Nest diversifies with global corporate bond mandate

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On the go: Master trust Nest has appointed Wells Fargo Asset Management to manage a global corporate bond mandate.

Election policies we need but probably won’t get

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FT pensions correspondent Josephine Cumbo lays out four much-needed pensions reforms, and urges politicians to use the election to promote considered policy rather than headline-grabbing.

Cyber attacks pose huge risk to portfolios

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On the go: Two of the UK’s highest-profile pension schemes have urged fiduciaries to pay more attention to the impact of cyber breaches on the performance of companies they invest in.

Trustees’ retort to minister’s ‘just switch’ ESG comments

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An industry body representing trustees says market failures are preventing it from meeting the pensions and financial inclusion minister’s call to sack managers who refuse to implement voting policies.

Johnson lambasts billion-pound costs of LGPS

The stellar investment returns of the Local Government Pension Scheme over the past decade may be overplayed, according to a leading expert from a right-wing think tank, who also controversially claimed that the scheme offers poor value for money.

ESG gauntlet laid down as member demand grows

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Asset manager Schroders says trustees do not do enough to communicate their views on sustainability to their managers, as environmental, social and governance issues rise up the institutional and consumer agenda.

Nearly one in five schemes use FM as green issues come to the fore

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On the go: Despite a regulatory investigation, assets managed by fiduciary managers have broken the £170bn barrier, up 21 per cent from £142bn in 2018.

Lack of opportunities still a barrier for schemes seeking illiquidity

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On the go: Demand for real assets is growing, but investors say difficulty finding suitable opportunities is the biggest challenge facing funds on the hunt for illiquidity premium.