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uk election result compounds brexit uncertainty

Brexit: UK regulator warns on derivatives, reassures on passporting

Fri, 20 Jul 2018By

Financial Conduct Authority lays out vision for transition from EU to UK rulebooks

Department for Work and Pensions

ESG engagement proposals ‘neither practical nor purposeful’: PLSA

Wed, 18 Jul 2018By

Proposed requirement for statement on approach to member views would risk ‘greater confusion’

White cliffs of Dover, England, UK

Advisers, fiduciaries respond to ‘softer stance’ from competition regulator

Wed, 18 Jul 2018By

But some dispute the findings of adverse effects on market and customers from the CMA

London skyline

UK schemes must tender fiduciary contracts, competition body says

Wed, 18 Jul 2018By

CMA finds adverse effects on market competition in investment consulting and fiduciary management sectors

Voting

FRC finds support for stewardship code to mirror section 172 duty

Tue, 17 Jul 2018By

Support for signatories to report on how they considered wide range of stakeholders

St Paul's Cathedral, London

UK pensions sector rallies behind dashboard as government support stalls

Tue, 17 Jul 2018By

Pensions sector unites to urge political backing for dashboard concept

London aerial shot

Wider stakeholders and trust at heart of revised UK corp gov code

Mon, 16 Jul 2018By

New provision aims to enable board engagement with the workforce; FRC says formulaic pay systems should be rejected

Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, London

Royal Mail CDC plan ‘could transform UK landscape’

Mon, 16 Jul 2018By

Work and Pensions Select Committee calls for government to enable collective DC arrangements

Gold bars

NEST takes first steps into commodity investment

Mon, 16 Jul 2018By

CoreCommodity Management to run DC provider’s first segregated mandate

Canterbury Cathedral

Church investors set 2023 climate engagement deadline

Mon, 16 Jul 2018By

Companies that fail to address climate change in the next five years will be cut from the Church of England’s portfolios

Theresa May, UK prime minister

UK targets ‘enhanced equivalence’ for financial services post-Brexit

Fri, 13 Jul 2018By

Government publishes white paper setting out negotiating position  

Nestlé's corporate headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland

Russell appointed fiduciary for Nestlé’s Dutch pension fund

Fri, 13 Jul 2018By Sameer van Alfen,

€600m contract follows the termination of Nestlé’s in-house investment operations

Frank Field MP

Accounting roundup: UK politician demands answers over BHS audit

Fri, 13 Jul 2018By

Plus: Updated good practice guide for pension accounting; SIG faces investigation; FRC names firms under review

The UK's DB lifeboat fund has stepped in

UK lifeboat fund bolsters reserves despite record year for claims

Fri, 13 Jul 2018By

The Pension Protection Fund reported a £6.7bn surplus after taking on Carillion, British Steel schemes

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Asset management roundup: Natixis to buy 25% stake in US manager WCM

Thu, 12 Jul 2018By

Also: BMO to drop F&C brand, new Women in Finance charter signatories

Voting

UK roundup: £43bn asset pool hires Robeco for engagement mandate

Tue, 10 Jul 2018By ,

Plus: UK DB deficit falls back below £90bn; Engineering institute seals £50m de-risking deal

Lisbon, Portugal

Danish pension fund must resolve lawsuit in Portugal, UK court rules

Tue, 10 Jul 2018By

Investors including TDC and NZ Super cannot pursue Novo Banco in UK over loan to now-defunct Portuguese bank

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland, from Princes Street Gardens

Aviva poaches eight for equities teams from Standard Life Aberdeen

Mon, 9 Jul 2018By

SLI men follow Aviva’s new equities chief David Cumming

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Asset management roundup: BNPP partners with SME loan originator

Fri, 6 Jul 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

Plus: Russell Investments wins transition management mandate from France’s FRR

British Airways scheme in longevity swap deal

British Airways wins court appeal over discretionary pension increase

Thu, 5 Jul 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

Trustees of Airways Pension Scheme granted leave to appeal to Supreme Court over dispute dating from 2013

All Latest UK News

UK pensions: Looking ahead to pensions white paper

March 2018 (magazine)By Stephanie Hawthorne

Industry commentators do not expect radical changes to retirement legislation

Trustees: The right balance

March 2018 (magazine)By

The collapse of Carillion highlights just how difficult it is for pension fund trustees to influence the sponsoring company

Collective DC: Let's not go Dutch

March 2018 (magazine)By

The experience of collective defined schemes in the Netherlands illustrates shortcomings

Collective DC: Lukewarm response to CDC consultation

March 2018 (magazine)By

Only 36 entities made a submission to the select committee, and some influential UK names are absent

DB transfers: Freedom under fire

March 2018 (magazine)By Gill Wadsworth

Three years after its introduction, the liberation of pensions savings has been marred by accounts of poor advice and scams

All Pensions in UK

Voting

FRC finds support for stewardship code to mirror section 172 duty

Tue, 17 Jul 2018By

Support for signatories to report on how they considered wide range of stakeholders

Frank Field MP

Accounting roundup: UK politician demands answers over BHS audit

Fri, 13 Jul 2018By

Plus: Updated good practice guide for pension accounting; SIG faces investigation; FRC names firms under review

A view of Zurich, Switzerland

Accounting, de-risking moves bolster Swiss pension plan funding

Wed, 11 Jul 2018By

Liabilities fell by CHF3.6bn while investment returns added CHF900m.

Euros

Accounting body delays work on DB surplus refund rules

Tue, 3 Jul 2018By

International Accounting Standards Board wants its work on the controversial rule aligned with research into DC schemes

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Reasons to understand blockchain

July/August 2018 (magazine)By

The rise of blockchain architecture coincides with a period of falling trust in institutions

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