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.
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Around 45 councils across England share a chief executive and senior management team in about 20 different partnerships.
Date added: 01-02-2017
To help trustees and governance professionals.
The landscape for cost and charge discovery is rapidly changing for the better due to factors such as improving investor awareness, calls for increased cost transparency by industry bodies, regulatory and market initiatives and pressure to reduce pension fund deficits. The recent Asset Management Market Study – Interim report by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the potential impact it could have on institutional investors and their future governance arrangements is a good case in point.
The purpose of this guide is to assist the governance process in measuring and managing transaction costs, pooled fund costs and segregated mandate costs. The guide has been written in collaboration with Sunil Chadda, an experienced investment costs specialist and we believe it is the most comprehensive and detailed guide to investment costs and Value for Money available in the UK today.
Henrik Pedersen, Managing Partner & Co-Founder of CLERUS said:
“The onus is now on pension fund trustees and governance professionals to demand transparency on all costs and charges related to the management of retirement funds and to assess if they provide ‘Value for Money’. We hope this Guide will be a useful tool to assist them in this pursuit.”
Date added: 22-12-2016
In this paper, LAPFF sets out how central figures in the accounting profession have consistently argued that the law is different to what the legislation provides; a clear example of regulatory capture (December 2015).
Date added: 13-09-2016
Good corporate governance is not an end in itself. It is a means to create market confidence and business integrity, which in turn is essential for companies that need access to equity capital for long term investment. Access to equity capital is particularly important for future oriented growth companies and to balance any increase in leveraging. The updated G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance (the Principles) therefore provide a very timely and tangible contribution to the G20 priority in 2015 to support investment as a powerful driver of growth.
Date added: 06-10-2015