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Industry reaction to £85bn active-passive LGPS shake-up

The Department for Communities and Local Government has proposed that £85bn held by the 89 local authority pension funds should be moved into a single passive investment vehicle, triggering immediate reaction from consultants and schemes.

The government response to its call for evidence on how local government schemes could create cost savings and realise economies of scale has focused on creating passive common investment vehicles for equities and another for alternative assets.

This has picked up on a wider trend in local government pension schemes, with Shropshire County Pension Fund in September becoming the latest to up passive management to reduce its fees.

Early reaction came in from industry members including the Centre for Policy Studies' Michael Johnson and London Pensions Fund Authority chief executive Susan Martin, with some hailing it as a "defining moment" for the LGPS.

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Pension and Investment Provider Awards 2014: the shortlists

PIPA 2014 shortlists

Pensions Expert can reveal the companies shortlisted for the 15th annual Pension and Investment Provider Awards. The winners will be announced on May 21 at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel.