In brief

  • October, 2019

    LGPS pool seeks expression of interest for sustainable equities offering

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    Brunel Pension Partnership is launching a call for expressions of interest for its sustainable equities offering. “This is an exciting opportunity to work with Brunel on an innovative, positive approach to pensions investment,” said Mark Mansley, Brunel’s chief investment officer. “The portfolio aims to generate excellent long-term financial returns ...

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  • October, 2019

    Hedge fund business still sees outflows

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    Investors withdrew another $8.42 billion from the global hedge fund industry in July, according to the July 2019 eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. But strong performance in the industry continues to boost overall industry assets under management (AUM), which stood at $3.3 trillion in July, according to the report. Hedge funds have generally been ...

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  • October, 2019

    NEST hires manager duo for private markets

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    Nest Corporation has appointed two fund managers to invest in private credit, enabling its eight million members to benefit from the sophisticated investments found in private markets. Amundi and BlackRock have been selected for their innovation and cost-efficiency following a highly competitive open tender, in which nearly 40 organisations applied. Nest ...

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  • October, 2019

    UK schemes prepare for Brexit

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    UK pension schemes have stepped up Brexit preparations significantly over the last 12 months, research by the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has revealed, with nine out of 10 (88%) trustee boards having discussed the impact of Brexit on their scheme. About two-thirds (63%) of schemes have formally assessed Brexit risks, while nine out of ...

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  • October, 2019

    Hymans says pensions values expected to rise post Brexit

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    Economic uncertainty around Brexit is likely to lead to pensions values rising to a higher level than property assets in the UK, according to analysis by pensions consultancy Hymans Robertson. Ross Fleming, co-head of defined benefit (DB) investments at Hymans, said: “Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that UK property prices are on the ...

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  • October, 2019

    Border to Coast picks external managers for credit

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    Border to Coast Pensions Partnership, one of the largest UK public sector pension pools in the UK with assets totalling £46 billion, has selected Royal London Asset Management, M&G Investment Management and Insight Investment as its external asset managers for a Sterling Investment Grade Credit Fund, which is expected to reach £2 billion at launch. ...

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