- Local Pensions Partnership launches first fund
- Keep calm & carry on
- FTSE plunges on Brexit vote
- What would a Brexit mean for investors?
- PiP goes direct with launch of multi-strategy infrastructure fund
- FTSE350 pension deficits improve by £17 billion despite February’s market turmoil
- Fed raises rates for first time since 2006
- Uncharted territory
- Portfolio institutional editor receives industry award
- Mercer launches online marketplace for bulk annuity deals
- Invesco buys Source ETF: https://t.co/ojPduQU1Lz #ETF #acquisition https://t.co/1WUEZi9bOD
- Insurers upbeat about economy: https://t.co/BKR27coC0R #insurance #credit #economy https://t.co/gG0L95JTha
- RT @ClearlySo: .@portfolio_inst @Responsiblecap discuss investing for #climatechange inc. quote from our Harry Humphreys https://t.co/VTZss…
- Northern Trust wins £6.7bn Northern Ireland mandate https://t.co/fOiJ1Zh0v1 #pensions
- Bulk annuity levels disappoint in 2017 despite attractive pricing: https://t.co/aY0J8bIKVo #bulkannuities #pensions… https://t.co/XbkGKJtXuJ
- Fiduciary management set to dominate pensions advisory market in five years – SEI https://t.co/vSehMqzkGF #pensions
- . @AxaIm announces £150m coal divestment policy: https://t.co/SXDtZ8HzJ8 #ESG #SRI #investment https://t.co/5pmk0rex8R
- New report on how to expand your existing alternative allocations by our partners @ClearPathAnalys https://t.co/nxc6577gSX #alternatives
- Markets buoyed and relieved by French vote, but further volatility expected: https://t.co/qwcZj5kNLg… https://t.co/6pPS69sEdf
- Joanne Segars to leave @ThePLSA after 12 years: https://t.co/xJDcqNUG0h #pensions #PLSA https://t.co/5V7jWjGerx
- Two postal workers’ unions threaten strike action after Royal Mail closes DB pension scheme https://t.co/NcWmsDb7CO #pensions #royalmail
- Independent Trustee Services hires Invensys' Andy Smith as client director - https://t.co/gHAnaZSv6M #pensions
- Pension schemes paying higher asset management fees for a passive performance - https://t.co/a3z92ZKWDk #pensions
- Redington strengthens senior management by hiring Zoe Taylor and Ian Mills https://t.co/AMpxhx3xXi #pensions
- Local Pensions Partnership launches £1.8bn pooling private equity fund https://t.co/tuPWY9eimj #pensions #privateequity
- RPMI Railpen hires compliance and risk expert Steve Mitchell - https://t.co/nygdZFFDbc #pensions
- JLT hires de-risking specialist Harry Harper as head of buy in and buyout services https://t.co/EUI8TcHxo3 #pensions
- . @StateStreet Global Advisors hires Barings' Benton as head of UK institutional: https://t.co/UaEfDJq2ZG https://t.co/kqOUwO56mu
- Aon Hewitt launches fiduciary management service for smaller defined benefit (DB) schemes - https://t.co/cmZe0QGAME #pensions
- DB transfers set to soar as members take advantage of freedom and choice: https://t.co/pIQpKpF1KH #pensions… https://t.co/Cwgdasy03r
Northern Ireland Local Government Officers’ Superannuation Committee (NILGOSC) has hired Northern Trust to perform several services for its £6.7bn pension fund.
The level of bulk annuity and longevity swap activity has disappointed so far in 2017, dampening industry expectations of a record year for the sector, according to Willis Towers Watson (WTW).
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By Patrick Thomson
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