Investment Intelligence

Pensions Week has carried out a series of interviews with trustees and pension scheme managers to gauge their thoughts on how confident they are of meeting liabilities and how their relationships with fund managers are being impacted by low returns. The feedback is below.

Investment intelligence: the trustee confidence index – relationships with fund managers

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Are fund managers aiming for the same goal as the pension schemes that hire them, and do they inspire confidence in the trustees, David Rowley asks PW’s panel of experts from across the UK.

Investment intelligence: How confident are you about fulfilling your fund’s obligations?


This is a pretty forward question to ask those whose fiduciary duties oblige them to meet the terms of section 67 of the Pensions Act 1995.

Video: why don't DC default funds have allocations to emerging markets?

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Jesal Mistry, DC investment specialist at Aon Hewitt talks to David Rowley, editor of Pensions Week.

Emerging market debt survey: fund managers

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The second annual emerging market debt survey features the views of 15 fund managers.

LGPS ditches active management

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A local government pension scheme (LGPS) is selling active equity positions and buying passive, following the failure of active management to perform to benchmarks.

All power to the investment committees at top funds

The UK pension funds most admired by the industry are increasingly giving their investment committees full authority to make decisions.

Schemes pile into mortgage-backed income assets

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Schemes’ exposure to mortgage debt has increased dramatically this year as they move to replace banks as lenders for commercial property purchases.

Risk-based benchmarks introduced for DC

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Multi-asset funds have given defined contribution savers better risk-adjusted returns than passive equity trackers over the past three years.

DCisions publishes first multi-asset benchmark returns

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Equity-heavy multi-asset allocations have outperformed cautious ones over the past three years despite difficult markets, research shows.

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