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LGPS pool launches renewable infrastructure, private debt funds

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On the go: London CIV, which oversees £12.6bn on behalf of 32 London Local Government Pension Schemes, has launched a renewable infrastructure fund and a private debt strategy.

LGPS pool launches private debt offering

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On the go: The Brunel Pension Partnership, composed of 10 Local Government Pension Schemes and with roughly £30bn in assets under management, has launched the second cycle of its private debt portfolio with its private markets manager, Aksia.

London Pensions Fund Authority commits £50m to London Fund*

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On the go: The £6.7bn London Pensions Fund Authority has committed a further £50m to The London Fund, which aims to stimulate development and enterprise in the capital.

LGPS Central launches £680m Multi-asset Credit Fund

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On the go: LGPS Central, which manages around £23bn of assets for eight Local Government Pension Scheme funds worth a collective £45bn, has launched a £680m Multi-asset Credit Fund.

Reuters Pension Fund incorporates ESG factors to improve returns


The £2.8bn Reuters Pension Fund is integrating environmental, social and governance factors into its portfolio in order to improve risk-adjusted returns, while achieving a funding level above 100 per cent in 2020.

Shepherd Foods completes £3m buyout with Aviva

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On the go: The Shepherd Foods (London) Limited defined benefit pension scheme has completed a £3m buyout with Aviva Group.

Church of England publishes first stewardship report

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On the go: The Church of England Pensions Board has published its first annual stewardship report, setting out its future priorities, which focus on climate change and extractive industries.

Smart Pension invests in private market illiquids

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On the go: The £1.5bn Smart Pension master trust has introduced private market illiquids into its default fund after developing a solution in partnership with Natixis Investment Managers.

Merchant Navy plans to insure all liabilities by 2025

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On the go: The £4.1bn Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund plans to insure all of its remaining liabilities by 2025, as it is set to undergo its next triennial actuarial valuation at the end of the quarter.

Lambeth scheme appoints multi-asset credit manager

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On the go: The £1.7bn London Borough of Lambeth Superannuation Fund has appointed a new multi-asset credit manager. The scheme also intends to move some of its alternative mandates to the London Collective Investment Vehicle.