Norfolk Pension Fund has rejected Local Government Pension Scheme merger proposals, saying it could harm fund services and trustee stewardship – but the London Pensions Fund Authority and unions have backed the move.
Data analysis: European schemes' interest in alternative assets has ceased its upward climb, with no improvement in uptake on last year, according to survey data.
The European Commission has stepped back from its summer deadline for publishing a new Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision, as more national pension fund associations voice scepticism over its timeframe.
A round-up of the pensions industry stories published across the FT Group – from Brazilian schemes' ambitions abroad to a UK local government 'death spiral'.
News analysis: The Pensions Regulator’s 2013 annual funding statement has set out the flexibilities open to schemes in the tough economic climate, but pension professionals have said those carrying out valuations this year could find the process challenging.
Continued deliberation over the Pensions Infrastructure Platform is slowing overall investment in the asset class as schemes await detail on how the initiative will be set up, investment experts have reported.
Local authority funds have ramped up their interest in multi-asset strategies as they try to manage the impact of volatility on their investments, according to new investment data.
Prudential Staff Pension Scheme has made some tweaks to its benefits set-up to meet the legislative requirements for auto-enrolment, including setting its multi-asset lifecycle strategy as the scheme default.
A round-up of the pensions industry stories published across the FT Group – from Kodak's polarising deal to release its beleaguered sponsor from pension claims, to institutional investor protests at the European Commission's planned transaction tax.
The £1.4bn Dyfed Pension Fund has increased its emerging market equities exposure by 5 percentage points, the latest scheme to sell UK and European equities to target growth assets further afield.
pensionsweek: Local authority schemes clash over merger plans http://t.co/Ikl1zzXEzB
pensionsweek: Alternative assets hit plateau due to 'idea fatigue' http://t.co/wxwxXozIXA #data analysis
pensionsweek: RT @iankmsmith: "[Bias to UK #property] feels wrong when there are so many other opportunities," says CofE's investment officer http://t.co…
pensionsweek: RT @iankmsmith: "I can’t give you a timing at this stage on [the] revision of IORP.” The EC cools on its summer deadline http://t.co/ouXEGf…
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