Data analysis: Almost half (49 per cent) of defined contribution schemes now employ a multi-asset or diversified growth fund in the default phase, reflecting a desire to manage investment volatility for scheme members.
Strathclyde Pension Fund has approved £50m to be invested in the Pensions Infrastructure Platform and revealed the initiative is considering investments in solar energy.
Kent Pension Fund has decided to increase its exposure to property by almost 20 per cent to take advantage of attractive yields.
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.
Trustees are being warned to prepare robust exit contracts to prevent members claiming future benefits if a pension transfer is deemed a scam.
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.
Norfolk Pension Fund underwent third-party benchmarking of its investment management fees earlier this year to ensure value, but has warned against a focus purely on cost over quality.
A round-up of pensions and investment stories published across the FT Group – from Japanese funds urged to move into stocks, to the misery of youth.
Nottinghamshire Pension Fund has advocated a steady-state investment strategy to improve efficiencies and reduce costs in the local government sector.