In brief

  • July, 2017

    LAPF Investments Awards – Finalists announced

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    The finalists have been announced for the 2017 LAPF Investments Awards. A key event in the LGPS year, the awards include categories both for local authority pension funds and for professional advisers to the funds. Winners will be announced at a gala dinner at The British Medical Association on Tuesday 19th September, 2017. ...

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  • June, 2017

    BlueBay sees bleak outlook for UK assets

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    Fixed income manager BlueBay Asset Management forsees a bleak outlook for UK assets due to political upheaval and Brexit. Mark Dowding, partner and co-head of investment grade debt at BlueBay commented: “As we digest the fallout from the election, we see less austerity and more scope for an expansionary fiscal policy with the economy appearing to slow as ...

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  • June, 2017

    Investors to increase smart beta and ETF use

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    Over 90% of investors plan to increase their use of smart beta strategies, according to research by the EDHEC-Risk Institute. The finding is part of EDHEC-Risk’s 10th annual European ETF and smart beta survey. It also found that over 60% of investors plan to increase their use of ETFs, with lower cost being the main driver for this. The results are based ...

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  • June, 2017

    Social care concerns may have influenced election outcome

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    Pensions and social care campaigner Baroness Ros Altmann has attributed the election result to the Conservative manifesto and in particular its policy on social care. Altmann, who was appointed to the House of Lords by former prime minister David Cameron, said the Tory manifesto was a turning point in the campaign, which saw Theresa May go from expecting ...

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  • June, 2017

    LGPS reforms anticipate FCA recommendations for asset management

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    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is recommending that the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) continues to look at removing the barriers to pension fund consolidation and pooling, as part of its asset management market study. The FCA said it recognised the benefits of asset pooling but said that it did not think it was necessary to make asset ...

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  • June, 2017

    Segars and Warwick-Thompson join Central pool

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    The LGPS Central pool has made two high-profile appointments, with Joanne Segars to become its chair and Andrew Warwick-Thompson to become its chief executive. Segars recently announced her departure from the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association. The Central pool, which could have combined assets of £38 billion from LGPS funds in the Midlands, said ...

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