The NAPF represents 1,300 pension schemes from all parts of the economy and 400 businesses providing essential services to the pensions industry. Our members provide pensions for 16m people and collectively hold assets of approximately £900bn. How those assets are invested is crucial not only to the individual scheme members but also to the UK economy as a whole.
We at the NAPF take a proactive role in all aspects of investments. We work with our members and the investment community to inform, consult and represent investment views across all forums involved in the pension industry.
Working alongside our members, government and the regulators, our objective is to ensure that pension funds are armed with information regarding suitable investments and have a collective voice on proposed changes to investment regulation.
Our current initiatives include:
- Engaging in the debate around low gilt yields and the impact of the current economic environment on asset allocation strategies;
- Considering the implications of the economic outlook for pension funds when trading off risk and return;
- Deepening awareness of alternative asset classes and the diversification strategies being used by pension funds.
We provide on-going support to our members through regular training, information sharing and roundtable sessions. Our annual industry-leading Investment Conference attracts over 700 delegates and represents an unique opportunity to discuss and develop investment themes and strategies.
For further information, and to help shape the NAPF’s investment policy work, please contact email@example.com
Derivatives regulation NAPF position paper - March 2012 revision03 April 2012
An updated version of the NAPF’s Position Paper on the EU Derivatives Regulation (EMIR).
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Derivatives:A practical guide to trustees' responsibilities07 December 2011
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Quantitative Easing: the pension scheme perspective 08 November 2011
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CPI-linked gilts NAPF response to UK Debt Management consultation 28 September 2011
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Accounting for Pensions06 September 2011
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GIPS Exposure Draft Guidance Statement on Real Estate: UKIPC response10 December 2010
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GIPS Exposure Draft Guidance Statement on Verification: UKIPC response10 December 2010
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Investment Governance Group: Responses to consultation on DC investment governace08 November 2010
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Investment Governance Group: Looking after your DC plan08 November 2010
The Investment Governance Group (IGG) sets out a practical framework of principles and best practice guidance to help those running work-based DC schemes improve their investment decision-making and scheme governance....
Financial regulation: NAPF response to HM Treasury consultation22 October 2010
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