In brief

  • December, 2019

    Border to Coast launches alpha fund

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    Border to Coast Pensions Partnership, one of the largest UK public sector pension pools with assets worth £45 billion, has launched its global equity alpha fund, with assets of £5 billion. This brings Border to Coast’s assets under management to approximately £15 billion, excluding commitments to private markets of £1.8 billion that are currently ...

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  • December, 2019

    Brunel picks high alpha equity managers

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    Brunel Pension Partnership has awarded mandates to five managers for its global high alpha sub-fund. “We regard global high alpha equities as one of our pivotal products. Brunel’s listed markets team has designed a world-class portfolio and selected the ideal balance of management styles to accomplish it,” said Matt Betts, senior investment officer ...

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  • December, 2019

    FTSE350 DB schemes see largest fall in contributions

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    Actual spending by FTSE350 firms on defined benefit (DB) pensions has fallen from £19 billion to £15 billion, according to analysis in Hymans Robertson’s 2019 FTSE 350 DB Pensions Report. This is the largest year-on-year fall in the last 10 years. In a year that has seen the Pensions Regulator (TPR) continue a tougher approach and offer a clearer ...

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  • December, 2019

    LGPS Central seeks managers for £900 million emerging market mandate

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    LGPS Central is seeking to hire active global emerging market bond managers to manage its £900 million Global Active Emerging Market Bond Fund. Although subject to slight variations as the process progresses, as a general guideline the fund’s mandate is expected to be benchmarked against the J.P. Morgan EMBI Global Diversified Index GBP Hedged. The ...

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  • December, 2019

    London pension groups to launch local impact fund

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    Three major London pensions organisations, with combined assets under management of nearly £57 billion, are working together to create a London-focused investment fund. The fund aims to focus on developing housing and infrastructure, both of which will improve the quality of life for London communities. The London Fund’s portfolio will focus on ...

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  • December, 2019

    Welsh pool launches responsible investment policy

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    The Wales Pension Partnership (WPP), the pooling entity for the eight Welsh Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) funds, has announced a new responsible investment (RI) policy, highlighting its commitment to responsible investment and desire to be a leader in this area. The new overarching policy was developed collaboratively by the WPP and its eight ...

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