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NEST, Railpen plug cyber security advice gap for pension fund trustees

Mon, 11 Nov 2019By

High-profile pension investors warn their peers about cyber security risk in their portfolios

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Tesco’s strike-off bid fails to halt investor lawsuit [updated]

Thu, 7 Nov 2019By

Investors claim Tesco made misleading statements about its profits

Flooded streets

New pensions climate risk group targets consultation in early 2020

Thu, 7 Nov 2019By

Group was set up by the pensions regulator together with government departments

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Accounting roundup: FRC targets ESG for next reporting season

Wed, 6 Nov 2019By

PIRC suggests FRC ignored s172, IASB completes hedge accounting amendments

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Authorisation regime slashes size of UK master trust market

Wed, 6 Nov 2019By

Market now comprises 53 fewer schemes, with one new prospective entry being assessed

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London pension pool launches infra fund, preps real estate vehicles [updated]

Mon, 4 Nov 2019By ,

Six London pension funds commit £399m to London CIV’s infrastructure fund 

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UK roundup: FTSE350 pension deficit shrinks as bond yields rise

Mon, 4 Nov 2019By

Plus: Government responds to cross-party MPs on costs and transparency, private members’ bill introduced

Department for Work and Pensions

DWP cites Swedish example in consultation on pension statements

Fri, 1 Nov 2019By

Pensions minister threatens regulation if no action from industry

Brydon Review: Call for deeper, wider audits

November 2019 (Magazine)By Elisabeth Jeffries

UK review reveals stakeholders would like more information on company prospects and risks

Guy Opperman, UK minister for pensions and financial inclusion

UK minister reassures on pensions bill, challenges and chides on ESG

Thu, 31 Oct 2019By

Opperman urges trustees to use their ‘immeasurable capacity to make a difference’

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UK workplace pensions reform in limbo after general election vote

Wed, 30 Oct 2019By

First substantive hearing on pension schemes bill was supposed to be held today

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British Airways accelerates pension funding recovery measures

Mon, 28 Oct 2019By

Company to pay an extra £150m in annual fixed contributions until 2023

Pounds sterling

​Auto-enrolment irons out gender gap in UK pensions participation

Fri, 25 Oct 2019By

More 20-somethings now saving for pension thanks to AE, pensions regulator reports


Fiduciary market growing, ESG action minimal, says survey

Thu, 24 Oct 2019By

Assets under management up 21%, number of mandates 10%

Aviva, London

Aviva Staff Pension Scheme agrees £1.7bn buy-in with sponsors Aviva

Thu, 24 Oct 2019By

Bulk annuity is on top of a £5bn longevity swap the scheme completed in 2014

Financial Reporting Council (FRC)

FRC reworks stewardship definition in more demanding Code

Thu, 24 Oct 2019By

New Stewardship Code sets the bar higher, reflecting changing expectations of investors and industry developments

Hammersmith Bridge, London

​Inflation measure changes could shift pension funding by up to 10%

Wed, 23 Oct 2019By

Consultancy says prospective new measure could be 1% a year less than current RPI

Gareth Mostyn, Church Commissioners CEO

Church of England investment arm names new chief executive

Wed, 23 Oct 2019By

Current CEO Andrew Brown will retire at the end of January

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UK roundup: BlackRock creates head of LGPS role

Tue, 22 Oct 2019By ,

Plus: DWP plans general levy hike, schemes urged to equalise GMPs

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​Netherlands, Denmark first class in Melbourne Mercer pensions index

Mon, 21 Oct 2019By

Employers may have to do more to close pensions gap in C+ rated UK, says consultancy

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UK: ESG moves up the trustee agenda

September 2019 (Magazine)By

UK pension scheme trustees now bear the responsibility to weigh ESG and climate change risks more explicitly

bolan butcher

Welcome to the feedback age

September 2019 (Magazine)By Gail Wadsworth

DC funds are increasingly employing focus groups to gain insight into the motivations of their members. But pensions are not as easy to review as hotels or restaurants


The future of trusteeship

September 2019 (Magazine)By Stephanie Hawthorne

The Pensions Regulator is aiming to tackle poorly run UK pension schemes, and has designs on the role that trustees can play

helen dean

NEST: More than a pension

September 2019 (Magazine)By

NEST’s Insight unit is looking at how to improve pensions outcomes for the less fortunate 

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Funding: Striking the right balance

September 2019 (Magazine)By ,

Companies need to find the right balance between making pension deficit contributions and paying dividends to shareholders

All Pensions in UK

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Bold thinking needed

November 2019 (Magazine)By

Muted and constrained economic growth, continued low yields and quantitative easing, combined with a poor investment return outlook, loom over Europe’s pension sector.

daniel ben ami

Bond bubble threatens emerging markets

November 2019 (Magazine)By

Although the prospect of a trade war is the tail risk that has most worried fund managers since mid-2018, other potential perils look more threatening

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Systemic risk debate intensifies

November 2019 (Magazine)By

The financial system is facing its greatest challenge since the 2018 financial crisis

susanna sue rust

What's in a pensions minister?

November 2019 (Magazine)By

Last month, Jerry Moriarty, the chief executive of the Irish Association of Pension Funds, called on the country’s government to appoint a pensions minister 

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Letter from the US: Industry debates private equity role in 401(k) plans

November 2019 (Magazine)By Maria Teresa Cometto

Should those who invest through 401(k) retirement plans have greater access to private equity? 

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