Since splitting from its former inhouse manager, Hermes, the £50 billion British Telecom Pension Scheme has set about redefining itself. With a self-reliance borne of technology, the fund has brought portfolios and functions inhouse and started a bigger push into mature infrastructure.
Sarah RundellNovember 14, 2018
In the near future, age demographics may very well reach a critical tipping point as dwindling numbers of Millennials and other younger generations become inadequate to support the large cohort of retiring Baby Boomers – and economic growth won’t fix the problem, a UK pension expert has said.
ESG integration in fixed income is finally starting to happen but the challenges it presents aren’t the same as in equities; for example, bondholder rights and shareholder rights aren’t the same. Have a look at what’s necessary to further blend ESG and fixed income.
The C$60 billion ($48 billion) Investment Management Corporation of Ontario, the latest kid on the block in Canada’s pension scene, is planning its asset allocation 2.0, which will involve more private and direct investments, more internalisation and lower costs. Amanda White spoke to chief executive Bert Clark and chief investment officer Jean Michel.
Amanda WhiteNovember 8, 2018
PennPSERS has announced it pays its private equity GPs about 20 per cent of investment profits. The reveal from the $56.7 billion public pension fund, which came after a laborious process involving 500 staff hours, expands on its commitment to transparency.
Michael Benson, James Grossman and Evelyn WilliamsNovember 6, 2018
Companies that deliver on sustainability are starting to trade at a premium and investors need to shop for value. New research, by George Serafeim, professor of business administration, Harvard Business School, shows big data and ESG ratings can combine to find alpha.
George SerafeimNovember 2, 2018
The $155 billion Teacher Retirement System of Texas is restoring its target allocation to energy, as experts see favourable conditions due to higher US oil production and continued reliance on fossil fuels. This is at odds with other investors divesting from fossil fuels.
Sarah RundellSeptember 7, 2018
As the fifth round of Australia’s financial services royal commission came to a close, counsel assisting criticised many retirement savings funds for their retention strategies, conflicts of interest and other practices deemed not in members’ best interests.
Ben HurleyAugust 28, 2018