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News UK Pensions

National Grid to sell in-house asset manager

STATEMENT REGARDING THE NATIONAL GRID UK PENSION SCHEME The Board of Trustees of the National Grid UK Pension Scheme has undertaken a thorough review of their investment strategy and of

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NAPF in favor of a Capital Markets Union

Pension savers have much to gain from Capital Markets Union, says NAPF But policies must be looked at through the lens of pension funds The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF)

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West Midlands Pension Fund nominated for excellence

The West Midlands Pension Fund has been shortlisted for Best Responsible Investment (RI) Reporting (medium to small sized funds) at the RI Reporting Awards 2015. The Fund believes that transparency

News UK Pensions

Buy to let investments the new pensions?

Commenting on the March 1015 Budget announcement that up to five million existing pensioners can now swap their annuity for cash, Nick Breton, Head of Direct Line for Business said “People

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NAPF publishes trustee guide to Investment Management Agreements

The NAPF, in collaboration with international law firm CMS, has published a guide for pension fund trustees to Investment Management Agreements (IMA). An IMA documents the relationship between the pension

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Mercer announces global assets under management reaches $115 Billion USD

Mercer has announced its global assets under management (AUM) grew to $115 billion USD at the end of 2014, increasing from $86 billion USD at the end of the prior year.

European Pensions News

EFAMA confirms that a single market for personal pensions would pave the way for economies of scale

The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has today published further recommendations for a new EU-wide pension product based on extensive research and feedback from the asset management industry.

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Norwegian government pension fund comments on investments in coal and petroleum

‘We believe active ownership and engagement are appropriate primary tools for the GPFG to use to address climate-related issues. We recommend ways of enhancing the Fund’s efforts in this area.

European Pensions News

European Investment funds achieve all-time high of EUR 634 billion

The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has published its latest quarterly statistical release which describes the trends in the European investment fund industry during the fourth quarter of

News UK Pensions

NAPF welcomes Financial Conduct Authority’s wholesale sector competition review

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has welcomed the conclusions of the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) wholesale sector competition review 2014-2015. Of particular note is the FCA’s announcement that