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Trade body slams Myners review

The Association of Consulting Actuaries has attacked the Myners Review’s inquiry into institutional investment.

The ACA questions the conclusion that UK pension funds should invest more in venture capital projects, arguing there is no shortage of venture capital in the economy and it would be unwise to encourage trustees to invest in a high-risk market with generally poor returns.

It also says it is very difficult for pension funds to make such investments, and market trends make them increasingly unattractive.

The ACA also rejects the argument the fund management industry is too concentrated. It says there is plenty of diversity and competition.

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