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UK publishes plan for introduction of CDC schemes

Mon, 18 Mar 2019By

Authorisation and communication at heart of framework – but former minister warns first schemes could still be years away

books research

ESG roundup: Corporate reporting alignment project moves ahead

Mon, 18 Mar 2019By

Plus: PPF backs Transition Pathway Initiative, BNPP AM tightens coal policy

has the climate changed for sustainable investing

Five managers to run £1bn public pension sustainable equity mandate

Fri, 15 Mar 2019By

West Midlands leads development of ‘sustainable equity framework’ for LGPS Central funds

Chris Hannon, trustee chair of Railways Pension Scheme

UK’s £29bn Railways Pension Scheme names new trustee chair

Fri, 15 Mar 2019By

Existing trustee director Chris Hannon to take over from John Chilman

Clifton Suspension Bridge Bristol

Mandate roundup: Brunel activates search for ‘flagship’ equities fund

Thu, 14 Mar 2019By IPE Staff

Plus: Austrian banking institute and Asian institutional investor searches live on IPE Quest 

Hinkley Point nuclear

Nuclear pension plan hones in on £40m bulk annuity

Thu, 14 Mar 2019By

Combined Nuclear Pension Plan plans to enter into a buyout and wind up its GPS EnergySolutions section

EU Brexit meeting

A Brexit checklist for UK pension funds

Thu, 14 Mar 2019By Faye Jarvis

Hogan Lovells’ Faye Jarvis explores what the UK’s departure from the EU could mean for pension fund trustees

Scotland

ESG roundup: Scottish pension fund backs sustainability strategy

Thu, 14 Mar 2019By

Plus: L&G’s auto-enrolment master trust selects ESG fund for default strategy

The Houses of Parliament, London

UK moves to enact changes to consultant, fiduciary sectors

Wed, 13 Mar 2019By

Government pledges to legislate for CMA recommendations that require tendering for fiduciary contracts

Theresa May

Asset managers urged to implement ‘no-deal’ Brexit plans

Wed, 13 Mar 2019By

Prime minister Theresa May loses vote on withdrawal agreement; ‘No deal’ to be debated today

ice floes climate change

Regulators set up climate risk monitoring committee

Tue, 12 Mar 2019By

FCA, PRA and 15 financial services companies to meet three times a year to lead the regulatory approach to climate change

Westminster, London

UK companies to keep EU accounting standards post-Brexit

Tue, 12 Mar 2019By

Government proposes powers to adopt EU-led standards beyond the UK’s exit from the bloc

Accountancy

UK to replace audit regulator after damning review

Tue, 12 Mar 2019By

Investors voice support as Kingman review to be enacted by government

UK, EU flags

UK pensions body downgrades PensionsEurope membership

Fri, 8 Mar 2019By

PLSA relinquishes board seat as it reassesses priorities in the lead up to the UK exiting the EU

cvas and the changing shape of uk retail

​UK schemes set for 2.5% fall in liabilities after CMI model revamp

Fri, 8 Mar 2019By

Life expectancy at age 65 is around five months lower for both males and females, CMI reports

Male female symbols

Dutch pension funds ‘falling short’ on board diversity

Fri, 8 Mar 2019By ,

Plus: Nordea launches gender diversity fund; investors to target board membership during AGM season

birmingham a driver of growth in the knowledge based economy

UK public pension pool names corporate bond managers

Wed, 6 Mar 2019By

Fidelity and Neuberger Berman bag mandate for £44bn investment collaboration

Magnifying glass, search

Mandate roundup: €300m up for grabs in trio of IPE Quest tenders [updated]

Tue, 5 Mar 2019By IPE Staff

Three investors are hunting managers for mandates via IPE’s RFP service, IPE Quest.

Governance at UK pension schemes 'not fit for purpose'

Church investors to take hardline stance on executive pay, climate change

Mon, 4 Mar 2019By

£21bn investor group lays out its plans to challenge companies on pay, pensions, tax, emissions, and diversity

FCA building

UK regulator demands improvement on ‘misleading’ fee disclosure

Fri, 1 Mar 2019By Elizabeth Pfeuti

Asset managers ‘generally do not disclose all associated costs and charges’ and could face further regulatory action

All Latest UK News

Deficits: All set for a bumpy ride

March 2019 (Magazine)By Stephanie Hawthorne

Choppy markets, economic uncertainity and Brexit are among the issues faced by UK sponsors and trustees

Funding: Where do pension funds end?

March 2019 (Magazine)By Danny Vassiliades

Identifying the funding horizon means balancing objectives and expectations, particularly given likely prescriptive new funding rules

CDC: Proposals gain approval

March 2019 (Magazine)By

The UK government has proposed collective defined contribution schemes. The model is gaining traction after an initially lukewarm response

susan martin

LGPS pooling: Funds under pressure to comply

March 2019 (Magazine)By

About 30% of assets have been absorbed by the new LGPS pools

john wooton

Fiduciary managers: A healthier market?

March 2019 (Magazine)By Gill Wadsworth

Standardisation of data provision could prove essential to driving greater competition in UK fiduciary management 

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Westminster, London

UK companies to keep EU accounting standards post-Brexit

Tue, 12 Mar 2019By

Government proposes powers to adopt EU-led standards beyond the UK’s exit from the bloc

Accountancy

UK to replace audit regulator after damning review

Tue, 12 Mar 2019By

Investors voice support as Kingman review to be enacted by government

daniel ben ami

The euro crisis is not over

March 2019 (Magazine)By

The euro’s existential crisis subsided several years ago but it would be wrong to assume it has disappeared. The forces that could undermine its integrity have not vanished.

carlo svaluto moreolo

Shunning the UK is a mistake

March 2019 (Magazine)By

Continental investors hold nuanced views on Brexit. It is fair to say, however, that they generally see its impact as a negative factor for the UK economy, at least in the short term.

nick reeve

Lessons from Down Under

March 2019 (Magazine)By

As Australia is one of the world’s largest DC markets, the recent government-backed inquiry into financial services deserves a closer look

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