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LGPS Central supports shareholder resolution at mining firm on anti-climate lobbying

LGPS Central supports shareholder resolution at mining firm on anti-climate lobbying

Posted September 11, 2019

LGPS Central will vote to support a shareholder resolution filed at BHP Ltd, the world’s largest mining company, recommending that the firm suspends membership of trade associations which lobby to undermine the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. Originally co-filed by a range of investors, including the Church of England Pensions Board, the resolution urges[…]

Double Delight as LGPS Central is shortlisted for two LAPF Investments awards

Double Delight as LGPS Central is shortlisted for two LAPF Investments awards

Posted August 29, 2019

We’re proud to announce that LGPS Central is a finalist in two categories at this year’s LAPF Investments Awards! We’ve been shortlisted in the ‘Pool of the Year’ category and our Director for Responsible Investment & Engagement, Michael Marshall, has been shortlisted for the ‘Outstanding Contribution of the Year’ award. Chief Executive Mike Weston said:[…]

LGPS Central Limited partners with KAS BANK on cost transparency

LGPS Central Limited partners with KAS BANK on cost transparency

Posted August 12, 2019

LGPS Central Limited has partnered with KAS BANK, the specialist provider of securities services to UK institutional pension schemes, for cost transparency collection and reporting. LGPS Central Limited will be leveraging KAS BANK’s cost transparency solution and data analytical expertise to assist with collecting cost information across the range of investment mandates for both  pooled[…]

LGPS Central Limited’s Emerging Markets Fund Goes Live

LGPS Central Limited’s Emerging Markets Fund Goes Live

Posted July 25, 2019

We’re pleased to announce our Emerging Markets Equity Active Multi-Manager Fund went live on Friday, 19 July. Three fund managers have been selected to manage the Fund; BMO Global Asset Management, UBS Asset Management Limited and Vontobel Asset Management, with each receiving a third of the total mandate. Colin Pratt, Investment Director, Manager of Managers[…]

LGPS Central pool holds first Responsible Investments Summit

LGPS Central pool holds first Responsible Investments Summit

Posted July 19, 2019

The LGPS Central pool was proud to host its first Responsible Investment Summit, ‘At the Heart of Investments’ in Birmingham last week. Pension Committee and Local Pension Board representatives from all of the Pool’s Partner Funds attended the event to hear about key Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues pension funds may need to take[…]

LGPS Central Limited receives FCA approval for All World Equity Climate Multi Factor Fund

LGPS Central Limited receives FCA approval for All World Equity Climate Multi Factor Fund

Posted July 3, 2019

We’re pleased to confirm that the LGPS Central Limited All World Equity Climate Multi Factor Fund has received approval from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Investment Director for Passive Equities, David Evans, said: “We’re really excited about the launch of this fund, which will support the fantastic responsible investment work that’s so important to us.[…]

Brave employees take on City Cycle Challenge!

Brave employees take on City Cycle Challenge!

Posted June 7, 2019

Eight fearless members of the LGPS Central Limited team will take part in Wolverhampton’s first ever City Cycle Challenge later this month, where they’ll have their resolve pushed to the ultimate limit as they compete against other teams in the city to cycle the furthest in a 40 minute sprint. All money raised will go[…]

LGPS Central Limited receives FCA approval for Corporate Bond Fund

LGPS Central Limited receives FCA approval for Corporate Bond Fund

Posted May 29, 2019

We’re delighted that our Global Active Investment Grade Corporate Bond Fund has received approval from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Investment Director for Fixed Income and Deputy CIO, Gordon Ross, said: “This is an important step in the process of the fund launch and we’re glad to have been given approval. “This not only fulfils[…]

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