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Pension funds advised to keep close eye on inflation

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Recent spikes in inflation have led consultants to advise schemes against buying overpriced hedges and urging them to stay underhedged over the next three years, while looking elsewhere for inflation-linked returns.

ESG and financial returns: Schemes can have their cake and eat it too

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Data crunch: Schemes are increasing their investments in sustainable thematic strategies, which allows trustees to keep their fiduciary duty of targeting returns while ‘doing good’.

Brunel Pension Partnership launches multi-asset credit fund

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On the go: The £30bn Brunel Pension Partnership has launched a multi-asset credit fund, split across three separate mandates.

Is China the elephant in the ESG room?

Bloomberg

With demand for an environmental, social and governance focus in equity portfolios surging, institutional investors question whether China can deliver in the battle against climate change, with specialists pointing out the “huge potential” of engagement in these areas.

Four out of five investors to increase fixed income exposure

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On the go: Eighty per cent of institutional investors intend to increase their fixed income exposure over the next three years, with one in six expecting this increase to be “significant”, according to a study by Aviva Investors.

St James’s Place shakes up fund manager arrangements

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On the go: St James’s Place Wealth Management, with £135.5bn in assets under management, has appointed new managers and terminated a manager for its newly rebranded UK fund. The manager uses a number of different advisers including Redington.

Tapping DC for Long-Term Assets Fund requires ‘rigorous’ scrutiny

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Podcast: PensionBee chief executive Romi Savova and Jonathan Parker, head of DC and financial wellbeing at Redington, discuss the government’s proposed Long-Term Assets Fund, rumours of a tax raid, and the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association’s new Responsible Investment Quality Mark.

Commonwealth Bank of Australia scheme secures full buy-in

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On the go: The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (UK) Staff Benefits Scheme has agreed a circa £420m full buy-in with Legal & General Assurance Society. 

Over-50s fear retirement poverty

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On the go: Adults aged over 50 in the UK are worried about their financial future, with almost a third admitting to concerns that they will not have enough money to live off in later life, according to research by SunLife. 

Covid-19 spurs wave of interest in sustainable investing

Bloomberg

Almost two-thirds of European asset and investment managers believe that the pandemic has made sustainable investing more important, according to Schroders’ Institutional Investor Study 2021.