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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

Stockholm, Sweden

​Swedish providers fight back against parliament pension transfer plans

Mon, 21 Oct 2019By

Folksam and Skandia say changes under discussion risk reducing pension savings

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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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Schemes ‘must invest more in data and admin’ to support dashboards

Mon, 21 Oct 2019By

The new Pension Schemes Bill provides for schemes to be compelled to supply data

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Pension bosses call for flexible systems to support increased savings

Thu, 17 Oct 2019By

Women and self-employed in particular need more flexibility

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ATP rejects criticism as board mulls solutions to rates, longevity problem

Wed, 16 Oct 2019By

Business model of Denmark’s statutory pension fund ‘under pressure’, say CBS academics

Financial Reporting Council (FRC)

Accounting roundup: FRC raises going concern sign-off standards

Wed, 16 Oct 2019By

Watchdog says auditors face ‘significantly stronger requirements’ 

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UK government due to present long-awaited pensions legislation

Mon, 14 Oct 2019By

Pensions bill to cover greater powers for regulator and frameworks for CDC provision and pension dashboards

Stockholm

Swedish regulator softens edges of rules for IORP II provisions

Thu, 10 Oct 2019By

Finansinspektionen invites parties to speak at 14 October deadline meeting

People

UK regulator mulls trustee board diversity reporting requirement

Wed, 9 Oct 2019By

TPR’s policy lead says reporting requirements ‘start to change behaviour’ 

Guy Opperman, UK minister for pensions and financial inclusion

Pensions minister asks schemes for copies of ESG statements

Mon, 7 Oct 2019By

Guy Opperman wants to compile a record of SIP principles to monitor compliance with new requirements and highlight best practice

Magnus Billing, CEO, Alecta

Alecta chief queries relevance of EU consumer protection lens to Swedish pensions

Mon, 7 Oct 2019By

Billing argues that high risk-free capital requirements could lead to weak protection 

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Financial Reporting Council (FRC)

Accounting roundup: FRC raises going concern sign-off standards

Wed, 16 Oct 2019By

Watchdog says auditors face ‘significantly stronger requirements’ 

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Swiss corporate pensions slide into red for first time in two years

Mon, 14 Oct 2019By

Coverage ratio down by four percentage points in third quarter, consultancy reports [updated]

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Pensions in a hostile climate

October 2019 (Magazine)By

 Outside the realm of US public pension plans, where generous return assumptions and inflated discount rates are common, the medium and long-term outlook for asset classes is of serious importance to most pension funds. 

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Storing up future pain

October 2019 (Magazine)By

Anyone who back in 2008 had accurately predicted what monetary policy would look like today would certainly have been regarded as unhinged. 

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