Pension Funds


UK pension funds trail Scandinavia for start-up investment

Venture capital investment is down across Europe, but AI is bucking the trend


Jeremy Hunt unveils pension reforms to boost UK start-ups  

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt's pension reforms include more investment for start-ups and making it easier to buy and sell shares


Call for pension “super funds” to help UK science and tech start-ups

New pension super funds could limit the flow of UK tech and life sciences start-ups choosing to go overseas for listing and investment


Pension funds freed up to invest in tech next year

Science minister George Freeman has outlined the government’s plans to support investment in UK tech companies

Venture Capital Funding

‘Sunak should get serious about pensions backing VCs’ says Lord O’Neill

The Government is being held hostage by trying to reduce national debt, says influential economist. What it needs to do is have a coherent long-term investment strategy to grow UK business, says Lord O'Neill


Rishi Sunak pushes for pension funds to invest in tech start-ups

Chancellor announces consultation on changing regulatory charge cap for pension schemes, unlocking potential billions for investment


Key to tech investment lies in hands of pension holders, says Sunak

Chancellor says its up to those who pay in to pensions to tell institutions they want to invest in fast-growth tech start-ups

Financial Management

Using a pension to fund the business after war upheaval

When Michelle Gill decided to return to the UK to help run her father's business, the last thing on her mind was their pensions. But, they proved to be a business saviour.

Alternative Finance for Business

Pension-led funding to fuel business growth

Despite numerous government initiatives to stimulate bank lending, it appears no easier to secure vital capital for growth.


Business Bank could be eclipsed by pension funds for finance support

Director pension funds could unlock more than ten times the amount of funding support for small and medium-sized enterprises as the new Business Bank, claims an industry specialist.

Alternative Finance for Business

Pension-led business funding for SMEs

Adam Tavener, chairman of Clifton Asset Management, looks at a form of business funding few financial and policy decision makers are aware of.


Pension funds increase alternative deals

Pension funds are increasing their investments in alternative assets such as private equity at the expense of equities, according to an annual survey by the NAPF.