In brief

  • December, 2017

    Worcestershire commits to real return fund

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    Worcestershire County Council Pension Fund has committed £20 million to the AEW UK Real Returns fund, which provides a long-dated, inflation-linked income through investment in property sectors which provide sustainable income backed by long leases. The AEW fund now has a fund size of £86 million. It aims to match the benefits of property to the ...

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  • December, 2017

    Blockchain delivers savings in bond trade

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    Fund manager Lombard Odier Investment Managers has completed a bond transaction, using blockchain, the immutable ledger for recording transactions. It made the transaction, believed to be the first bond transaction using blockchain, in a secondary market purchase of catastrophe bonds from Solidum Partners, a specialist in insurance-linked ...

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  • December, 2017

    Five LGPS funds back residential property fund

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    Five local authority pension funds – Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire, Teesside and West Midlands – are investing £100 million in the Hearthstone Residential Fund 1 (HFR1). The fund is a ten-year, closed-end vehicle which will invest across UK regions where there is, or is anticipated to be, strong rental demand. The fund will build and ...

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  • December, 2017

    PLSA calls for executive pay disclosure

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    The Pensions & Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has dubbed the first Thursday in January, which was January 4th this year, as “Fat Cat Thursday”, as FTSE 100 chief executives will have earned more money by then than the average worker earns in an entire year. PLSA stewardship and corporate governance policy lead, Luke Hildyard, commented: “Huge ...

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  • December, 2017

    UK pension funds could save a third of active fees

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    The average actively managed UK pension fund could save £700,000 a year in fees, according to The Asset Management Exchange (AMX), a digital platform for institutional asset owners. AMX said the savings could come from the centralisation and standardisation of investment management, administration and trading functions. It calculated that for a ...

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  • December, 2017

    Global equity correction expected by investors

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    Research has found that 71% of institutional investors expect there to be a global equity market correction of more than 10% within 18 months, with nearly half expecting it within a year. Researchers at Managing Partners Group found that almost a third of investors who anticipate an equity correction expect it to be up to 30%, while 36% think it will be ...

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