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Pensions in UK

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

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

susan martin

LGPS pooling: Funds under pressure to comply

March 2019 (Magazine)By

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

john wooton

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

All UK

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​Smart Pension adds Australia’s Link Group as shareholder in partnership

Thu, 14 Nov 2019By

UK and Australian pension firms join forces to expand business internationally

Wind turbines

Energy scheme completes rare longevity swap to buy-in conversion

Wed, 13 Nov 2019By

£750m deal between Scottish & Southern Energy scheme and PIC marks fifth conversion

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UK roundup: LGPS pools announce EM sub-fund launch, PE milestone

Tue, 12 Nov 2019By

Plus: High Court approves settlement ending six-year dispute between BA and pension fund

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NEST, Railpen plug cyber security advice gap for pension fund trustees

Mon, 11 Nov 2019By

High-profile pension investors warn their peers about cyber security risk in their portfolios

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Tesco’s strike-off bid fails to halt investor lawsuit [updated]

Thu, 7 Nov 2019By

Investors claim Tesco made misleading statements about its profits

Flooded streets

New pensions climate risk group targets consultation in early 2020

Thu, 7 Nov 2019By

Group was set up by the pensions regulator together with government departments

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Accounting roundup: FRC targets ESG for next reporting season

Wed, 6 Nov 2019By

PIRC suggests FRC ignored s172, IASB completes hedge accounting amendments

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Authorisation regime slashes size of UK master trust market

Wed, 6 Nov 2019By

Market now comprises 53 fewer schemes, with one new prospective entry being assessed

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