Leonardo scheme ups hedge after Care switch


The Leonardo Electronics Pension Scheme has adapted its liability hedging strategy to reflect the career salary benefit changes implemented last year to reduce risk and costs.

Pru amends DC default, as experts warn against 'wait and see' approach


The Prudential staff scheme is due to amend its DC default fund this year in light of the introduction of freedom and choice, amid concerns that some schemes are choosing to wait for retiree data to help them design their default.

TPR guidance: Welcome set of principles or waste of time?

While some have welcomed the Pensions Regulator’s recently published and extensive collection of investment guidance for those running defined benefit pension schemes, there are some concerns over the effectiveness of the information for time-stretched or less diligent trustees.

IA consults on cost disclosure code amid data overload concerns

The Investment Association is calling for views on a proposed industry code on disclosure of charges and transaction costs, as some have stressed the importance of making such data easy to interpret.

Cornwall agrees new private credit allocation

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The Cornwall Pension Fund is set to make an allocation to private credit, an asset class increasingly popular among schemes as tightened bank regulation has opened up a new range of investment options.

Leicester Uni scheme cuts risk with higher hedge

Following closure to future benefit accrual, trustees at the University of Leicester Pension and Assurance Scheme have decided to double its hedge, as experts emphasise the importance of keeping an eye on triggers and cash flow.

Monitoring key as risk creeps into managers’ direct lending strategies

Increasingly complex models of unitranche loan agreements are being brought to market by managers offering direct lending products, a research paper has found, demanding careful governance from pension scheme investors.

FCA throws cold water on IA input ambitions

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PLSA Investment Conference 2017: The Financial Conduct Authority’s director of strategy and competition Christopher Woolard has said he does not want to be bound by industry initiatives in making new rules for asset managers.

Keep it simple when exploring new strategies

PLSA Investment Conference 2017: While smart beta has been labelled a cost-effective option for schemes looking for higher returns than a market cap index, trustees turning to these types of strategy have been advised to keep things simple while focusing on governance and costs.

BAE Systems' Airbus section ready for take-off

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British defence giant BAE Systems has created a new scheme section for Airbus employees, to increase transparency while giving direct responsibility to the companies involved.

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