In brief

  • June, 2021

    Regulator clarifies climate disclosure rules

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    The Pensions Regulator has set out new guidelines clarifying its expectations for schemes in disclosing climate change information, to comply with rules under the Pension Schemes Act 2021. Trustees will be required to publish their statement of investment principles, including their policies on stewardship and financially material environmental ...

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  • June, 2021

    Dividend boost forecast for 2021 as Q1 decline eases

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    UK dividends fell at their slowest rate since the pandemic began during the first quarter, according to the latest UK Dividend Monitor from Link Group, with underlying payments falling by just over a quarter to £12.7 billion. Around half of UK companies either increased, restarted or held their dividends steady during the first three months of the year, ...

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  • June, 2021

    Impact investment network reached $1.3 billion deals

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    A digital platform that encourages financial firms to share impact investment opportunities with one another has hit US$1.3 billion of private markets deals within less than a year of its launch. The Impact Agora platform, which is powered by private markets fintech specialists Delio, launched last April and helps connect the impact community while global ...

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  • June, 2021

    Brunel saves £34 million for member funds

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    Brunel Pension Partnership has revealed that it has saved £34 million for partner funds last year as it highlighted the increased opportunities for stewardship, diversification and climate analysis. By reducing investment costs, including using its greater scale to negotiate better fees from fund managers, considerable tax and other savings were made ...

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  • June, 2021

    Profit warnings drop to 20-year low

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    UK publicly-listed companies issued the lowest level of profit warnings in more than 20 years during the first quarter, but investors should be wary of the challenging outlook for businesses. Profit warnings were pushed to record levels during the first quarter of 2020 at the onset of the pandemic, according to EY-Parthenon’s latest Profit Warnings ...

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  • June, 2021

    UK equity flows surge on value rotation

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    Equity funds enjoyed their strongest inflows in March on record, according to the latest Fund Flow Index (FFI) from Calastone. UK investors committed a net £2.96 billion to equity funds, surpassing the previous record, set during the post-crash bounce in April 2020, by more than a tenth. Active fund managers had the most to celebrate, scooping over ...

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