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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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University staff warn of fresh strike action over contributions [updated]

Fri, 23 Aug 2019By

Employers welcome proposal from USS’ Joint Negotiating Committee but union rejects higher costs for scheme members

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One fifth of UK schemes in ‘weak’ position by TPR standards

Thu, 22 Aug 2019By

Hymans Robertson analysis finds just 11% of schemes have a “strong” sponsor covenant, while one in five trustees has or expects to experience regulatory intervention

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London pension schemes abandon Allianz equity fund [updated]

Wed, 21 Aug 2019By

Three LGPS funds within the London CIV asset pool have pulled their money out of an Allianz global equity vehicle

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Asset manager body hails engagement effect on CEO pay

Wed, 21 Aug 2019By

Analysis on FTSE 100 pay from the High Pay Centre and CIPD shows median CEO remuneration fell 13% to £3.5m from 2017 to 2018

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‘Huge’ variations in outcomes between default DC funds: report

Tue, 20 Aug 2019By

Employers have been urged to monitor the performance of their pension plans more closely given big differences between fund outcomes 

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UK think tank calls for state pension age increase to 75

Mon, 19 Aug 2019By

The Centre for Social Justice has proposed a range of policy reforms to promote flexible working and retirement for older workers

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High Court blocks £12bn Prudential-Rothesay annuities transfer

Mon, 19 Aug 2019By

Unusual judgement could increase insurer appetite for pension buy-ins or buyouts, says expert

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Chart of the Week: Equity returns drive LGPS investment gains in 2018-19

Fri, 16 Aug 2019By

Local authority funds for Lancashire and Kensington & Chelsea reported the strongest returns among LGPS funds, as alternatives investors also posted double-digit gains

All UK News


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