FEATURED: The ACCESS Pool is seeking a UK Core direct real estate investment manager and a Global real estate (fund of funds) allocator

The ACCESS Pool, which consists of assets totalling c.£34bn on behalf of participating Pension Funds, is seeking a UK Core direct real estate investment manager and a Global real estate (fund of funds) allocator.

15th February 2019

The ACCESS LGPS Investment Pool transfers £7.4 billion into new sub-funds

Link Fund Solutions Ltd has recently launched a further tranche of Sub-Funds to bring the ACCESS ACS Pooled investments total to £8.6 billion, with additional pooling achieved by consolidating its index tracking investments now valued at £10.1 billion.

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10th December 2018

Press Release: Link Fund Solutions announces search for a Global Equity Manager for the LGPS ACCESS Pool

Link Fund Solutions have announced that they are working in partnership with Russell Investment Management to appoint a Global Equity Manager for the LGPS ACCESS Pool.

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24th August 2018

Press Release: Essex is announced as Host Authority and recruitment begins for a Programme Director

Essex County Council has been announced as the host authority for the ACCESS Support Unit (ASU). The ASU will be led by a Programme Director and will include a Contract Manager, technical leads and administration support.

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ACCESS announces FCA approved sub-fund

Link Fund Solutions Ltd, the ACCESS pool operator, has received approval from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for a global equity sub-fund for the pool.

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12th March 2018

ACCESS appoints Operator

The ACCESS pool has appointed Link Fund Solutions Ltd as its pool operator.

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14th December 2017

ACCESS consolidates passive equity mandates

The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) ACCESS pool (made up of eleven LGPS Shire County Administering Authorities) has consolidated its passive equity mandates, resulting in estimated savings of £5m per annum.

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1st November 2016

ACCESS pool seeks market input for external operator search

The ACCESS asset pool being formed by 11 Local Government Pension Schemes is carrying out a “market engagement process” to help it with the potential launch of a tender for an external provider of the pool’s investment vehicle.

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24th March 2016

Eleven LGPS funds join ACCESS as pooling plans move forward

Plans for a £33bn asset pool across 11 local government pension schemes have been formally launched following last month’s submission of an outline plan to government.

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19th February 2016

LGPS pooling plans submitted to ministers

Local authority pension schemes will today submit plans to government to pool their assets into so-called British Wealth Funds, with seven proposals now set to be submitted for approval.

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