Latest articles from Roxanne Thielemans

Church of England Pensions Board secures £160mn buy-in with Aviva

News on the go

On the go: The £3.7bn Church of England Pensions Board has agreed a £160mn bulk purchase annuity buy-in with insurer Aviva Life & Pensions UK for its circa £646.1mn Church Workers Pension Fund defined benefit scheme.

Cornish pension scheme agrees £11mn buyout with L&G

News on the go

On the go: The circa £11mn Cornish Mutual Assurance Company Staff Pension Scheme has agreed a buyout with Legal & General Assurance Society.

Civil Service Pension Scheme looks for new admin

News on the go

On the go: The Cabinet Office is weighing up administrators for the Civil Service Pension Scheme.

Gallaher Pension Scheme agrees £1.7bn buy-in, IMI derisks further

Risk Watch

Risk watch: A roundup up of the latest derisking transactions, including the Gallaher Pension Scheme’s deal with Standard Life, and the IMI 2014 Deferred Fund buy-in with Pension Insurance Corporation.

Border to Coast updates responsible investment policies

News on the go

On the go: The £34.6bn Border to Coast Pensions Partnership has published its revised responsible investment policies, which strengthen its voting approach and outline how it will engage to push for positive change from the companies in its portfolio.

Access pool appoints illiquids alternatives consultant

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On the go: The Access pool, which handles £32.6bn in pension assets for 11 Local Government Pension Scheme funds worth a collective £55.6bn, has selected MJ Hudson as its implementation adviser for the pooling of illiquid assets.

Border to Coast increases investments in private markets

News on the go

On the go: The £34.6bn Border to Coast Pensions Partnership, which handles the assets of 11 Local Government Pension Scheme funds worth a collective of £55bn, has committed a further £1.2bn to private markets.

Cushon Master Trust hires bond managers

News on the go

On the go: The £1.1bn Cushon Master Trust has appointed Wellington Management and Lombard Odier Investment Managers to handle the bond element of its new investment strategy, which focuses on sustainable investments and is launching in early 2022.

Honda pension scheme appoints Mercer as fiduciary manager

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On the go: The £1.7bn Honda Group UK Pension Scheme has selected Mercer to provide fiduciary management services.

Telecoms group appoints XPS as pensions adviser

News on the go

On the go: The BT Group, which has both defined benefit and defined contribution plans including the £57.5bn BT Pension Scheme, has appointed XPS Pensions Group as pensions adviser.