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Essex commits £100mn to carbon offset impact fund

News on the go

On the go: The circa £9.3bn Essex County Council Pension Fund has made a £100mn anchor commitment to the Stafford Carbon Offset Opportunity Fund as it further expands its global timberland portfolio and accelerates its transition to net zero.

Brunel invests in impact fund, EAPF commits to venture capital

ESG spotlight

ESG spotlight: A round-up of the latest news on environmental, social and governance initiatives, including Brunel Pension Partnership investing in an impact fund and the Environment Agency Pension Fund committing to a climate venture capital fund.

Essex launches global equity sustainable transition fund

News on the go

On the go: The circa £9.3bn Essex County Council Pension Fund has partnered with UBS Asset Management and Hymans Robertson to launch the UBS Life Global Equity Sustainable Transition Fund. 

Jarvis Group scheme agrees full buy-in

News on the go

On the go: The circa £13mn Jarvis Group Limited Pension Plan has agreed a full buy-in with Legal & General, securing the benefits of more than 90 members, including 72 retirees.

UBS scheme extends longevity swap

News on the go

On the go: The UBS (UK) Pension and Life Assurance Scheme has extended its longevity swap with Zurich Assurance and Canada Life Assurance Company by £0.5bn.

James Walker scheme agrees full £43mn buy-in

News on the go

On the go: The James Walker (Leith) Limited Retirement Benefit Scheme has agreed a full £43mn buy-in with Just Group.

Imperial Tobacco agrees £1.8bn deal, charity completes full buy-in

Risk Watch

Risk watch: A roundup up of the latest derisking transactions, including the Imperial Tobacco Pension Fund’s 1.8bn deal with Standard Life, and the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen Retirement Benefit Scheme’s full buy-in with Legal & General.

ICAEW’s pension scheme completes £50m buy-in

News on the go

On the go: The £206.4m Institute of Chartered Accountants Staff Pensions Fund has completed a £50m buy-in transaction with Canada Life. 

Greater Manchester Pension Fund awards £700m mandate

News on the go

On the go: The £27.6bn Greater Manchester Pension Fund has appointed Schroders Capital to manage its diversified direct real estate portfolio, worth more than £700m.

Charity scheme to leave PPF assessment in £30m buy-in

News on the go

On the go: The John Townsend Trust Pension and Assurance Scheme has agreed a £30m full scheme buy-in with Legal & General, moving out of the assessment period at the Pension Protection Fund.