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Building a modern growth portfolio

Building a modern growth portfolio - Have Diversified Growth Funds actually disappointed? Jemma Arfield and Chris Binns explore whether investors are expecting too much.

ESG investments and the role of trustees

ESG is a hot topic at present for those who manage DC pension schemes. Regulatory requirements from the DWP and TPR means trustees now have to consider how ESG affects the investment strategy for their members. What are the implications of this change?

Should investors consider Alternative Risk Premia strategies?

Chris Pritchard provides insight into Alternative Risk Premia (ARP). This refers to generating returns by taking risks that are quite different to traditional market risks, such as equity risk and credit risk.

Pension Schemes and ESG disclosure

There are now only just over six months to go before the new regulations on environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure come into effect for pension schemes.

Expanding the investment toolkit: Buy-ins

Large funding deficits and low yields have meant that, for many trustees, annuities haven’t been considered a suitable asset over the last decade. However, that picture is changing slowly.

Superfunds: a new alternative to buy-outs?

Trustees of DB schemes must consider many factors when considering a superfund transaction; buy-outs offer more security but are not always affordable.

Risk: This time it’s personal

Managing the risks is just as important in DC as it is in DB. By using the right kind of risk measures, we can focus on investment strategies on the end goals that actually matter.

DC pension schemes: managing life in a goldfish bowl

Trustees of defined contribution pension schemes face increasing responsibility, as information must now be made available to the general public.

Bulk annuity: preparation is the key to success

Supported by attractive pricing from insurers, many scheme are finding opportunities to de-risk using bulk annuities, meaning demand is extremely strong.

The long and winding road now needs a journey planner

Trustees of DB schemes must plan for a new long-term future for their members, as the traditional journey has changed.

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