MPs demand Sunak addresses mineworkers’ scheme issues

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On the go: The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee has called on the government to bring its approach to the Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme into line with its “levelling up” agenda, branding the current arrangement “antithetical” to that policy.

LGPS pool launches renewable infrastructure, private debt funds

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On the go: London CIV, which oversees £12.6bn on behalf of 32 London Local Government Pension Schemes, has launched a renewable infrastructure fund and a private debt strategy.

European asset owners fire warning shots across fund managers’ bows

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On the go: Institutional investors in Europe are set to ditch fund managers they deem are both charging too much and providing unsatisfactory levels of reporting and transparency.

Illiquids not necessarily the answer for DC


Podcast: Brian Henderson, partner and director of consulting at Mercer, and Shola Salako, professional trustee at Dalriada, discuss alternatives to illiquids in defined contribution pension portfolios, putting the S in ESG, and fixing the problems with chair’s statements.

TPR, PPF propose tiered approach in asset information reform


The Pensions Regulator and the Pension Protection Fund have issued a joint consultation into proposals to change the asset class information TPR collects via the scheme return.

LGPS pool launches private debt offering

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On the go: The Brunel Pension Partnership, composed of 10 Local Government Pension Schemes and with roughly £30bn in assets under management, has launched the second cycle of its private debt portfolio with its private markets manager, Aksia.

London Pensions Fund Authority commits £50m to London Fund*

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On the go: The £6.7bn London Pensions Fund Authority has committed a further £50m to The London Fund, which aims to stimulate development and enterprise in the capital.

New covenant support deal for Clarks as trustees approve CVA


The shoe retailer has entered into a company voluntary arrangement as part of a package aimed at maintaining its obligations to the C&J Clark Pension Fund.

Engagement drives progress to ‘net-zero’

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On the go: Engagement has been key to embedding sustainability across investment strategies, and driving progress towards a “net-zero by 2050 target”, according to a new report from Kempen Capital Management.

DC consolidation puts the brakes on illiquid investments


Host of barriers facing defined contribution schemes looking to invest in illiquid assets, despite encouragement from the government.