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De-risking grinds to a halt

Professional Pensions | 30 Oct 2014 | 12:33

The wholesale movement of scheme assets from equities to fixed interest ground to a halt last year according to data from the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).

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USS members campaign for representation of savers’ ethical views

Members of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) are campaigning for the fund’s investment policy to reflect their ethical views.

Professional Pensions | 22 Oct 2014 | 13:29 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Post-Budget surge in DB to DC transfers fails to materialise

The expected explosion in transfer requests from defined benefit (DB) to defined contribution (DC) schemes has not materialised according to a number of consultancies in the industry.

Professional Pensions | 14 Oct 2014 | 09:15 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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SEI: Governance prevents rapid action on funding levels

More than half of trustees (56%) believe current governance structures prevent them from quickly taking advantage of market conditions to improve their funding level, according to research.

Professional Pensions | 23 Jul 2013 | 11:45 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Partnership valued at £1.5bn for IPO

Partnership Assurance Group, the enhanced annuity specialist, has set its offer price at 385p per share meaning its implied market capitalisation for its initial public offering (IPO) is £1.5bn.

Professional Pensions | 07 Jun 2013 | 09:53 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Has the shift to bonds gone too far?

The UK stock market has enjoyed a strong start to 2013 reaching a high in late May of 6,840.27 – a figure not seen since 1999. Whether we will continue to see such stellar performance remains to be seen but it is clear some measure of confidence is returning.

Professional Pensions | 06 Jun 2013 | 07:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Warwickshire Pension Fund hands active global credit mandate to JP Morgan

Warwickshire County Council Pension Fund has appointed JP Morgan Asset Management to run its active global credit mandate.

Professional Pensions | 29 Nov 2012 | 11:36 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Understanding infrastructure

Over the past few decades we have seen a steady growth in private investment in infrastructure as governments have increasingly stepped away from the sector.

Professional Pensions | 29 Nov 2012 | 00:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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London LGPS 'fundamentally flawed': Pensions Institute

London's local government pension schemes are poorly and inconsistently governed due to "fundamental flaws" that could threaten their sustainability, the Pensions Institute says.

Professional Pensions | 12 Nov 2012 | 00:05 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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UK fund deficits up £20bn since 2011

The deficit across private sector pension schemes has climbed by £20bn since October 2011, JLT Pension Capital Strategies research reveals.

Professional Pensions | 01 Nov 2012 | 12:06 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Growing number of schemes exploring ETVs and PIEs

Consultants are seeing a surge of interest in incentivised transfer exercises after the publication of a code of practice earlier this summer brought some certainty to the market.

Professional Pensions | 23 Aug 2012 | 08:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Dawson calls in administrators over deficit

Dawson International has entered administration after directors and trustees failed to agree on a solution to plug the firm’s scheme deficit.

Professional Pensions | 23 Aug 2012 | 08:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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PRS for Music hires Aon Hewitt for scheme services

PRS for Music has named Aon Hewitt as its pension services consultant.

Professional Pensions | 22 Aug 2012 | 13:20 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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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.

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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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