German pension funds seek to build investments in alternative asset classes as they offer the prospect of higher returns in growing private markets and protection against rising inflation. The Versorgungsanstalt des Bundes und der Länder (VBL), the German supplementary pension institution for public sector employees, is considering increasing its allocationRead More →

Icelandic occupational pension fund Birta, the country’s fourth largest, has presented its investment policy for 2022 which shows a shift in some allocations towards equities and away from bonds. This follows the release of new annual policies from other Icelandic pension funds revealing a similar shift in investment priorities. BirtaRead More →

Market news Pension funds target road PPP projects Wednesday 08 December 2021 Zamara Group Chairman and CEO Sundeep Raichura speaks at the Panafric Hotel in Nairobi on October 18, 2018, during the Kenya Pension Fund Investment Consortium. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU | NMG By ELIZABETH KIVUVAMore from this author SummaryRead More →

Pension funds and other investors in general see private debt as an attractive alternative “for liquidity premiums” in Switzerland and beyond, Anna Demarmels, business development manager at IFM Investors Switzerland, told IPE. IFM – an asset management company owned by 23 Australian pension funds – operates a global infrastructure debtRead More →

Personal finance oi-Kuntala Sarkar | Posted: Saturday November 27th, 2021 11:15 AM [IST] The National Pension System (NPS) allows policyholders to accept asset allocation under G-Sec (government securities). The National Pension System (NPS), offered by the Indian government, allows policyholders to choose between active and automatic choices. NPS G-sec fundsRead More →

Can green investment save the planet? A new newsletter course from The Globe explores climate-friendly investing. Register today. The COP26 summit in Glasgow put major institutional investors in the spotlight as financiers of both climate change and solutions to combat it. With assets exceeding $ 2 trillion, Canada’s largest pensionRead More →

Dutch pension funds do not take any measures to protect their portfolios against rising inflation. Some funds believe they are already sufficiently protected while others believe that rising interest rates will protect their funding ratios. Trust managers Achmea Investment Management, Kempen and Blackrock have advised pension funds to increase inflationRead More →

[Courtesy] Pension funds increased their holdings of government papers by 274 billion shillings during the Covid-19 period. This scenario portends a nervous market that has been made worse by the impending general election. As of July 9, pension funds held 1.14 trillion shillings of government securities – treasury bills andRead More →

Swedish electric car battery maker Northvolt has completed a $ 2.75 billion (€ 2.26 billion) private placement led by Swedish national pension funds and Canadian investor Omers Capital Markets. Current Northvolt shareholders, which include Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Baillie Gifford and Volkswagen Group, also participated in the capital increase. NorthvoltRead More →

Fintech start-up ClearGlass Analytics has closed a £2.6 million ($3.6 million) funding round for its platform, which aims to create greater transparency about fees in the cloud market. long-term savings, such as pensions and the broader asset management market. The £2.6m round includes European VC Lakestar and Outward VC, asRead More →

The subject of the pension credit, a means-tested benefit that consists of two parts, the savings credit and the guarantee credit, was discussed on Monday during questions on real work and pensions in the House of Commons. communes. MPs posed questions to Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey and herRead More →

Good pensions fund good infrastructure. Good infrastructure pays for good pensions. This crucial relationship is only noticed when they both go missing, as the United States, United Kingdom, and several other countries discover. Having largely dismantled the company defined-benefit pensions of yesteryear, they are now struggling to turn fragmented individualRead More →

A once unthinkable collapse in global bond yields is forcing pension funds to buy bonds offering negative yields, jeopardizing the financial security of future retirees. U.S. institutions managing trillions of dollars in retirement savings — including California’s public employee retirement system, Sacramento — $376.3 billion — cut return expectations. Japan’sRead More →

Dan Petrella and Rick Pearson Chicago Tribune SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker’s administration on Thursday released a plan to deal with Illinois’ chronically underfunded public pensions that called for injecting more money from a proposed progressive income tax, spreading out the payments over a longer period, adding $ 2 billionRead More →

The retreat conclaves that were held around the turn of the decade were instructive affairs for people like me. This was the pre-National Pension System (NPS) era. Participants, typically policymakers, think tanks, fund managers and annuity providers, reflected on pension plan design, regulation, ecosystem and global best practices. Time wasRead More →

A superannuation plan is a retirement plan that requires an employer to make contributions to a pool of funds set aside for a worker’s future benefits. The fund pool is invested in the employee’s name, and earnings on the investments generate income for the retired worker. Pension fund assets mustRead More →