Category Archive: Pensions Industry

Rush University Medical Center and NEPC use RiskFirst’s PFaroe – news covered by the specialist press

RiskFirst’s pension risk analytics platform, PFaroe, was selected by NEPC and adopted by Rush University, allowing both organisations to work together more effectively on risk analysis and plan decision making, and to improve collaboration and effectiveness of asset-liability management strategies. Alex Wiggins, Associate Vice President, Treasury, Rush University Medical Center, comments: “Having direct access to …

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Lockton adopts RiskFirst’s PFaroe to meet pension plans’ demand for holistic analytics

Lockton – a global provider of risk management, employee benefits, and retirement consulting services – has adopted RiskFirst’s real-time risk analytics platform, PFaroe, to analyze clients’ pension plans and optimize assets and liabilities to strategically manage plan risk. Furthermore, Pam Devling, Vice President and Consulting Actuary at Lockton says: “Pension plan sponsors have been underserved …

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ICC Banking Commission’s Olivier Paul discusses trade finance as an investment in GTNews

Among bankers, trade finance has been known as an attractive low-risk asset class for decades, yet it has been less obvious to institutional investors. Olivier Paul, Head of Policy at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Banking Commission explains how this is now changing. Indeed, there are significant opportunities to increase uptake of trade finance …

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RiskFirst case study looks at how NEPC uses PFaroe to provide innovative and tailored solutions

NEPC is one of the industry’s largest independent, full-service investment consulting firms, serving 347 clients with total assets of over US$920 billion. The firm has thought-leadership and innovation at its core, and was one of the very first industry adopters of LDI solutions. RiskFirst’s latest case study looks at NEPC’s adoption of its risk management …

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RiskFirst case study looks at how Centrica uses PFaroe to empower its pension risk management

Centrica Combined Common Investment Fund, which supports three separate pension schemes at Centrica with a combined total of £7.5 billion in assets, is at the vanguard of pension risk management and asset allocation. Indeed, the fund was recently recognised as the leading corporate pension fund above €5 Billion at the Chief Investment Officer Innovation Awards, while …

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Censeo adopting RiskFirst’s PFaroe platform covered by specialist press

UK-based Censeo Actuaries & Consultants has adopted RiskFirst’s PFaroe platform to enhance its defined benefit (DB) pension clients’ understanding and implementation of integrated risk management. PFaroe will allow Censeo to offer daily asset and liability valuations, as well as more sophisticated investment advice, facilitating more effective scheme risk management and clearer identification of triggers for …

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Writing for Property Week, S&P allays fears over investment in the UK’s private rental sector following Budget statement

With the release of the Chancellor’s Budget last month, new taxes on property raised concerns among UK investors. However, in an opinion piece for leading real estate magazine Property Week, Michael Wilkins, managing director of infrastructure finance at Standard and Poor’s, argues that the attractiveness of the UK’s private rental sector (PRS) is likely to …

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S&P’s report on the growth of the UK’s Private Rented Sector covered by the specialist press

High demand for rental homes is seeing investment flow into the British Private Rental Sector (PRS). According to a new S&P report, ‘Generation Rent’, the market has doubled in the past 25 years to close to 20% of the total housing stock, and this share is set to grow further. The report shows that assets …

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What to look for when investing in infrastructure: S&P writes for FT pensions title

Writing for the Financial Times’ Pensions Expert, Michael Wilkins, Managing Director of Infrastructure Finance at Standard & Poor’s, argues that while Europe needs more infrastructure, austerity means the public sector cannot meet the demand for the necessary investment – indeed, the UK alone posts a current deficit of about £60 billion. Wilkins explains that the …

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New year, new Momentum: RiskFirst’s latest client win picked up by the financial press

Momentum Investment Solutions & Consulting (Momentum ISC) is the latest to adopt RiskFirst’s market-leading risk management platform, PFaroe, as it targets growth in the UK investment consulting space. The ISC team, which was formed in August 2014, already has over £10 billion of assets under advice, and is focusing on large defined benefit (DB) pension sponsors and …

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