Kent Pension Fund has decided to increase its exposure to property by almost 20 per cent to take advantage of attractive yields.
News analysis: Local government pension schemes are being called upon to increase governance and change investment structures to save taxpayers £1bn a year.
The Royal County of Berkshire Pension Fund is reevaluating the structure of its absolute return portfolio following the failure to achieve its benchmark target.
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.
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.
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority is close to recouping the £1m it spent merging two schemes into the Combined Nuclear Pension Plan in a bid to save on administration and advisory costs.
Ineos has put its pension funds under consultation until mid-December to dampen the impact on its balance sheet, as part of an agreement to keep the Grangemouth plant running.
Greater Manchester Pension Fund plans to outsource the management of its property portfolio in order to hit its 10 per cent asset allocation target, in a review of its external management arrangements.
Nottinghamshire Pension Fund has advocated a steady-state investment strategy to improve efficiencies and reduce costs in the local government sector.
Avon Pension Fund has implemented a new software system to gather member information from employers in order to reduce the risk of errors, as it moves to fully electronic reporting.