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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

Breaking all derisking records

September 2018 (magazine)By Elizabeth Pfeuti

Lower mortality assumptions and improved pension scheme solvency have created ideal conditions for derisking

UK pensions: Looking ahead to pensions white paper

March 2018 (magazine)By Stephanie Hawthorne

Industry commentators do not expect radical changes to retirement legislation

Trustees: The right balance

March 2018 (magazine)By

The collapse of Carillion highlights just how difficult it is for pension fund trustees to influence the sponsoring company

Collective DC: Let's not go Dutch

March 2018 (magazine)By

The experience of collective defined schemes in the Netherlands illustrates shortcomings

Collective DC: Lukewarm response to CDC consultation

March 2018 (magazine)By

Only 36 entities made a submission to the select committee, and some influential UK names are absent

DB transfers: Freedom under fire

March 2018 (magazine)By Gill Wadsworth

Three years after its introduction, the liberation of pensions savings has been marred by accounts of poor advice and scams

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UK regulator sets out fiduciary manager concerns

Fri, 19 Oct 2018By Elizabeth Pfeuti

TPR sees fiduciary managers’ investment teams more easily ‘let off the hook’

David Geale and Lesley Titcomb

UK regulators outline co-operation strategy

Thu, 18 Oct 2018By Joe McGrath

FCA and TPR outline more proactive approach to regulating pensions, investments and savings

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UK public sector funds back climate change policies

Wed, 17 Oct 2018By

Asset owners running more than £38bn have pledged to reduce carbon footprints and increase investment in sustainable infrastructure

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PPF to implement EU ruling on compensation increase

Tue, 16 Oct 2018By

UK lifeboat scheme’s annual cap had resulted in some members receiving less than half their promised benefits

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‘Step-change’ in number of UK schemes in funding surplus

Tue, 16 Oct 2018By

37% of schemes in funding surplus in 2018 survey, up from 27% three years earlier

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FCA proposes climate risk reporting duty for asset managers

Tue, 16 Oct 2018By

Regulator launches discussion paper on climate change and green finance

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Dutch watchdog urges pension funds to prepare for hard Brexit

Mon, 15 Oct 2018By

AFM warns that asset managers and service providers seeking EU permissions may not get them on time

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UK contribution increase ‘did not impact auto-enrolment take-up’

Mon, 15 Oct 2018By

Rise from 2% to 5% of salary barely affected opt-out rates, according to early data from top three providers

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