TRW drives up high-yield credit allocation

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Trustees for the pension plan of automotive company TRW have added to the scheme's high-yield credit allocation, but opinions on the outlook for this asset class are divided.

Government pushes for patient capital in Autumn Budget

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Chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond stated the government’s desire to see pension funds invest in patient capital as part of yesterday’s Autumn Budget.

Economic gloom overshadows quiet Budget for pensions

Autumn Budget 2017: The pensions industry has had its wish granted with a Budget light on savings policy, but a worsening economic horizon may still mean heads are being scratched on pension scheme investment boards.

Islington weighs up equity protection strategies

The £1.3bn London Borough of Islington Pension Fund is assessing three equity protection strategies as part of its ongoing investment strategy update.

Companies must do more to disclose employment practices, report says

Only 10 per cent of FTSE 100 firms are providing meaningful commentary on the stability of their workforce, according to research highlighting pension schemes’ need for information about the employment models of the companies they invest in. 

Govt and industry aim to push impact investing onto scheme agendas

Tracey Crouch MP and Stephen Barclay MP with members of the advisory group

Trustees and employers should receive training on social impact investing and engage with scheme members to better align non-financial values, a report to government has recommended, but experts stress time constraints and practical hurdles.

Reuters adds MAC fund as trend expected to continue

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The Reuters Pension Fund has invested in a second multi-asset credit fund and dropped a loans fund, as the lure of high risk-adjusted returns continues to draw investors to MAC products.

Companies increase use of carbon pricing

Research by environmental data provider CDP indicates an eight-fold rise in the number of companies around the world putting a price on their carbon emissions.

Greater Manchester impact investment to build 2,000 homes

The £21.3bn Greater Manchester Pension Fund is in the latter stages of concluding a series of impact investment deals, worth about £100m, which will build roughly 2,000 local homes. 

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