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Demand for alternative beta continues as pension schemes seek lower cost solutions, says UBS

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:10

There is a growing interest in the fiduciary management space, with assets under management in the UK estimated to be over GBP 50 billion as of 2012, according to a UBS Global Asset Management study. »


FNEX partners with Vantage self-directed retirement plans

Wed, 25/06/2014 - 11:36

Clients of self-directed retirement plan administration company Vantage can now access to source, review and invest their funds in a wide variety of alternative investments. »


BNY Mellon launches liquidity administration service for FoHFs and pension plans

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 13:53

BNY Mellon has launched a new liquidity administration service as part of its fund of hedge funds (FoHF) offering. »

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AXA IM expands UK LDI offering with pooled funds

Fri, 11/10/2013 - 16:03

AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) has added to its suite of liability driven investment (LDI) solutions with the launch of a pooled fund range designed to meet the specific liability hedging needs of UK pension funds.  »

Chris Ford, EMEA head of investment at Towers Watson

Midcounties outsources investments to Towers Watson

Tue, 08/10/2013 - 06:04

The trustee of the GBP145m Midcounties Co-operative Pension Scheme has chosen Towers Watson to manage its investment portfolio on a fiduciary management basis, following a competitive tender.  »

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Top pension funds back on growth track

Mon, 09/09/2013 - 14:32

Total assets of the world’s largest 300 pension funds grew by almost 10 per cent in 2012, compared to around two per cent in 2011, to reach a new high of USD14.0trn, according to new research. »

Craig Baker, Towers Watson

Pension funds increasing alternative asset allocations, says study

Tue, 27/08/2013 - 14:39

Pension fund alternative assets allocations now account for nearly 20 per cent of all pension fund assets across the globe, according to a study by Towers Watson. »

Crystal ball

Two thirds of UK pension pros to increase or retain fixed income exposure

Wed, 17/07/2013 - 06:30

Nearly two out of three (65 per cent) of UK pension fund professionals say they will retain or increase their current exposure to fixed income over the next three years despite uncertainty about the prospects for the asset class, according to research by independent alternative asset managers Aquila Capital. »


LGT insurance-linked strategies team awarded three institutional mandates in 2013

Fri, 12/07/2013 - 05:59

LGT’s insurance-linked strategies team has won three large mandates in the first half of 2013 worth USD400m from large European pension funds. »

Lew Minsky, DCIIA’s executive director

DCIIA supports consideration of alternative investments in DC plans

Wed, 05/06/2013 - 14:20

The Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association (DCIIA) believes that plan sponsors should consider the use of “alternative” investment structures that provide better risk balance in an attempt to reduce the volatility experienced by the typical plan participant. »

Roberto Paganoni, chief executive of LGT Capital Partners

LGT Capital Partners wins GBP280m alternatives mandate from Hertfordshire County Council

Mon, 21/01/2013 - 11:43

LGT Capital Partners has won a GBP280m multi-alternatives mandate from Hertfordshire County Council. »

Don Steinbrugge, Agecroft Partners

Pension funds to increase HF allocation despite recent poor performance

Fri, 26/10/2012 - 06:40

Contrary to recent articles in the main stream media, pension funds will continue to increase their allocation to hedge funds despite the recent poor performance within the hedge fund industry, says Don Steinbrugge of Agecroft Partners. »

Chris Ford, EMEA head of investment at Towers Watson

Willis Pension Scheme chooses Towers Watson for hedge funds

Mon, 08/10/2012 - 16:01

The trustees of the GBP1.5bn Willis Pension Scheme have chosen Towers Watson to manage a large portion of its hedge fund portfolio on a fiduciary basis, following a competitive tender. »

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SDAs come to the aid of pension funds wanting to invest in hedge funds

Tue, 14/08/2012 - 06:00

A number of stringent conditions have been placed on pension funds that wish to have hedge funds in their portfolios, which must be complied with by November 2012. »

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