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Mercer acquires Norwegian consulting firm
Mercer has completed the acquisition of Norwegian-based financial investment and pension consulting company Pensjon & Finans.
29th February 2012
Direct alternative asset mandates 'on the increase'
Towers Watson has revealed the number of alternative asset mandates awarded by its clients to direct fund managers continued to increase in most asset classes last year.
27th February 2012
Aspinall to head up Towers Watson UK DC investment business
Towers Watson has appointed Nico Aspinall to lead its UK defined contribution investment business.
23rd February 2012
Hymans Robertson monitoring supports de-risking decisions
Hymans Robertson has launched a quarterly buy-in monitoring service which aims to help pension funds to make informed decisions if and when they pay to de-risk their schemes.
20th February 2012
Investment strategies failing on ESG, says Mercer
Less than one in 10 investment strategies are achieving the highest levels of environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance, according to analysis from Mercers Investments business.
13th February 2012
PPF launches search for new bond managers
The Pension Protection Fund has announced today that it is looking to appoint a new panel of specialist bond managers.
30th January 2012
Pension buy-ins, buy-outs and swaps top £10bn in 2011
The value of the UK pension buy-in, buy-out and longevity swap market topped £10bn for a calendar year for the first time in 2011, according to figures from LCP.
11th January 2012
Pensions LDI strategies return over 20% in 2011
Liability driven investment (LDI) strategies that closely match the change in pension fund liability values typically returned over 20% in 2011, according to investment advisory firm, Cardano
6th January 2012
First Actuarial hires duo for investment and pension task
First Actuarial has announced two actuarial appointments in the areas of investment and pensions...
30th December 2011
DB bond allocations set to rise to 70% by 2017
Pension scheme bond allocations will hit 70% within five years as investors seek a safe path away from equity volatility to more stable assets, JLT Pension Capital Strategies predicts...
29th December 2011