The newspaper blames the decline on volatile markets and a trend that has seen pension funds move towards specialist managers.
According to the survey, between 2000 and 2001,
- the value of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM)’s segregated pension business fell by 24.7% from £63.7 billion to £48 billion,
- Schroders Investment Management saw its segregated pension fund business decline by 27.7% from £53.8 billion to £38.9 billion,
- Deutsche Asset Management (DeAM) reported a decline of 7.9%,
- Barclays Global Investors saw a drop off of 7.2%,
- while the value of UBS Global Asset Management’s segregated pension business dropped by 12.2% from £26.9 billion to £23.6 billion.
On the other hand, according to the FT,
- Boston-based State Street Global Advisors recorded a 145.7% increase in its pension fund business from £4.4 billion to £10.8 billion,
- while Legal & General upped its business by 99.2%,
- Capital International saw an increase of 24.2%, and
- Morley Fund Management increased its business by 23.4%