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IPE special report May 2018

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UK

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Pensions at UK subsidiaries ‘an extra burden for French firms’

Fri, 18 May 2018By

Report finds British DB schemes account for third of French parent company liabilities 

Joanne Segars, LGPS Central

Joanne Segars to chair USS valuation expert panel

Fri, 18 May 2018By

Former PLSA CEO pledges regular reporting on panel’s work

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ITV to appeal after court rules in favour of UK pensions regulator

Fri, 18 May 2018By

Regulator says judgement sends ’clear message to companies with DB schemes’

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Carillion disclosures used as 'good practice' 12 months before bankruptcy

Fri, 18 May 2018By

FRC’s Financial Reporting Lab reflected views of investors, regulator says

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UK pension lifeboat fund to support Mothercare’s voluntary restructuring

Fri, 18 May 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

High street retailer provided ‘suitable assurances’ about pension schemes’ position, says PPF

tata steel uk will sponsor bsps2

Revamped British Steel scheme reports £2.2bn accounting surplus

Thu, 17 May 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

Steelworkers’ union calls for surplus to be passed on to members

Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer seals £1.4bn buy-in deals with Aviva, Phoenix Life

Thu, 17 May 2018By

Simultaneous buy-ins include Aviva’s biggest de-risking transaction and Phoenix’s first external deal

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M&G to transfer €39bn of non-sterling client assets to Luxembourg

Wed, 16 May 2018By

Transfers are in addition to €7bn from four funds that moved last year, asset manager says

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Clean energy investment needs policy clarity on carbon price, say MPs

Wed, 16 May 2018By

Committee says UK government must ‘urgently plug policy gap’ on pricing of carbon emissions

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Government must ensure cultural change at UK regulator, say politicians

Wed, 16 May 2018By

MPs set out stance on TPR and other regulators in report on collapse of Carillion

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National Grid seals £2bn longevity risk transfer with Zurich

Tue, 15 May 2018By

Deal is Zurich’s first large-scale longevity swap

Ireland

Legal & General sets up Irish base for post-Brexit business

Tue, 15 May 2018By

Central Bank of Ireland has authorised LGIM’s Dublin-based subsidiary; MFS plans Luxembourg expansion

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Sterling rebound dampens Church Commissioners’ 2017 return

Tue, 15 May 2018By

Church of England’s investment portfolio gains 7.1% as managers warn of subdued earnings in near term

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UK launches £500m venture capital fund to attract institutional money

Tue, 15 May 2018By

Launch from British Business Bank forms part of government’s aim to get more pension funds investing in VC

London

UK urged not to backtrack on auto-enrolment contribution hikes

Fri, 11 May 2018By

Pension coverage at record high but level of payments into DC funds still ‘inadequate’

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Broadcaster eradicates £83m pension deficit in first quarter

Fri, 11 May 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

ITV has reduced its net DB shortfall from £328m at the end of 2016 to zero at the end of March

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Industry urges caution as UK government mulls ESG rules for trustees

Fri, 11 May 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

Department for Work and Pensions is expected to publish the results of a consultation next month

BT

BT agrees £13bn funding plan to plug pension scheme deficit

Thu, 10 May 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

Telecoms group will pay £4.5bn in the enxt three years to improve the funding of the UK’s biggest single-employer scheme

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‘Clearer, quicker, tougher’: UK regulator sets out three-year plan

Thu, 10 May 2018By

TPR will hire more staff to implement new powers granted by UK government

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Pension Corp strikes £900m reinsurance deal with Prudential

Thu, 10 May 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

Latest transaction covers 7,500 pensioners across two UK pension schemes insured by PIC

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

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Carillion disclosures used as 'good practice' 12 months before bankruptcy

Fri, 18 May 2018By

FRC’s Financial Reporting Lab reflected views of investors, regulator says

tata steel uk will sponsor bsps2

Revamped British Steel scheme reports £2.2bn accounting surplus

Thu, 17 May 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

Steelworkers’ union calls for surplus to be passed on to members

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Sainsbury’s-Asda deal to come under regulatory scrutiny

Wed, 2 May 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

The Pensions Regulator steps in after intervention from parliamentary committee

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Matters of life and death

May 2018 (magazine)By

If left to their own devices at retirement, significant numbers are likely to run out of assets years before they die

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Resist the backlash against tech

May 2018 (magazine)By

Sometimes patterns are not clear until they are examined closely. In the hubbub of daily life it is easy to miss unfolding trends

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