Experts have questioned the viability of solutions proposed in response to a government consultation to ease Section 75 debt obligations, the cost of which can potentially trap employers in multi-employer schemes.
Roundtable: Five experts discuss how alternative indexing is growing among pension funds, focusing on the costs, performance and access to the strategies.
Any Other Business: The Bank of England last week came under scrutiny after details were leaked of a secret study on the financial impact of a decision to leave the European Union.
Centrica Pension Scheme is riding the wider trend towards real assets, in a bid to match liabilities, gain inflation linkage and reduce the need to buy overpriced bonds.
Data analysis: Close to half of Unilever Pension Fund’s engagement activity in 2014 centred on corporate governance as wider trends emphasise environmental issues, calling into question the terms used when reporting such activity.
The Pensions Regulator has endorsed an integrated approach to risk management in its first annual funding statement since the publication of the revised code of practice for defined benefit scheme funding.
Comment & Analysis
An innovative liability-driven investment strategy is paying dividends for the Pension Protection Fund, says CIO Barry Kenneth.
With no sign of a rise in bond yields on the horizon, PIMCO's Mike Amey explores fixed income options for DB and DC schemes.
It is no longer better together for private equity institutional investors, says Neuberger Berman's Joana Rocha Scaff, as separate accounts begin to replace funds of funds.
Video: Which trends are driving how pension funds are structuring their growth portfolios? M&G Investments' Steven Andrew, Nest's Mark Fawcett and Barnett Waddingham's Marcus Whitehead discuss the opportunities and risks (5:55).
Video: Aviva Investors' Mark Versey, plus HR Trustees' Giles Payne and Redington's Kenny Nicoll discuss how underlying investment strategies are evolving (5:47).
Video: What unknowns remain on the cusp of April 6? National Association of Pension Funds' DC policy lead Richard Wilson, and partner at consultancy LCP Andy Cheseldine discuss what is left to do and how to manage expectations (5:36).