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Theresa May, UK prime minister

Chart of the Week: Sterling struggles as Brexit deal teeters on the brink

Fri, 16 Nov 2018By

The UK currency has fallen versus the dollar and the euro in the immediate aftermath of a draft agreement emerging

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UK appoints new work and pensions secretary amid reshuffle

Fri, 16 Nov 2018By

Amber Rudd appointed as the third head of the DWP this year and fourth under Theresa May’s leadership

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Insurers ‘may have to restructure de-risking deals’ after GMP ruling

Fri, 16 Nov 2018By

Consultancy group claims £50bn of insurance buy-ins could be affected by guaranteed minimum pension ruling 

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Essex pension fund tenders global property mandate

Fri, 16 Nov 2018By IPE Staff

Pension fund open to range of options for £250m allocation

Theresa May

Brexit: Investors respond as draft agreement emerges

Thu, 15 Nov 2018By

Asset managers and asset owners call for negotiators to protect interests of savers and investors

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Trustees call for regulator to take active role in UK cost disclosure

Thu, 15 Nov 2018By

Trustee body and Transparency Task Force say key questions remain after introduction of disclosure models

Esther McVey, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

UK work and pensions minister resigns over Brexit deal

Thu, 15 Nov 2018By

Esther McVey tendered her resignation after prime minister Theresa May presented a draft Brexit agreement last night

Yorkshire

LAPFF chair Ian Greenwood dies

Wed, 14 Nov 2018By IPE Staff

Bradford Council and local government colleagues pay tribute to chair of Northern Pool and West Yorkshire Pension Fund

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Public pension funds push back at criticism of climate strategies

Tue, 13 Nov 2018By

Friends of the Earth claimed some of the UK’s biggest funds were climate change ‘laggards’

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NEST launches ‘sidecar’ savings project

Tue, 13 Nov 2018By

Trial will test the use of an auto-enrolment-style ‘rainy day’ savings pot alongside pension fund

Euros

Mandate roundup: UK pension pool confirms £1bn smart beta allocation

Mon, 12 Nov 2018By IPE Staff

Plus: Family office hunts securitised credit investor; Danish foundation wants EM manager; German state appoints Hermes EOS

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EU regulator proposes derivatives fix in case Brexit talks fail

Fri, 9 Nov 2018By

ESMA floats temporary solution for transferring uncleared derivatives contracts to EU counterparties

Professor Chris Sier

Chris Sier launches data platform to analyse investment charges

Fri, 9 Nov 2018By

Sier chaired the industry working group that came up with the UK’s new cost disclosure models

UK Supreme Court

UK charity denied permission to lower indexation in landmark case

Thu, 8 Nov 2018By

But a bigger case for UK pension schemes is on the horizon

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UK roundup: ITV in discussions over contingent asset deal

Thu, 8 Nov 2018By

Plus: DB consolidator appoints service providers ahead of launch; RPMI Railpen reappoints BNY Mellon as custodian

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UK formally launches cost disclosure templates

Wed, 7 Nov 2018

PLSA, Investment Association and LGPS Advisory Board are backing the Cost Transparency Initiative

London

UK asset management body calls for bond market data boosts

Wed, 7 Nov 2018By

Proposals formulated in light of best execution requirement under MiFID II

Royal Mail

UK government publishes CDC consultation ‘based on Royal Mail plan’

Tue, 6 Nov 2018By

Department for Work and Pensions seeks industry feedback on how to address member communication and intergenerational fairness

Sterling

Equality ruling, equity markets push UK schemes into the red

Mon, 5 Nov 2018By

GMP equalisation estimated to add £15bn to liabilities in October

Shell

Shell’s in-house manager eyes property loans, alternative credit

Mon, 5 Nov 2018By Tjibbe Hoekstra

Shell Asset Management Company spots new opportunities as QE continue to suppress listed bond yields

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

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Corporate reporting bodies aim for alignment on sustainability standards

Mon, 12 Nov 2018By

New two-year project responds to market demand

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Chart of the Week: Angela Merkel begins a long ‘auf wiedersehen’

Fri, 2 Nov 2018By

German equity investors have enjoyed the 13 years since the chancellor first took power

Stephen Haddrill, CEO, FRC

Chief executive of audit watchdog to step down amid independent probe

Fri, 2 Nov 2018By

Stephen Haddrill has led the Financial Reporting Council since 2009

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UK roundup: GMP revision costs ‘could outweigh benefits’

Fri, 2 Nov 2018By

Plus: Manchester university staff to vote on strike action over pension changes; smaller companies open to master trust switching

Accountancy

Accounting roundup: Rulemakers risk running out of time, IASB chair warns

Thu, 1 Nov 2018By

Also: UK questioned over EFRAG conflict; PIRC’s concerns over troubled bakery; FRC urges annual reports shake-up

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