Asian pension fund investors continue to further diversify their assets outside the region, according to Mercer’s 2022 Asset Allocation Insights report, which summarizes the decisions pension fund investors make with their investment strategies in each region . Source: Mercer Asset Allocation Outlook 2022 “In our view, this trend is oneRead More →

The author is a finance and economics commentator and former global head of asset allocation at Columbia Threadneedle Investments The £1.5billion number is significant – at least in a UK context. It accounts for 40% of the UK institutional asset management market, two-thirds of gross domestic product and around theRead More →

According to research by Morningstar Indexes, pension funds and other asset owners in North America and Europe are adopting sustainable investment practices for their portfolios. According to the “Voice of the Asset Owner” survey, based on 14 interviews with asset owners, pension funds viewed ESG investing as central to investing.Read More →

European pension funds are required to declare their investments in nuclear energy and natural gas as sustainable according to the EU sustainable taxonomy, which means additional reporting work for pension funds. Previous critics of the European Commission’s proposal, including the Netherlands’ Pensioenfederatie, are disappointed with the decision. On Wednesday, 278Read More →

On 23 June 2022, the interinstitutional agreement “Regulations for the creation of savings and/or pension funds established by the tax consultation law and its reforms” entered into force. By this regulation, the creation of the Savings and/or Pension Funds Commission was agreed, formed by the Ministry of Finance and PublicRead More →

Corporate pension funds in Japan struggle to identify best allocation strategies as reverberations of global disruptive events ripple through emerging markets in Asia, top pension funds say . As China’s economy is tested by the shutdowns and general repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as regulatory interventions that haveRead More →

According to Aeon Investments, more than two-fifths (43%) of pension funds and other institutional investors expect the performance of fixed income securities to deteriorate further over the next 12 months, with 13% expecting a significant drop. The research comes after global bond markets suffered “significant losses” in recent months. MoreRead More →

Advertising As Canadian lawmakers meet to discuss the second anniversary of the introduction of the draconian national security law in Hong Kong, they will also consider the issue of Canadian pension funds passively investing in Chinese stocks and bonds linked to serious human rights violations. Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine,Read More →

Pension plans and other institutional investors are adopting a federal proposal that would require hedge funds and private equity funds to provide more information to investors. University endowments, insurance funds and pension funds serving teachers and firefighters are urging the Securities and Exchange Commission to move forward with a proposedRead More →

Hedge fund and private equity managers are complaining to anyone who will listen (mostly Republican senators) that Gary Gensler’s plans to shed additional light on the opacities of their art more or less portend the end of the civilization. Rules that would require more uniform disclosures and subject funds toRead More →

The 2021 financial year was an excellent year for public pensions. According According to funding data from Pew Charitable Trusts, a decade of rising pension contributions has been bolstered by the 2021 reopening rally. As a result, public pensions in all 50 states have seen their funded ratios exceed 80%,Read More →

Discussions on attracting much-needed investment to Africa have generally focused on non-African sources: foreign companies, multilateral financial institutions and non-African institutional investors. Yet much more attention is now being given to investment funds based on the continent itself. As the size of African pension and social security funds grows, theyRead More →

This marks another milestone in the push to be “green” when investing. Plan members already expect to see a responsible investment approach from their managers, adding to the pressure on administrators to produce a cohesive and measured sustainability strategy. These disclosures will further fuel a movement toward responsible pension investing.Read More →

Largest corporate pension plans ranked by funded ratio – plan assets as a percentage of projected benefit obligation – as of December 31, 2021, unless otherwise noted. Dollars are in millions. Rank plan sponsor Funding rate Fair value of plan assets Performance obligation Funded Status Long-term expected rate of returnRead More →

Credit Suisse shareholders have rejected the proposal for a special audit aimed at clearly determining the bank’s position on the Greensill affair and the so-called Swiss Secrets presented by the Ethos Foundation and seven pension funds at its general meeting Annual Meeting (AGM) last Friday. Shareholders rejected the company’s proposalRead More →

An aerial view shows a compressor station for the German natural gas grid at Open Grid Europe (OGE), one of Europe’s largest gas transmission grid operators, in Werne, Germany March 24.INA FASSBENDER/AFP/Getty Images Four of Canada’s largest pension plans have significant stakes in European gas pipeline or gas distribution companiesRead More →

The composite returns of 40 medium-to-small Texas public pension funds exceeded those of a 60/40 benchmark portfolio for all measured periods ending Sept. 30, according to a report by the Texas Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems, an industrial group. According to “Report on the Asset Allocation and Investment PerformanceRead More →

China has launched its first private pension program for workers in the country, opening the door to foreign insurers and asset managers, Reuters reported on Thursday. Under the new scheme, workers can contribute up to 12,000 yuan, or about US$1,860, annually to their pension fund, Reuters reported on Thursday, citingRead More →

India has canvassed Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Singapore-based GIC, three Canadian pension funds and Qatar Investment Authority, among other sovereign wealth funds and pension funds, as lead investors in India’s Life Insurance Corporation (LIC). India’s initial public offering (IPO). The funds had expressed interest and the government wants to confirmRead More →

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union is calling on public pension funds invested in KKR Asian Fund III to divest Cue Group, a Chinese artificial intelligence company that has worked with a branch of the Ministry of Public Security, the body that oversees theRead More →

1 year Billed annually at 4699 ₹ 392 / month 2 years Billed annually at 6999 ₹ 292 / month 3 years Billed annually at 9399 ₹ 261 / month 1 year Billed annually at 6999 ₹ 583 / month 2 years Billed annually at 8799 ₹ 367 / monthRead More →

Mexican pension fund managers (Afores) have so far invested 460 billion pesos ($23 billion) in infrastructure. The pension regulator Consar wants to increase this amount to stimulate development and stimulate small projects. BNamericas spoke with Consar Director Iván Pliego Moreno about the relationship between the infrastructure sector and pension fundRead More →

The majority of commercial real estate assets held by European pension funds do not yet have strong ESG credentials, according to a report by Deepki. As our sister publication reports, European pensions, The Deepki Report on European Pension Funds: Integrating ESG into Commercial Real Estate Investing surveyed 250 European pensionRead More →

More than £100bn (€120bn) of the capital of the UK’s defined contribution (DC) pension scheme could be allocated to infrastructure investment, according to a report by one of the leading consultancies. country pension advice. Hymans Robertson’s article suggests that investing in infrastructure could “improve outcomes” for members of defined contributionRead More →

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday, April 4, to support a state Senate bill under which California’s public employee retirement system and teachers’ retirement system State of California would divest from fossil fuel companies. The council resolution, introduced by Councilman Paul Koretz, supports Senate Bill 1173 — co-authoredRead More →

Four of the five New York City Retirement Systems pension funds have reached agreements with 11 companies that will disclose workforce data annually, City Comptroller and Trustee Brad Lander announced Thursday. retirement plans. The companies are American Express, Anthem, Honeywell International, Illumina, Intuitive Surgical, Raytheon Technologies, Simon Property Group, TexasRead More →

Nigerian contributors often wonder where their pension contributions are invested and whether their funds are in safe hands. Therefore, it becomes imperative to explain the contributory pension scheme and how the pension contributions are invested by the administrators of the pension funds, PFAs. The Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) is aRead More →

Sweden’s financial watchdog, Finansinspektionen, is urging the country’s insurance and pension companies to check their solvency levels regularly amid the war between Russia and Ukraine, despite low exposure to the region. The watchdog said a recent survey it conducted, due to “the troubled economic situation created by Russia’s invasion ofRead More →

New York’s top financial stewards have welcomed the Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposed rule to require companies to disclose climate-related financial risks. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and City Comptroller Brad Lander welcomed the SEC’s proposal, saying environmental transparency is good for state and city pension plans. “This proposed rule willRead More →