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LA Forum publications provide a comprehensive overview of the end to end research and investment process across a range of asset classes.  Our aim is to help our members understand complex problems and plan efficiently.

Written and published for Local Authority officers, these thought provoking documents highlight investment issues, available options and trends in key areas of the UK's public sector pension scheme space.

Targeting investment officers, policy makers, industry specialists, and the pensions board in order to promote debate and understanding.  It is not intended for use directly in either market forecasting or for investment decision purposes, where specialist advice should be sought.

Please note: some of the media sources, publications or articles featured on LA Forum may require registration to gain access.

Interested parties should contact Mark Turnbull (Director: LA Forum) T: 01260 226610 E: mark@laforum.co.uk

Solace - Opportunity Knocks: An Alternative Manifesto

This ‘alternative manifesto’ creates a new vision of how better services could be delivered with local people. By setting a stress test against which political policies can be considered, it provides a mechanism to judge the likely effectiveness of future measures.

Date added: 12-01-2016

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Solace - Opportunity Knocks: An Alternative Manifesto

Quick reference guide: Engaging retailers on employee relations

This quick reference provides investors with an overview of why and how to engage retailers on employee relations, including red flags and engagement questions tested in a PRI-coordinated engagement. An investor guide on engaging retailers on employee relations provides greater detail on the case for engaging and describes how to engage on particular key aspects of employee relations, before providing a set of recommendations for future engagement.

Date added: 09-01-2016

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Quick reference guide: Engaging retailers on employee relations

Spence Johnson - Excellent Client Management Provides Tangible Added Value

In late 2014 Spence Johnson interviewed 41 UK pension fund decision makers responsible for assets in excess of £13 billion on the subject of client retention.  This was a repeat of similar research undertaken in 2008.  Excellent client management today could buy an extra 20 months in some cases which translates into income of over £300,000 on a £100 million mandate.  This buys a lot more client servicing within an asset manager.  The actual time and fee income secured are highly dependent upon mandate and fee level (source:  LCP for fee levels).

Date added: 06-10-2015

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Spence Johnson  - Excellent Client Management Provides Tangible Added Value

LCP Investment Management Fees Survey 2015

This is the fifth edition of the Lane Clark & Peacock LLP (LCP) Investment Management Fees Survey.  It provides an in-depth analysis of  investment management fees and related fee issues.  In total, our survey covers 45 separate asset classes, representing all of the main asset classes invested in by UK pension funds.

Date added: 06-10-2015

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LCP Investment Management Fees Survey 2015

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