Kent Pension Fund has decided to increase its exposure to property by almost 20 per cent to take advantage of attractive yields.
Comment: In this joint column, pensions minister Steve Webb and the PPF's Alan Rubenstein put their weight behind a scheme design that divides savers' money between buying retirement income and collective investment.
News analysis: Local government pension schemes are being called upon to increase governance and change investment structures to save taxpayers £1bn a year.
The Scottish Public Pensions Agency has initiated a project to benchmark its member data against quality criteria set out by the Pensions Regulator, to find more cost-effective ways of improving data accuracy.
The Royal County of Berkshire Pension Fund is reevaluating the structure of its absolute return portfolio following the failure to achieve its benchmark target.
News analysis: Industry experts are coming up with inventive ways to help schemes allocate more of their assets towards sustainable and responsible investments, but pension funds are lagging behind.
News analysis: More schemes are starting to take an integrated approach to investment, covenant and funding in their risk management planning, but there is still a disconnect between schemes’ investment strategy and the valuation process, according to new research.
Trustees are being warned to prepare robust exit contracts to prevent members claiming future benefits if a pension transfer is deemed a scam.
News analysis: More than half of small and medium-sized charities yet to auto-enrol have schemes with annual management charges greater than 0.5 per cent and face enrolling into “poor value” schemes, according to a report.
Hammersmith and Fulham along with Cardiff are among eight public sector schemes already benefiting from asset managers restructuring fees in response to the consolidation and costs debate.
Kenwake Pension Scheme has launched online face-to-face video support to make communication with its members more accessible and convenient.