Summer is passing, but the heat is rising...

Editorial: August is drawing to a close, and here at Pensions Expert we’re gearing up to return to our normal print schedule. We’ll be back in print from September 5, and we won’t be short of things to write about.

Hounslow commits £100m to multi-asset income

The London Borough of Hounslow Pension Fund has introduced a £100m allocation to multi-asset income in an effort to diversify as it moves towards being cash flow negative.

Vodafone scheme diversifies with alternatives additions

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Vodafone has made a foray into a number of new asset classes, including alternative beta, alternative credit and private market investments, for greater diversification. 

 

CPI and RPI gap at largest for five years as schemes eye law change

The retail price index and consumer price index were the farthest apart they have been for five years in last month’s inflation figures, prompting debate that legislation could level the playing field for schemes using RPI for benefit increases.

Salvation Army derisks as charities struggle with pension deficits

The Salvation Army has recently reduced risk in its UK defined benefit multi-employer scheme, having made efforts to tackle its pension deficit, but pension obligations are proving increasingly problematic for many charities.

BBC aims to drive down fees in private markets strategy

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The BBC scheme lowered its overall investment management fees by £3m over five years, while further increasing its significant exposure to private markets, a move the scheme says allows it to match liabilities at the same time as generating capital growth.

Comment & Analysis

Summer is passing, but the heat is rising...

Editorial: August is drawing to a close, and here at Pensions Expert we’re gearing up to return to our normal print schedule. We’ll be back in print from September 5, and we won’t be short of things to write about.

Can the industry make pensioners happy?

Hugh Nolan

Hugh Nolan from the Society of Pension Professionals outlines how old people's interests could be served by the pensions industry.

How technology can help us tackle the challenges ahead

JR Lowry

JR Lowry from State Street Global Exchange looks at how technology can help schemes overcome the challenges the pensions system faces as a result of massive change.

Video

How the rate cut affects your scheme

Lynda Whitney interview on interest rate cut

Video: As the Bank of England has cut rates and launched into a new round of quantitative easing, what are the effects on pension schemes and where can they seek cover? Aon Hewitt partner Lynda Whitney gives answers.

Brexit two weeks in: The legal and investment impact

Interview with Jane Higgins and John Belgrove

Video: The UK's vote to leave the EU is having a major impact on markets and has created legal uncertainties. Partner at Allen & Overy Jane Higgins, and senior partner at Aon Hewitt John Belgrove, explain what schemes can do to position themselves well.

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