Latest articles from Alex Janiaud

Border to Coast hires consultant, Kempen sets carbon target

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ESG spotlight: A roundup of the latest news on environmental, social and governance initiatives, with the Border to Coast Pensions Partnership appointing a climate change consultant, and Kempen Capital Management setting a carbon emissions goal for its portfolios.

Schemes retaliate over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

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Some of the UK’s most prominent pension schemes are dialling down their exposure to Russian assets in response to its attack on Ukraine.

How schemes can invest in wind and solar energies


Podcast: Lombard Odier’s Michael Urban and the University of Oxford’s Matthew Ives discuss the ways in which pension schemes can invest in renewable energies.

Coronavirus triggers medium-term uncertainty over liabilities

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On the go: The coronavirus pandemic is driving uncertainty over life expectancies over the next five to 10 years, according to new research.

Merseyside Pension Fund delays Israeli investments decision

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Councillors responsible for the £10bn Merseyside Pension Fund have delayed a decision over its investments in companies active in occupied Palestinian territories.

How prepared are schemes for high inflation?


CPD: Spiralling inflation is a concern among institutional investors. Alex Janiaud asks what actions pension schemes have taken to prepare for the current boom in prices.

Asset manager consolidation and scheme maturation increase fees

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On the go: Investment management fees across some asset classes have moved upwards after years of decline, according to new research.

MP proposes to limit LGPS Israeli boycotts association in new bill


An amendment to the upcoming pensions bill tabled by Conservative MP Robert Jenrick, which is aimed at limiting the Local Government Pension Scheme funds’ association with Israeli boycotts, is not expected to be backed by parliament.

High Court confirms Irish pension exclusion from bankruptcy case

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On the go: Former property developer Michael McNamara has been allowed to shield his savings in an Irish pension scheme from creditors after the High Court confirmed its own 2020 ruling.

Half of UK’s DB liabilities to be insured within a decade

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On the go: Some £1tn of the UK’s defined benefit pension liabilities will be insured by the end of 2031, according to new research.