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Competition and Markets Authority

Plenty of questions for CMA at pension industry event

Fri, 18 Jan 2019By

Watchdog to consult next month on draft ‘remedies’ for competition problems in consultancy, fiduciary management sectors

Liverpool

Merseyside, People’s Pension allocate to ESG smart beta funds

Fri, 18 Jan 2019By ,

UK schemes backing climate change themed funds to reduce carbon output while maintaining performance

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Border to Coast searches for multi-manager for global equities fund

Fri, 18 Jan 2019By

LGPS pool planning £5bn fund with allocation to multi-manager and direct managers

London skyline

London asset pool appoints permanent CEO

Thu, 17 Jan 2019By

Collective investment vehicle for London borough pension funds had been searching for more than a year for new boss

uk parliament

Brexit: Fund managers predict Article 50 extension

Wed, 16 Jan 2019By

Extension to negotiations is likely but many difficulties remain for all options, investors warn

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Scottish councils plan merger of bus driver pension schemes

Wed, 16 Jan 2019By

Strathclyde and North East Scotland pension funds to create £300m scheme for legacy pension arrangements

UK, EU flags

Frustration as UK parliament rejects Brexit deal

Wed, 16 Jan 2019By

‘Time is almost up,’ warns European Commission president as withdrawal agreement is overwhelmingly rejected

Nuclear power station

Joseph Mariathasan: Nuclear needs warming up

Mon, 14 Jan 2019By

Hitachi seems likely to abandon plans to build a nuclear power station in Wales due to a lack of firm investor commitments. This follows the abandonment by Toshiba of a nuclear project in Cumbria last year.

London skyline

DB consolidators pose covenant trade-off questions for trustees: study

Fri, 11 Jan 2019By ,

Trustees must weigh strength of existing sponsor covenant against replacement financial covenant

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FCA warns on 'technology-led' asset management decisions

Fri, 11 Jan 2019By

One of five issues in investment management that could threaten stability

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Industry working group to develop pension equalisation guidance

Thu, 10 Jan 2019By

UK regulator backs working group set up to produce best practice guidance following guaranteed minimum pension ruling

UK Supreme Court

Campaign group to challenge government power over LGPS investments

Thu, 10 Jan 2019By

Palestine Solidarity Campaign wins right to appeal a UK court ruling that could restrict public sector funds’ ability to divest from companies on ethical grounds

Phone

UK roundup: Cold-calling ban comes into force

Wed, 9 Jan 2019By

Plus: Local authority funds urge regulatory rethink on data standards

Earth from space

£42bn LGPS asset pool readies double global equity launch

Tue, 8 Jan 2019By

M&G and Longview have been appointed to run global equity mandates by the ACCESS LGPS pool

Wind turbines

LGPS pool backs renewables fund, begins EM equity search

Tue, 8 Jan 2019By

Legal & General, European Investment Bank and Trinity College Dublin all commit funds to wind and solar investment portfolio

Aston University, Birmingham

New USS valuation could slash deficit, ‘notably’ lower contributions

Mon, 7 Jan 2019By

Pension scheme seeks employer views on 31 March 2018 valuation, including raising retirement age 

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Investors ‘too risk averse’ on challenging executive pay – report

Fri, 4 Jan 2019By

Companies and investors wary of impact of cutting exec pay to potentially more socially acceptable levels

Solar panels

Pension Infrastructure Platform appoints new chief exec

Fri, 4 Jan 2019By

Mike Weston exits after four years at the helm of the asset owner-backed infrastructure specialist

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Analysis: First estimates of UK equality ruling costs emerge

Thu, 3 Jan 2019By

Equalising guaranteed minimum pensions estimated to cost between 0.2% and 1.7% of liabilities, according to early company estimates

Amsterdam

Equity slump increases chances of cuts at Dutch schemes

Thu, 3 Jan 2019By

Funding down by 4 percentage points to 104% on average in December, as UK also experiences declines

All Latest UK News

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UK retailers: tough times

September 2018 (magazine)By

High rents, online competition and lower consumer spending are all squeezing retailers, with implications for pensions

Consolidation: A way out for failing smaller schemes?

September 2018 (magazine)By Stephanie Hawthorne

Consolidation could provide economies of scale, wider investment opportunities and better governance for pension schemes

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Interview: Alan Rubenstein

September 2018 (magazine)By Stephanie Hawthorne

The Pension SuperFund CEO explains how the fund will work

A collective approach

September 2018 (magazine)By David Pitt-Watson, Hari Mann

A look at the benefits and pitfalls of collective pensions

Scotland’s LGPS: Don’t just dive in

September 2018 (magazine)By

Scottish local government pension funds looking to asset pool should carefully consider their options with a focus on their objectives

All Pensions in UK

Accountancy

Accounting roundup: IASB plans changes to hybrid scheme rules

Tue, 15 Jan 2019By

Plus: EFRAG and IASB to report later this year on hybrid discount rate rule; FRC audited Patisserie Valerie accounts

Aston University, Birmingham

New USS valuation could slash deficit, ‘notably’ lower contributions

Mon, 7 Jan 2019By

Pension scheme seeks employer views on 31 March 2018 valuation, including raising retirement age 

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Analysis: First estimates of UK equality ruling costs emerge

Thu, 3 Jan 2019By

Equalising guaranteed minimum pensions estimated to cost between 0.2% and 1.7% of liabilities, according to early company estimates

daniel ben ami

Double standards on trade

January 2019 (magazine)By

No wonder the discussion of trade is in such a tangle. The terminology around the subject is almost designed to cause confusion.

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Investing is not a zero-sum game

January 2019 (magazine)By

The rampant bull market of the past decade could already be a thing of the past and institutional investors are understandably nervous about the future

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