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Pensions in UK

Pensions In UK: Of Brexit, deficits and LDI

September 2016 (Magazine)By

With a potential Brexit in sight, Carlo Svaluto Moreolo asks whether the assumptions underlying liability-driven investment (LDI) need to be reconsidered 

Liquidity warnings

September 2016 (Magazine)By

Regulation is constraining pension funds’ ability to manage risk and they should prepare for future illiquidity

Pensions Accounting: Managing change

September 2016 (Magazine)By

UK defined-benefit deficits are ballooning. The Brexit vote might initiate behavioural change, Stephen Bouvier writes

DC Income Strategies: Another egg in the NEST?

September 2016 (Magazine)By

As the UK government consults on whether NEST should be allowed to enter the drawdown market, Jonathan Williams examines the arguments for and against its entry, and what the fund can learn from Australia

Diversified Growth Funds: Diffusing the risk

September 2016 (Magazine)

Katherine Lynas and Adam Gillespie point out that strong diversified growth funds distinguish themselves in performance terms at times of heightened market stress

Master Trusts: A DC default for the future

September 2016 (Magazine)By

Pádraig Floyd assesses how master trust providers are shaping the design of defined contribution default funds

DB Sponsor Covenants: Underlying weaknesses

September 2016 (Magazine)By Gill Wadsworth

The British Steel and BHS cases have drawn attention to structural flaws in the UK’s defined benefit system when it comes to the sponsor covenant, writes Gill Wadsworth

Longevity in the spotlight

September 2016 (Magazine)

Scheme-specific adjustments to standard industry tables can help smaller pension funds take into account the effect of longevity, according to Michael Kelly and Glyn Bradley

LGPS: Straight in at the deep end

September 2016 (Magazine)By

Gail Moss assesses progress so far as the eight local government asset pools of England and Wales test the water

Pounds sterling

For-profit DC 'product-focused, not outcome-focused' – survey

Tue, 8 Sep 2015By IPE Staff

Latest IPE Focus Group sees split between UK and Dutch markets

Pensions in the UK: A 10-year scorecard

September 2015 (Magazine)By

The advent of The Pensions Regulator and the Pension Protection Fund in 2005 changed the UK occupational pensions sector for good. But have they changed it for the better?

UK Pensions Governance: The head and the heart

September 2015 (Magazine)By Gill Wadsworth

Trustees are at the heart of UK pension funds. Do they need to get better at what they do?

All UK

DNB to assess Dutch asset management charges

LGPS transparency code to show investment costs 'over £1bn' [updated]

Tue, 27 Jun 2017By

Improved disclosure to reveal the true level of fees as asset managers brace for regulator’s report

FCA office

IPE 360: Asset managers should 'fight back' against regulator

Tue, 27 Jun 2017By

Carillion Pension Trustees chair Robin Ellison argues that UK watchdog is going too far with asset management review

Luxembourg

M&G to transfer €7bn to Luxembourg ahead of Brexit

Tue, 27 Jun 2017By

Transfers to take place in November into four new Luxembourg SICAVs

Sterling

Accounting roundup: Discounting, ClientEarth, FTSE 350 audits

Tue, 27 Jun 2017By

No change to foreign currency discounting; environmental lawyer flags up BoE climate change concerns

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IPE 360: The political concerns you should have on your radar

Mon, 26 Jun 2017By ,

What keeps an economist, a law professor, and an asset owner up at night?

London eye

UK government divestment rules 'unlawful', court rules

Mon, 26 Jun 2017By

LGPS funds not banned to comply with foreign or defence policies when implementing divestment decisions

Brexit uncertainty hits UK markets

UK roundup: London CIV, TPR, Coats Group, Vesuvius, PIC

Mon, 26 Jun 2017By

Also: Regulator finalises settlement with Coats pension fund; Pension Corp seals buy-in with Vesuvius

Ros Altmann

IPE 360: UK auto-enrolment nearly got pulled, says Altmann

Fri, 23 Jun 2017By

Former pensions minister addresses delegates at IPE 360 conference

All UK News

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