In brief

  • October, 2021

    LGPS funds deliver proof that pooling actually works

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    Investment pooling in the UK can drive still more value for the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) in the future, according to new research. It also shows that the benefits of scale in international markets have been demonstrated as “meaningful” and “realisable”, improving performance after fees, delivering better control over investments, and ...

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  • October, 2021

    Border to Coast seeks real estate manager and consultant

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    Border to Coast Pensions Partnership is searching for a UK investment manager and a global fund consultant as part of the move towards launching its real estate proposition on behalf of its 11 partner funds. The UK fund will be one of the largest FCA-regulated pooled real estate funds in the UK, with a potential target size of £3.5 billion. The global ...

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  • October, 2021

    ESG product gold rush brings dangers of mis-selling scandals, says Capco

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    Environmental, social and governance (ESG) investments now dominate the European asset management market. More than half the money that flowed into European funds in 2020 – a total of €1.4 trillion – was placed in sustainable products. A recent survey by Capco found that 63% of 550 global financial service professionals considered their products to ...

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  • October, 2021

    UK public sector pension schemes urged to adopt new TPR code

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    Aon is urging UK public sector pension schemes to adopt the measures outlined by the Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) new code of practice. The code covers key areas every public service pension scheme should have high on its agenda, as the code will replace the existing guidance. The code places particular emphasis on the importance of cyber risk management ...

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  • October, 2021

    WMPF issues climate change position statement

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    The West Midlands Pension Fund (WMPF) issued a climate change position statement in September, ahead of October’s COP26 conference in Glasgow, hosted by the UK government. It outlines WMPF’s approach to climate change, how it identifies risks associated with it and how it intends to mitigate the impact on its investments. WMPF aims to invest in ...

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  • October, 2021

    Oldham Council calls on GMPF to go green

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    The Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) is being urged to divest from fossil fuels, following a resolution passed by Oldham Council in late July. A motion demanding GMPF divest of all fossil fuels was proposed by Councillor Sam Al-Hamdani (Lib Dems) and seconded by Councillor Louie Hamblett (Lib Dems) at a full meeting of the council on 14 July. The ...

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