ESG, SRI, ethical investing are often used interchangeably; but actually they are different and these differences affect how client portfolios should be designed and which investments are appropriate for meeting a client’s objectives.
A key difference between the private and public markets is the level of illiquidity and complexity, with private assets typically being less liquid and more complex than their public counterparts.
Bull equity markets and rock bottom interest rates mean many employers are now looking to take control of their pension scheme investment strategy.
Question marks over our ability to predict the future provided two of the highlights of our recent annual pensions conference. Senior Partner Nick Salter explores...
Does regular and reliable income as well as the scope for capital appreciation provided by illiquid assests really offer defined benefit (DB) funds the best of both worlds? We examine several considerations for trustees of DB plans in owning them.
Trustees of DC schemes have never had more choice in the range of available investment options. Here we analyse the strength and weaknesses of four alternative approaches to passive global equities and diversified growth funds.
Speakers from BlackRock, Columbia Threadneedle and Insight Investments all predict little prospect of a normalisation in interest rates over the next year at our annual conference - Matt Tickle examines the forecast in more detail in his latest blog.
Marcus Whitehead looks back at Rupert Harrison's Investment Conference talk which highlighted how investors over-reacted to political risk in 2016, why they shouldn't make the same mistake in 2017 and learn to tolerate a certain amount of volatility.
Super Thursday not only saw the Bank of England’s latest decision on interest rates and Quantitative Easing, but also their latest inflation report too.
A vote to leave the EU, a new Prime Minister and a new direction of travel for the country – Brexit has profound implications for us all. But what does Brexit mean for UK pensions?