North America: Pensions and Investment News and Analysis

Latest news and analysis of pensions, asset management, regulation and trends in North America from our award-winning journalists.

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Viewpoint: New UK government taskforce signals importance of ESG


There has been substantial progress in climate-related and governance issues, but social factors, have not always received as much attention.  

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‘Milestone’ reached as SEC proposes climate-related disclosure rule


Proposed US rule passed 3-1 by Commissioners and will be subject to 60-day comment period

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Letter from US: Upcoming court ruling could create complications for DC plan sponsors

February 2022 (Magazine)

By the first half of this year, the United States Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision that could affect the defined-contribution (DC) industry. The case is Hughes vs Northwestern University, one of about 150 similar class-action lawsuits filed nationally in the past few years, alleging that plan fiduciaries breached their duty of prudence under ERISA, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.