Monthly Archives: December 2011

Investment Briefing: Current opportunities in Bond Markets, December 2011

Recent market conditions present opportunities to long-term bond investors. In this briefing we consider two particular opportunities that we believe are relevant to pension schemes, which are briefly summarised here. Switching from fixed-interest gilts to corporate bonds The yields on long-term fixed-interest gilts has fallen sharply in recent months which has resulted in a widening […]

Cross Keys Homes awarded Pension Quality Mark Plus

Cross Keys Homes, Peterborough’s largest housing association, has become the first employer offering its staff membership of the Defined Contribution section of the Social Housing Pension Scheme (SHPS) to obtain the Pension Quality Mark. Lisa Glendye, head of HR at Cross Keys Homes, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the Pension Quality Mark […]

First Actuarial Strengthens Investment Consulting Practice

Mike Smaje has joined First Actuarial LLP as Director of Investment Services. Formerly a senior investment consultant and actuary with Towers Watson, Mike has 19 years’ industry experience. He will be based in First Actuarial’s Leeds office. First Actuarial Founder, Michael Hulme-Vickerstaff commented: “We are delighted to welcome Mike on board. His experience will be […]