Pension schemes may be suffering because too many are overweight in UK equities, according to Alexander Forbes.
The firm says trustees may benefit from lower volatility and higher returns by spreading their assets.
It has launched a free guide outlining how trustees and employers can allocate equities, which points to the possible benefits of investing overseas.
David Marlow, director at Alexander Forbes, says: “UK equities have been overweight in many schemes for far too long. Trustees may benefit from lower volatility and higher returns by spreading their assets.
“There will always be various risks associated with investing overseas and this guide has been designed to outline this to both trustees and employers.
“There is, however, no substitute for professional advice and we would encourage all scheme holders to contact one of our advisers for advice on their particular scheme.”
The guide is available to download from the Alexander Forbes website.
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From 6 April 2019