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USS ‘pushing regulator to the limit’ on risk, says CEO

Thu, 19 Sep 2019By

£68.5bn scheme’s leaders say they have taken a position of ‘maximum flexibility’ in a bid to resolve a long-running dispute over contributions

Sterling

Responsible investment policies ‘could boost contributions by £1.2bn’

Thu, 19 Sep 2019By

Franklin Templeton recommends schemes align with member values via better integration of responsible investment into DC strategies

Sugar

Tate & Lyle agrees £930m buy-in with L&G

Thu, 19 Sep 2019By

The food and beverage company has now insured its entire £1.2bn pension scheme with Legal & General, covering 6,700 members

Brexit uncertainty hits UK markets

​UK trustees ready for ESG reporting rules despite implementation challenge

Wed, 18 Sep 2019By ,

A Hymans Robertson poll shines a light on how pension fund supervisors will handle new reporting rules coming into force in October

Nick Greenwood, Christian Schoen

Former head of Berkshire Pension Fund dies

Tue, 17 Sep 2019By

Nick Greenwood led the now-£2.2bn fund from 2007 to 2018, implementing a variety of innovative investment and risk management strategies

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More UK trustees add support to climate charter

Mon, 16 Sep 2019By

Industry forum has signed up 76 trustees and pension managers responsible for £367bn of assets in a bid to step up scrutiny of asset managers

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NEST to launch regulated investment arm

Fri, 13 Sep 2019By

The £8bn multi-employer scheme has requested authorisation from the UK regulator to set up NEST Invest to allow co-investments and derivatives use

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NEST names managers for first move into private markets

Fri, 13 Sep 2019By

Amundi and BlackRock will manage roughly 5% of the DC master trust’s default funds with inflows expected to start in October

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UK Law Commission calls for input on pooled fund voting laws

Wed, 11 Sep 2019By

The Law Commission was asked by the UK government to carry out a study about the system of ‘intermediated securities’

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Rothesay Life to raise £500m in preparation for DB insurance deals

Wed, 11 Sep 2019By

Plus: Legal & General has insured a UK law firm’s £35m scheme, transferring from its fiduciary management business

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​UK DB schemes ‘holding too much’ in growth assets, illiquids

Tue, 10 Sep 2019By

Schemes aiming for buyout in the next five years are de-risking too slowly, according to analysis by Barnett Waddingham

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NEST gets green light for authorisation from UK regulator

Tue, 10 Sep 2019By

Five more auto-enrolment master trusts have been approved by The Pensions Regulator

Charles Randell, FCA

Pension freedom policy was rushed, says FCA chair

Fri, 6 Sep 2019By

‘A major change of policy like this needs a substantial period of planning and testing so that all necessary safeguards are integrated before it is launched’

Hammersmith Bridge, London

​Mandate roundup: £1bn LGPS fund preparing low-carbon switch

Fri, 6 Sep 2019By ,

Plus: Solidarietà Veneto tenders two mandates worth €328m; Cardano details six fiduciary mandates

Scrutinising fees

Top pension schemes back industry cost reporting initiative

Thu, 5 Sep 2019By

USS, Royal Mail, RBS and seven others pen letter endorsing new industry cost disclosure standard

Whiskey barrels

UK roundup: Drinks maker appoints Willis Towers Watson to DB scheme

Wed, 4 Sep 2019By

Plus: Trustee company wound up after insolvency investigation found ‘numerous instances of misconduct’

The Houses of Parliament, London

UK DB scheme deficit hits two-year high amid Brexit uncertainty

Tue, 3 Sep 2019By

The combined DB pension funding shortfall across the UK’s biggest 350 listed companies increased by £16bn during August

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Local authority pension pool seeks ‘exceptional’ small cap managers

Tue, 3 Sep 2019By

Brunel Pension Partnership looking to appoint two to three managers to run portions of a £365m portfolio

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LGPS appoints tech firm to monitor investment costs and charges

Mon, 2 Sep 2019By

Byhiras, a London-based technology group, will develop a monitoring and validation system for use by the UK’s £347bn local authority pension system

claire jones

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

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claire jones

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

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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

liam kennedy

A Franco-German challenge

September 2019 (Magazine)By

France and Germany are the two countries that stand out the most for their comprehensive state pension systems and for underdeveloped second-pillar framework

daniel ben ami

Market paradoxes demand new ideas

September 2019 (Magazine)By

It is the most fundamental premise of investing yet it is increasingly redundant: invest your money rather than hiding it under the mattress

carlo svaluto moreolo

China’s human rights abuses pose challenges

September 2019 (Magazine)By

Investors who are serious about ESG should ask themselves about their China strategies 

nick reeve

An ageing Europe needs radical policy ideas

September 2019 (Magazine)By

The Centre for Social Justice – a UK centre-right think tank – has proposed retirement policy reforms including raising the country’s state pension age to 75 by 2035

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Passive investment: Dawn of a new banner theme

September 2019 (Magazine)By , Simon Klein

This follow-up article on the rise of index investing highlights how pension plans are seeking to promote stewardship among their index managers

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