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West Midlland Pension Fund’s Jill Davys: “I am reluctant to overpay for assets”

West Midlland Pension Fund’s Jill Davys: “I am reluctant to overpay for assets”

A month after the local government pension scheme pool for the Midlands was launched, West Midlands Pension Fund assistant director of investments and finance Jill Davys tells portfolio institutional about the first month as a pool, costs, infrastructure, climate change and emerging market debt.

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The directors of Preston-based Gleeson Trustee Services and Gleeson Bessent Trustees have been banned by the Insolvency Service from running companies  for mismanaging scheme members’ funds.

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