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Lothian and Falkirk funds explore merger

News on the go

On the go: The circa £8.6bn Lothian Pension Fund and the circa £3.2bn Falkirk Council Pension Fund are exploring the possibility of a merger.

PPF hires adviser firm to review its directors and committees

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On the go: The £38bn Pension Protection Fund has appointed adviser company Lintstock to conduct a review of its committees and individual directors.

Lambeth eyes affordable housing, BCPP picks ESG data provider

ESG spotlight

ESG spotlight: A roundup of the latest news on environmental, social and governance initiatives, including the London Borough of Lambeth Pension Fund planning investment in affordable housing, and the Border to Coast Pensions Partnership appointing an ESG data provider.

Trans-European Port Services scheme agrees £4.4mn buy-in

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On the go: The Trans-European Port Services Limited 1974 Pension Scheme has completed a £4.4mn full-scheme buy-in with Legal & General Assurance Society.

PIC invests in social housing, Brunel targets biodiversity

ESG spotlight

ESG spotlight: A roundup of the latest news on environmental, social and governance initiatives, including the Pension Insurance Corporation investing in a social housing provider, and the Brunel Pension Partnership highlighting biodiversity as a priority following a review of its responsible investment strategy.

Nest hires efficient portfolio manager

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On the go: Master trust Nest has appointed a manager to help make its portfolio management more efficient through the use of derivative contracts.

Nest brings private equity investment to UK savers

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On the go: Master trust Nest has opened the door to private equity investment for millions of UK pension savers. Nest, which manages £24bn in assets and whose customer base represents a third of the UK workforce, has launched a private equity fund in tandem with Schroders Capital.

Nationwide completes £172mn buy-in with Canada Life

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On the go: The circa £7bn Nationwide Pension Fund has completed a £172mn bulk annuity transaction with Canada Life for its circa £338.2mn Cheshire and Derbyshire Section.

PPF seeks admin and actuarial services company

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On the go: The Pension Protection Fund has launched a tender to appoint a new company to join its specialist administration and actuarial services panel, which provides assistance to the lifeboat fund and schemes when they enter the PPF assessment period.

LGPS funds invest in clean tech fund, PPF bets on forestry

ESG spotlight

ESG spotlight: A roundup of the latest news on environmental, social and governance initiatives, including investment from Merseyside and South Yorkshire schemes in the Clean Growth Fund, the Pension Protection Fund raising its stakes in forestry and the Church of England Pensions Board leading a mining initiative.