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Cowan v Scargill is not the last word in ESG

Whenever a group of pensions professionals are in a room discussing ethical social and governance factors (ESG) it doesn’t take long for the Cowan v Scargill case to come up.

Professional Pensions | 16 Jan 2014 | 07:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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JLT scheme agrees second buy-in contract with Pru for £85m

The JLT UK Group Pension Scheme has completed a further buy-in contract with Prudential to insure £85m of its defined benefit (DB) liabilities.

Professional Pensions | 13 Jan 2014 | 12:10 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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ShareAction: Law Commission wrong on small schemes’ stewardship

The Law Commission’s approach to stewardship among small pension schemes undermines the UK Stewardship Code, campaign group ShareAction claims.

Professional Pensions | 07 Jan 2014 | 11:51 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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FRC calls for improved 'comply or explain' disclosure

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has called for better 'comply or explain' disclosure from signatories of the UK Corporate Governance Code.

Professional Pensions | 19 Dec 2013 | 12:16 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Investing or inflating? Pension funds and food

A report from the World Development Movement (WDM), a campaign to eradicate poverty and injustice, has accused pension funds of inflating food prices.

Professional Pensions | 12 Dec 2013 | 07:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Autumn Statement 2013: Stamp duty on ETF share purchases removed

The government is set to remove stamp duty charges on purchases of shares in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs).

Professional Pensions | 05 Dec 2013 | 12:39 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Autumn Statement 2013: Government to overhaul social investment tax relief

The government is to increase tax relief on investment in social enterprises and social impact bonds, Chancellor George Osborne says.

Professional Pensions | 05 Dec 2013 | 12:36 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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The FRC is trapped in the eighteenth century

It was disappointing to hear a Financial Reporting Council (FRC) representative tell the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) stewardship conference that it's unlikely the council will support calls for pension schemes to direct their votes in pooled funds.

Professional Pensions | 05 Dec 2013 | 07:02 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Stewardship only works without the industry in-fighting

Last week National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) launched its annual survey on how pension schemes engage with the companies they invest in.

Professional Pensions | 05 Dec 2013 | 07:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Shareholder Rights Directive: Improving or inhibiting engagement?

In February 2014, the European Commission (EC) will publish its proposals for the Internal Market and Services Directorate General’s (DG MARKT) revised Shareholder Rights Directive, to be scrutinised by the European Council and Parliament and enter law by 2015 at the earliest.

Professional Pensions | 05 Dec 2013 | 07:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Dalmore Capital in line for NAPF PIP equity mandate

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) is in discussions with Dalmore Capital over management of the Pensions Infrastructure Platform’s (PIP) equity mandate.

Professional Pensions | 04 Dec 2013 | 12:07 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Aviva, L&G join four life insurers in £25bn infrastructure pledge

Aviva and Legal and General are among the six insurers that have agreed to collectively invest £25bn in UK infrastructure over the next five years.

Professional Pensions | 04 Dec 2013 | 10:24 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Achieving better member outcomes - A practical guide to DC pensions

Shedding light on the key challenges, the Aon Hewitt guide helps you identify what you are trying to achieve for your DC members and deliver a positive impact on their outcomes. The guide examines the current situation and existing challenges, and suggests potential solutions, with clear action points for employers and trustees.

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How smart is Smart Beta?

 

John Brown, Senior VP and Head of Global Client Development at INTECH Investment Management discusses whether or not ‘Smart Beta' is genuinely smart, and if it is really beta.

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