Pensions http://www.hedgeweek.com/taxonomy/term/641/0 en Demand for alternative beta continues as pension schemes seek lower cost solutions, says UBS http://www.hedgeweek.com/2014/07/07/206969/demand-alternative-beta-continues-pension-schemes-seek-lower-cost-solutions-says-u <p><em><strong>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.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2014/07/07/206969/demand-alternative-beta-continues-pension-schemes-seek-lower-cost-solutions-says-u" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pensions Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:10:31 +0000 Emily.Perryman 206969 at http://www.hedgeweek.com FNEX partners with Vantage self-directed retirement plans http://www.hedgeweek.com/2014/06/25/205607/fnex-partners-vantage-self-directed-retirement-plans <p><em><strong>Clients of self-directed retirement plan administration company Vantage can now access FNEX.com to source, review and invest their funds in a wide variety of alternative investments.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2014/06/25/205607/fnex-partners-vantage-self-directed-retirement-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pensions Technology and software solutions Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:36:35 +0000 Emily.Perryman 205607 at http://www.hedgeweek.com BNY Mellon launches liquidity administration service for FoHFs and pension plans http://www.hedgeweek.com/2013/12/03/194026/bny-mellon-launches-liquidity-administration-service-fohfs-and-pension-plans <p><em><strong>BNY Mellon has launched a new liquidity administration service as part of its fund of hedge funds (FoHF) offering.</strong></em></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-tag"> <div class="field-label">Article Tag:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BNY Mellon, new liquidity administration service, fund of hedge funds, FoHF, offering </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2013/12/03/194026/bny-mellon-launches-liquidity-administration-service-fohfs-and-pension-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Funds of Hedge Funds Pensions Tue, 03 Dec 2013 13:53:02 +0000 Emily.Perryman 194026 at http://www.hedgeweek.com AXA IM expands UK LDI offering with pooled funds http://www.hedgeweek.com/2013/10/11/191113/axa-im-expands-uk-ldi-offering-pooled-funds-range <p> <em><strong>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.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-tag"> <div class="field-label">Article Tag:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> AXA Investment Managers, adds, suite, Liability Driven Investment solutions, LDI, pooled fund range, hedging needs UK pension funds </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2013/10/11/191113/axa-im-expands-uk-ldi-offering-pooled-funds-range" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pensions Fri, 11 Oct 2013 15:03:00 +0000 Emily.Perryman 191113 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Midcounties outsources investments to Towers Watson http://www.hedgeweek.com/2013/10/08/190932/midcounties-outsources-investments-towers-watson <p><em><strong><span>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.&nbsp;</span></strong></em></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-tag"> <div class="field-label">Article Tag:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Trustee, GBP145 million, Midcounties Co-operative Pension Scheme, Towers Watson, manage, investment portfolio, fiduciary management, competitive tender </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2013/10/08/190932/midcounties-outsources-investments-towers-watson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pensions Tue, 08 Oct 2013 05:04:00 +0000 Emily.Perryman 190932 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Top pension funds back on growth track http://www.hedgeweek.com/2013/09/09/189785/top-pension-funds-back-growth-track <p><em><strong><span>Total assets of the world&rsquo;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.</span></strong></em></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-tag"> <div class="field-label">Article Tag:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Total assets, world’s largest pension funds, grew, 10 per cent, 2012, 2 per cent, 2011, new high, USD12.0 trillion, research, P&amp;I/Towers Watson global 300, Pensions &amp; Investments </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2013/09/09/189785/top-pension-funds-back-growth-track" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pensions Mon, 09 Sep 2013 13:32:00 +0000 Emily.Perryman 189785 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Pension funds increasing alternative asset allocations, says study http://www.hedgeweek.com/2013/08/27/189199/pension-funds-increasing-alternative-asset-allocations-says-study <p><em><strong><span>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.</span></strong></em></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-tag"> <div class="field-label">Article Tag:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pension fund, alternative asset allocations, 20 per cent, global, study, Towers Watson
 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2013/08/27/189199/pension-funds-increasing-alternative-asset-allocations-says-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pensions Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:39:20 +0000 Emily.Perryman 189199 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Two thirds of UK pension pros to increase or retain fixed income exposure http://www.hedgeweek.com/2013/07/17/187447/two-thirds-uk-pension-professionals-plan-increase-or-retain-fixed-income-exposure <p><em><strong><span>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.</span></strong></em></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-tag"> <div class="field-label">Article Tag:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> two out of three, 65 per cent, UK pension fund professionals, retain, increase, exposure, fixed income, next three years, Aquila Capital </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2013/07/17/187447/two-thirds-uk-pension-professionals-plan-increase-or-retain-fixed-income-exposure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pensions Wed, 17 Jul 2013 05:30:20 +0000 Emily.Perryman 187447 at http://www.hedgeweek.com LGT insurance-linked strategies team awarded three institutional mandates in 2013 http://www.hedgeweek.com/2013/07/12/187235/lgt-insurance-linked-strategies-team-awarded-three-institutional-mandates-2013 <p><em><strong><span>LGT&rsquo;s insurance-linked strategies team has won three large mandates in the first half of 2013 worth USD400m from large European pension funds.</span></strong></em></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-tag"> <div class="field-label">Article Tag:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LGT’s Insurance-Linked Strategies team, wins, three large mandates, European pension funds, first half of 2013, USD400 million </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2013/07/12/187235/lgt-insurance-linked-strategies-team-awarded-three-institutional-mandates-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pensions Fri, 12 Jul 2013 04:59:00 +0000 Emily.Perryman 187235 at http://www.hedgeweek.com DCIIA supports consideration of alternative investments in DC plans http://www.hedgeweek.com/2013/06/05/185345/dciia-supports-consideration-alternative-investments-dc-plans <p><em><strong><span>The Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association (DCIIA) believes that plan sponsors should consider the use of &ldquo;alternative&rdquo; investment structures that provide better risk balance in an attempt to reduce the volatility experienced by the typical plan participant.</span></strong></em></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-tag"> <div class="field-label">Article Tag:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> DCIIA paper, new, potential, greater inclusion, alternative investments, DC plans, defined contributions </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2013/06/05/185345/dciia-supports-consideration-alternative-investments-dc-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pensions Wed, 05 Jun 2013 13:20:20 +0000 Emily.Perryman 185345 at http://www.hedgeweek.com LGT Capital Partners wins GBP280m alternatives mandate from Hertfordshire County Council http://www.hedgeweek.com/2013/01/21/178958/lgt-capital-partners-wins-gbp280m-alternatives-mandate-hertfordshire-county-counci <p><em><strong>LGT Capital Partners has won a GBP280m multi-alternatives mandate from Hertfordshire County Council. </strong></em></p> <p><em><strong></strong></em></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-tag"> <div class="field-label">Article Tag:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LGT Capital Partners, wins, GBP280 million, multi-alternatives mandate, Hertfordshire County Council, hedge fund, commodities, property, private equity </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2013/01/21/178958/lgt-capital-partners-wins-gbp280m-alternatives-mandate-hertfordshire-county-counci" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pensions Mon, 21 Jan 2013 11:43:59 +0000 Emily.Perryman 178958 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Pension funds to increase HF allocation despite recent poor performance http://www.hedgeweek.com/2012/10/26/175416/pension-funds-increase-hf-allocation-despite-recent-poor-performance <p><em><strong>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.</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong> </strong></em></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-tag"> <div class="field-label">Article Tag:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hedge funds, continue, increase allocation, hedge funds, despite poor performance, Don Steinbrugge, Agecroft Partners </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2012/10/26/175416/pension-funds-increase-hf-allocation-despite-recent-poor-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pensions Fri, 26 Oct 2012 05:40:09 +0000 Emily.Perryman 175416 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Willis Pension Scheme chooses Towers Watson for hedge funds http://www.hedgeweek.com/2012/10/08/174373/willis-pension-scheme-chooses-towers-watson-hedge-funds <p><em><strong>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. </strong></em></p> <p><em><strong></strong></em></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-tag"> <div class="field-label">Article Tag:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Trustees, GBP1.5bn, Willis Pension Scheme, chosen, Towers Watson, manage, hedge fund portfolio, fiduciary basis, competitive tender </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2012/10/08/174373/willis-pension-scheme-chooses-towers-watson-hedge-funds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pensions Mon, 08 Oct 2012 15:01:56 +0000 Emily.Perryman 174373 at http://www.hedgeweek.com SDAs come to the aid of pension funds wanting to invest in hedge funds http://www.hedgeweek.com/2012/08/14/171415/sdas-come-aid-pension-funds-wanting-invest-hedge-funds <p><em><strong>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.</strong></em></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-tag"> <div class="field-label">Article Tag:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SDAs, strategic depository accounts, pension funds, investing, hedge funds, Strate </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2012/08/14/171415/sdas-come-aid-pension-funds-wanting-invest-hedge-funds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Investing in Hedge Funds Pensions Tue, 14 Aug 2012 05:00:00 +0000 mkitchen 171415 at http://www.hedgeweek.com