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UK regulators join forces to tackle pensions fraud

Tue, 14 Aug 2018By

Fraudsters reported to con victims out of an average of £91,000 per person

Euros

GAM to liquidate absolute return bond funds following redemption requests

Mon, 13 Aug 2018By

Up to €6.3bn could be returned to investors as GAM seeks to meet wave of redemption requests

Call to European Commission for clarity on IFRS9

EC fires starting gun on development of ESG integration rules

Tue, 7 Aug 2018By

ESMA, EIOPA to provide technical advice on potential changes to financial sector rules 

European Parliament

ECON rapporteur sets out stall on investor ESG duties proposal

Tue, 7 Aug 2018By

MEP proposes mandatory due diligence and consultation with beneficiaries

The Houses of Parliament, London

UK politicians launch cost transparency inquiry

Fri, 3 Aug 2018By

Work and Pensions Select Committee draws together its previous work and regulatory findings for new probe

No entry sign

GAM forced to halt dealing for €6.3bn bond funds after redemptions spike [updated]

Thu, 2 Aug 2018By

Clients began pulling money out earlier this week after the suspension of fund manager Tim Haywood

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Date with destiny? Schemes mull ‘Brexit day’ valuations

Thu, 2 Aug 2018By

Some UK funds are considering changing the date of formal valuations – but advisers are split on the benefits

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Brexit fuelling rapid increase in cross-border strategies, survey finds

Wed, 1 Aug 2018By

State Street reports that more than half of 250 asset managers polled are reshaping their distribution strategies

Berlin, Germany

German longevity data adds €10bn to Direktzusage liabilities

Wed, 1 Aug 2018By

First update since 2005 expected to increase liabilities by 1% for companies paying pensions direct from balance sheets

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UK government urged to develop ‘responsible investing framework’

Mon, 30 Jul 2018By

Aon also warns against wording of government’s proposal to take members’ views into account regarding investment decisions

London

Regulator sets out model for UK master trust authorisation

Fri, 27 Jul 2018By

Multi-employer DC schemes will have to obtain permission from TPR to operate from October

Dublin, Ireland

Ireland eyes DC consolidation with master trust rule changes

Fri, 27 Jul 2018By

Pensions Authority expects more master trusts in wake of IORP II 

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DAX scheme funding levels hit by European stock performance

Fri, 10 Aug 2018By

As liabilities increase with lower rates and longer life expectancy, returns at DAX companies fail to boost funding

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Date with destiny? Schemes mull ‘Brexit day’ valuations

Thu, 2 Aug 2018By

Some UK funds are considering changing the date of formal valuations – but advisers are split on the benefits

Berlin, Germany

German longevity data adds €10bn to Direktzusage liabilities

Wed, 1 Aug 2018By

First update since 2005 expected to increase liabilities by 1% for companies paying pensions direct from balance sheets

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Audit regulator criticises DB accounting standards [updated]

Mon, 30 Jul 2018By

DB liabilities could rise after Financial Reporting Council’s review, consultant warns

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