concerns about liability accounting rules

Wed, 22 Nov 2017By

Freedom of Information request reveals wide-ranging concerns about how new standard was finalised

Pounds sterling

UK roundup: De La Rue makes CPI switch, FCA eyes BSPS advice

Tue, 21 Nov 2017By

Plus: Politicians oppose benefit ‘clawbacks’; TPT appoints Redington

Stock market, IPO

‘Factor indices can be dangerous’, consultancy warns

Wed, 15 Nov 2017By

Mercer cautious on index approaches but positive on active multi-factor strategies 

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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

Glasgow

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

Handshake

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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gregg mc clymont

Guest viewpoint: Greg McClymont

December 2017 (Magazine)By

Pension systems everywhere are either struggling to manage the shift from defined benefit (DB) to defined contribution (DC) or contemplating the journey

Guest Viewpoint: Sarah Keohane Williamson & Matthew Leatherman

November 2017 (Magazine)

“The selection of a benchmark is secondary to many other provisions for encouraging long-term behaviour”

robin ellison

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” 

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