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Blog: Investment services

Trustees to consider ESG factors

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.

Assessing private markets

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.

Focussing on investment strategy

Bull equity markets and rock bottom interest rates mean many employers are now looking to take control of their pension scheme investment strategy.

Making predictions just got harder

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...

Cash flow aware investment

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.

The pros and cons of four alternative DC investment approaches

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.

Interest rates to rise but no return to normal anytime soon

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.

Don’t be paralysed by political risk

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.

Bank of England changes outlook on Super Thursday

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.

What does Brexit mean for UK pensions?

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?

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