In brief

  • August, 2019

    Camden to terminate DGFs in favour of infrastructure

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    The £1.6 billion Camden Pension Fund is planning to terminate two managers that invest in diversified growth funds (DGFs) in order to match funding requirements for an infrastructure mandate. Jon Rowney, executive director of corporate services and responsible financial officer at Camden, confirmed at the fund’s pension committee meeting on 18 July ...

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  • August, 2019

    Avoid ESG tail risks to help generate alpha

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    New research by Allianz Global Investors has found that avoiding environmental, social and governance (ESG) tail risks is a more effective strategy to help generate alpha over a full market cycle, than tilting a portfolio towards top ESG ratings. The research, undertaken in house, looked at three different areas related to ESG risk factors including ...

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  • August, 2019

    Cambridgeshire cuts equity for PE, infrastructure

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    The £3.2 billion Cambridgeshire County Council Pension Fund has been steadily increasing allocations to longer duration investments such as private equity and infrastructure, whilst reducing the dependency on listed equities. Its latest annual report showed that this has provided greater diversification across asset classes as well as reducing the ...

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  • August, 2019

    Barnet recommended to invest in RE, PE

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    Investment consultant Hymans Robertson has presented a recommendation to Barnet Pension Fund to replace its current exposures to diversified growth funds with investments in property, private equity and emerging market listed equities. Following a meeting between the firm and the scheme’s pension fund committee at the end of May, Hymans presented a ...

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  • August, 2019

    Investor study shows portfolio changes amid market volatility

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    The majority of investors globally made immediate changes to the risk profile of their investments during the volatile final three months of 2018, Schroders Global Investor Study 2019 has identified. The study, which surveyed more than 25,000 people in 32 countries, found that 70% of investors modified their portfolios in direct response to markets’ ...

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  • August, 2019

    LGPS pool preps small-cap equity search

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    Brunel Pension Partnership has started its research phase for the search of fund managers for its smaller companies equities sub-fund. “The sub-fund, which sits under our active equities portfolio, offers us the opportunity to really investigate the practical issues of investing in smaller companies and to harness the exceptional growth potential of ...

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