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Study Examines Herd Mentality in Pension Investing

Pension funds exhibit a herd mentality when formulating investment strategies, according to a new paper that studied the investment decisions of UK pension funds over the last 25 years. The paper, authored by David P. Blake, Lucio Sarno and Gabriele Zinna, claims that pension funds “display strong herding behavior” when making asset allocation ...
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UK Pensions Argue For Better Reporting Framework For Responsible Investments From Fund Managers

A coalition of UK pension funds is calling on fund managers to improve and increase disclosure of the social impact of their investments. Many of the pension funds in the coalition are taking an increased interest in socially and environmentally responsible investing. From IPE Real Estate: Over a dozen schemes with £200bn (€267bn) in assets – ...
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UK Parliament May Require Pensions to Disclose Contracts With Asset Managers

UK pension funds could soon be facing higher transparency standards after Parliament members proposed measures recently to force pension funds to disclose contracts with asset managers. From Investments and Pensions Europe: Michael German, a Liberal Democrat peer in the UK upper house, tabled an amendment to the current Pension Scheme Bill – legislating ...
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Study: Pension Trustees Spend Less Than 5 Hours Per Quarter Evaluating Investment Decisions

Survey results recently released by Aon Hewitt reveal that most pension trustees in the UK only spend about five hours each quarter evaluating investment decisions. The survey did find, however, that trustees were spending more time on investment evaluation in 2014 than they did in 2013. From Investment and Pensions Europe: Pension boards and trustees ...
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UK Study: Pension Funds Losing Money on Active Investment Strategies

A UK investment firm has released a study measuring the effectiveness of active versus passive investment strategies over the last five years. Their verdict: passive strategies outperform their active counterparts. From Every Investor: Research from Charles Stanley Pan Asset (CSPA), a specialist fiduciary and multi-asset investment manager, has found ...
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UK’s Largest Pension Fund Foresees “Difficult” Year

The UK’s Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), the country’s largest pension fund, is preparing for the possibility that its unfunded liabilities could be larger than reported, and its financial condition more serious than its 85 percent funding ratio might suggest. From Financial News: USS pays out £100 million worth of pensions a month, ...
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Could Climate Change Deplete Your Pension?

If oil, gas and coal companies were to face serious financial difficulty, the average person might anticipate the annoyance of a higher heating bill, or having to cough up more cash to fill up at the gas station. They probably don’t think about their pension—but maybe they should. Earlier this year, members of the British Parliament sent out a ...
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