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A healthier way to de-risk

Defined-benefit funds all over the world are focused on de-risking but the amount of innovation and players to meet this demand is wanting. Until now. A new report by the Pensions Institute at the Cass Business School examines the emergence of medically enhanced, underwritten or enhanced, bulk buy-ins, in which trustees buy a bulk annuity […]

UK equity allocation falls

Equity allocation by UK pension schemes continues to fall, but the assets are being re-allocated into “everything else except gilts”, according to Mercer chief investment officer, Andrew Kirton. Last year equities allocations by UK pension funds fell by 5 per cent, according to Mercer, as they attempt to deal with the enormous amount of pension […]