In recent years, the pension fund industry has been subject to considerable change; this change having been driven by a combination of government sponsored reports, the introduction of codes of conduct and new legislation.
In addition, however, trends in pension fund management have emanated from factors such as the changed outlook for investment returns and demographics.
Here we look closely at those issues that currently dominate the pension fund industry landscape and which continue to stimulate considerable debate.
New this month
Inflation: a temporary blip or something more enduring? (June 2011)
Chris Wagstaff considers the outlook for inflation and possible investment solutions to guard against it effects.
Aviva Investors / Engaged Investors 11/0511/011211
Investment Surgery: Making the case for emerging markets (May 2011)
Anne-Sophie Girault, head of fixed income client portfolio management, says trustees should look at emerging market debt opportunities.
Aviva Investors/Engaged Investor 11/0397/281011
Dr David Skinner, Investment Strategy and Research Director, Real Estate at Aviva Investors considers the role of REaLM real assets in the defined benefit scheme asset mix.
Aviva Investors/Engaged Investor (10/1645/040711)
Investment Surgery: Defined Benefit Scheme Risk (November 2010)
Chris Wagstaff looks at the risks defined benefit scheme trustees should identify and manage
Aviva Investors/Engaged Investor (10/1324/180411)
Aviva Investors/Engaged Investor (10/0560/280210)
Investment Surgery: Behaviourial Finance (July 2010)
Aviva Investors/Engaged Investor (10/0560/141110)
Investment Surgery: Liability Driven Investment (June 2010)
Chris Wagstaff looks at the rationale for and methodology behind Liability Driven Investment.
Aviva Investors/Engaged Investor (10/0389/141010)
Investment Surgery: Inflation
Investment Surgery: ESG Considerations (January/Febuary 2010)
|July/August 2009 (165KB)|
|May/June 2009 (226KB)|
|March/April 2009 (132KB)|
|January/February 2009 (88KB)|
|A Global Pension Problem (1MB)||Active versus passive investment management (324KB)|
|A structured solution to a knotty problem (314KB)||Dipping your toes into alternative waters (217KB)|
|Coping with uncertainty and the importance of the sponsor's convenant (494KB)||Learning Lessons from the Past (212KB)|
|How many alternative eggs should you put in your investment basket? (63KB)||Solving Britain's pensions crisis (204KB)|
|More than just fear and greed (202KB)||Style never goes out of Fashion (212KB)|
|SRI, ESG & Trustees (199KB)||Think of a number (213KB)|
|The Pension Commission’s proposals (274KB)|
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