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    1. July 4, 2014

      BT pension fund strikes deal to hedge longevity risk

      BT’s pension scheme has moved to hedge the financial risk of paying out more to pensioners if they live longer than expected...

    2. July 1, 2014

      BT faces big payments to plug pension deficit

      BT will potentially have to pay twice as much as it now does every year to address a worsening deficit in its pension plan....

    1. March 2, 2014

      Movers & shakers: March 3

      ● Tony Fenner-Leitão has resigned as chief executive of Winton Capital, the $25bn hedge fund, after deciding to relocate for...

    2. February 3, 2014

      BT Group pension shortfall rises to £7.3bn

      The shortfall in BT Group’s pension scheme rose in the fourth quarter from its level three months earlier, confounding...

    3. September 15, 2013

      BT pension scheme bets on emerging markets

      The £38.8bn BT Pension Scheme, the UK’s largest private pension fund, is planning to increase its exposure to emerging...

    4. May 5, 2013

      BT to reveal sharp rise in pension scheme deficit

      BT will reveal a jump in the deficit of its pension scheme next week in full-year results that are expected to unveil...

    5. February 7, 2013

      Pension funds wary of UK infrastructure

      The UK government dreams of pension funds piling money into the country’s infrastructure but investors are slow to commit,...

    6. October 21, 2012

      GCP responds to investor demand

      Fresh evidence has emerged of the strong demand for infrastructure investment in the UK. Gravis Capital Partners’...

    7. September 16, 2012

      Politics a big risk, warns Hermes

      Political risk in the developed world is higher than it has been for at least two generations and investors need to factor...

    8. May 30, 2012

      BT Pension Scheme buys Thames Water stake

      BT Pension Scheme is to acquire a 13 per cent stake in Thames Water, Britain’s biggest water supplier by revenues, in a deal...

    9. FT Alphaville

      March 23, 2012

      Pension deal at BT

      The pensions deficit at BT will be eliminated over a 10 year period – £2bn up front, followed by nine annual payments...

    10. November 28, 2011

      Pension funds need convincing on infrastructure

      George Osborne, UK finance minister, has made much of pension funds backing infrastructure projects. The idea has become an...

    11. November 3, 2011

      Broadband sales boost BT profits

      A sharp increase in the number of broadband customers for BT, the UK’s leading fixed-line phone company, underpinned...

    12. August 28, 2011

      Sustainability ranks low with funds

      Too few UK pension funds are adopting responsible investment approaches, according to the UK Sustainable Investment and...

    13. November 21, 2010

      Hermes banks on commodities’ lure

      Hermes, the fund manager owned by BT Pension Scheme, believes commodities will be one of the main strategies that drives its...

    14. October 5, 2010

      Cutbacks hit Tribal as state contracts dry up

      The coalition government’s value-for-money crackdown on public-sector consultants has taken its toll on Tribal Group, the...

    15. June 6, 2010

      Colin Melvin: Expert in how to be a good owner

      The focus on corporate governance that has followed the financial crisis has been good for the business Colin Melvin...

    16. December 31, 2009

      Hermes to show result of two-year overhaul

      Hermes, the fund manager owned by the BT Pension Scheme, will next month reveal the fruits of a two-year shake-up that it...

    17. December 30, 2009

      Hermes to reveal result of two-year overhaul

      Hermes, the fund manager owned by the BT Pension Scheme, will next month reveal the fruits of a two-year shake-up that it...

    18. FT Alphaville

      November 12, 2009

      The law of intended consequences - BT edition

      Efforts by the world’s central banks to push down long-term lending rates has many benefits, but also some nasty side...

    19. July 19, 2009

      Spoilt for choice on ex-banking employees

      Asset managers keen to recruit new talent have never had it so good as banks, reeling from the financial crisis, have cut...

    20. July 12, 2009

      Rupert Clarke: Talent spotter at the helm of Hermes

      Hermes has been bucking the trend over the past 18 months by hiring rather than firing people. The UK asset manager, which...

    21. June 1, 2009

      Hermes hires new head of investment

      Hermes Fund Managers has appointed a head of investment to lead a planned expansion of the company. Saker Nusseibeh joins...

    22. FT Alphaville

      May 14, 2009

      BT, pensions and the NHS

      Preliminary results from BT were out on Thursday and proved to be pretty much in line with (low-ball) expectations. But a...

    23. April 26, 2009

      Pensions change criteria for managers

      Pension schemes are changing the way they select fund managers, putting environmental, social and governance issues at the...

    24. January 11, 2009

      Long term ‘engagement’ for a stable system

      Colin Melvin, chief executive of Hermes Equity Ownership Services, is in the pleasant position of running a business that is...

    25. FT Alphaville

      January 8, 2009

      Hermes changes strategy amid losses

      Hermes, manager of the UK’s largest pension scheme, has called a halt to restructuring plans following the poor performance...

    26. January 8, 2009

      Hermes delays restructuring on bad performance

      Hermes, manager of the UK's largest pension scheme, has called a halt to restructuring plans following the dire performance...

    27. January 7, 2009

      Fund losses at Hermes force strategy change

      Hermes, manager of the UK’s largest pension scheme, has called a halt to restructuring plans following the poor performance...

    28. October 26, 2008

      South-east Asia gets governance fund

      Hermes Equity Ownership Services has launched a south-east Asian fund to promote good corporate governance in what it says...

    29. October 22, 2008

      King’s Cross project rescued at 11th hour

      The £2bn ($3.3bn) redevelopment of the King’s Cross area of central London has secured an 11th-hour funding package for its...

    30. September 28, 2008

      BT fund expected to raise hedge allocation

      A major British pension scheme is expected to increase its allocation to hedge funds, despite the recent travails of the...

    31. September 26, 2008

      On the move . . .

      UBS may be hoping that Jeffrey Mayer's experience at Bear Stearns will help the Swiss bank steer clear of the abyss. Mr...

    32. August 3, 2008

      Former Gartmore chief to chair Hermes

      Glyn Jones, former chief executive of investment managers Gartmore and briefly of Thames River Capital, is stepping up to...

    33. July 10, 2008

      Hermes starts move towards boutique funds

      Hermes, the fund management group owned by the BT Pension Scheme, has taken its first step towards reshaping itself and...

    34. July 10, 2008

      Hermes to shake up its activist funds

      Hermes, the fund management group owned by the BT Pension Scheme, has taken its first step towards turning itself into a...

    35. July 10, 2008

      Hermes starts move towards boutique funds

      Hermes, the fund management group owned by the BT Pension Scheme, has taken its first step towards reshaping itself and...

    36. May 4, 2008

      Greater returns on varied exposure

      In 2005 Hermes, manager of the BT Pension Scheme, the UK’s biggest pension fund, took a brave step out of mainstream...

    37. December 8, 2007

      Breaking with convention

      Institutional investors have moved billions from mainstream markets to alternative assets in the past year. Their rationale...

    38. FT Alphaville

      December 5, 2007

      UK’s Hermes travels new route

      Hermes, the UK activist investor, has embarked on a radical shake-up to speed expansion plans and increase its independence...

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