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USS hires Halliday as chief financial officer

Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) has appointed Jennifer Halliday as chief financial officer.

15 Sep 2014 | 13:03 


TIAA-CREF does U-turn on entering UK pensions market

US financial services giant TIAA-CREF has opened a distribution office in the UK for its asset management business.

15 Sep 2014 | 16:31

Aon Hewitt promotes five to partner

Aon Hewitt has announced five promotions within its global consulting team today.

15 Sep 2014 | 13:09

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Why Lord Hill's appointment is good for UK pensions

Stephanie Baxter looks at why a UK financial services commissioner is great news


Disclosure – a simple, radical suggestion

Jonathan Stapleton asks if transparency could help schemes reduce fees


Schemes must diversify in the face of global instability

Charlotte Moore finds schemes need to stick to the basics and diversify to protect returns from geopolitical risk

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How trustees can react to turnover in investment teams

Natasha Browne looks at how schemes can respond to shock manager exits

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Industry braces for upheaval if Scots vote to split

The impact on occupational pension schemes of independence for Scotland would be huge, research carried out by Professional Pensions finds.

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How HSBC is engaging its staff with pensions

Phillip Bretnall talks to PP about the bank's Know You programme


Thomas Cook: Navigating risk

Natasha Browne looks at the thorough approach Thomas Cook takes to managing risk in its defined contribution arrangements


Heineken: How an engaged employer is approaching the Budget changes

Heineken UK’s new head of pensions Neil Parfrey talks to Natasha Browne about meeting the challenges thrown down by the Chancellor



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The Guide to Risk Reduction

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A guide to Pensions Stability


This guide to Pensions Stability explores the new financial and operational model for defined benefit (DB) pension schemes. Pension schemes are still being run with far greater risk than is necessary and there is an opportunity to create a more stable pensions environment for trustees and sponsors.


Joint institute pensions survey 2014


This inaugural survey among 326 members of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) asked whether auto-enrolment will deliver on its goals; if contribution rates for employees and employers need to rise; and whether pensions tax relief needs further reform.

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