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Pensions in UK

Deficits: All set for a bumpy ride

March 2019 (Magazine)By Stephanie Hawthorne

Choppy markets, economic uncertainity and Brexit are among the issues faced by UK sponsors and trustees

Funding: Where do pension funds end?

March 2019 (Magazine)By Danny Vassiliades

Identifying the funding horizon means balancing objectives and expectations, particularly given likely prescriptive new funding rules

CDC: Proposals gain approval

March 2019 (Magazine)By

The UK government has proposed collective defined contribution schemes. The model is gaining traction after an initially lukewarm response

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LGPS pooling: Funds under pressure to comply

March 2019 (Magazine)By

About 30% of assets have been absorbed by the new LGPS pools

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Fiduciary managers: A healthier market?

March 2019 (Magazine)By Gill Wadsworth

Standardisation of data provision could prove essential to driving greater competition in UK fiduciary management 

Auto-enrolment: A call for clarity

March 2019 (Magazine)By

The government should set out its long-term policy on auto-enrolment contributions with a view to increasing the overall level

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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

Gresham House: Network effects

September 2018 (magazine)By

Gresham House CEO Tony Dalwood is fundraising for a UK housing and infrastructure fund, and has the LGPS in his sights

All UK

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LGPS funds face more change as governance consultation launched

Wed, 17 Apr 2019By

Hymans Robertson has put four options for structural reform to LGPS staff and stakeholders

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UK roundup: Cost disclosure tool signs up 30 clients

Wed, 17 Apr 2019By

Plus: BoAML pension fund secures £400m buy-in with Scottish Widows

The UK's DB lifeboat fund has stepped in

UK roundup: PPF sets out three-year goals for innovation, efficiency

Fri, 12 Apr 2019By

Plus: Debenhams schemes stay out of PPF; ‘Significant minority’ of firms support CDC; DB funding level falls over Q1

London crowd

Chart of the Week: Auto-enrolment boosts UK pension coverage

Fri, 12 Apr 2019By

As minimum contributions rise from 5% to 8% of salary, fresh data reveals the transformative nature of auto-enrolment in the UK

British Airways scheme in longevity swap deal

British Airways settles six-year dispute with pension fund

Wed, 10 Apr 2019By

Airways Pension Scheme trustees can reintroduce discretionary benefit increases after funding position improves

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Accounting roundup: Guidance issued on pension equality costs

Wed, 10 Apr 2019By

Plus: Hybrid pension plan accounting; Politicians call for break up of ‘big four’; FRC publishes draft plan and budget

Sydney, Australia

UK and Australia agree post-Brexit regulatory co-operation

Wed, 10 Apr 2019By

MoUs follow agreements with US and EU regulators as leaders prepare to discuss Article 50 extension

A cold day in London

Scottish Widows insures £830m of liabilities in two bulk annuity deals [updated]

Wed, 10 Apr 2019By

Also: KPMG targets small DB schemes with collective pension risk transfer process

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