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UK retailers: tough times

September 2018 (magazine)By

High rents, online competition and lower consumer spending are all squeezing retailers, with implications for pensions

Consolidation: A way out for failing smaller schemes?

September 2018 (magazine)By Stephanie Hawthorne

Consolidation could provide economies of scale, wider investment opportunities and better governance for pension schemes

alan rubenstein

Interview: Alan Rubenstein

September 2018 (magazine)By Stephanie Hawthorne

The Pension SuperFund CEO explains how the fund will work

A collective approach

September 2018 (magazine)By David Pitt-Watson, Hari Mann

A look at the benefits and pitfalls of collective pensions

Scotland’s LGPS: Don’t just dive in

September 2018 (magazine)By

Scottish local government pension funds looking to asset pool should carefully consider their options with a focus on their objectives

Gresham House: Network effects

September 2018 (magazine)By

Gresham House CEO Tony Dalwood is fundraising for a UK housing and infrastructure fund, and has the LGPS in his sights

Breaking all derisking records

September 2018 (magazine)By Elizabeth Pfeuti

Lower mortality assumptions and improved pension scheme solvency have created ideal conditions for derisking

UK pensions: Looking ahead to pensions white paper

March 2018 (magazine)By Stephanie Hawthorne

Industry commentators do not expect radical changes to retirement legislation

Trustees: The right balance

March 2018 (magazine)By

The collapse of Carillion highlights just how difficult it is for pension fund trustees to influence the sponsoring company

Collective DC: Let's not go Dutch

March 2018 (magazine)By

The experience of collective defined schemes in the Netherlands illustrates shortcomings

Collective DC: Lukewarm response to CDC consultation

March 2018 (magazine)By

Only 36 entities made a submission to the select committee, and some influential UK names are absent

DB transfers: Freedom under fire

March 2018 (magazine)By Gill Wadsworth

Three years after its introduction, the liberation of pensions savings has been marred by accounts of poor advice and scams

All UK

Sony Kapoor, Olivier Rousseau, Eugene O'Callaghan, Faith Ward, Peter Loow

IPE Conference: Quantitative v qualitative in impact investing

Mon, 10 Dec 2018By

Asset owners from Ireland, Sweden, France and the UK argue that numbers aren’t the only way of measuring impacts

Newspapers

Regulator responds to call for 'swift action' over UK media group sale

Fri, 7 Dec 2018By

Regulator says it cannot stop a ‘pre-pack’ administration deal taking place

Stock price on monitor

Local authority scheme adopts £700m equity protection strategy

Fri, 7 Dec 2018By

Tower Hamlets appoints Schroders as it seeks to lock in gains for half its total portfolio 

Department for Work and Pensions

UK government launches consultation on pension consolidators

Fri, 7 Dec 2018By Elizabeth Pfeuti

Long-awaited document outlines proposed rulebook for commercial consolidators

Niklas Ekvall

​IPE Conference: AP4 chief in no rush to add illiquids

Thu, 6 Dec 2018By

NEST CIO Mark Fawcett is on the hunt for DC-ready private credit managers

Ireland

Asset management roundup: Impax joins the move to Dublin

Thu, 6 Dec 2018By Elizabeth Pfeuti,

Also: Kempen to close Edinburgh office, relocate small cap funds

Robert Jenrick

MP urges pension investment in UK social and public projects

Thu, 6 Dec 2018By Elizabeth Pfeuti

Robert Jenrick calls for pension managers to embrace ‘patient capital’ to benefit from and boost UK growth

London skyline

UK roundup: FTSE 350 companies ‘could de-risk at low or no cost’

Tue, 4 Dec 2018By

Also: Rentokil Initial seals £1.5bn buy-in with PIC; Listed companies’ combined shortfall improved in November

All UK News

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