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DWP dumps another burden on DC trustees

Professional Pensions | 10 Nov 2014 | 16:33 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Defined contribution trustees face a huge challenge in measuring 'good value for money', writes Stephanie Baxter

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How do trustees measure value for money in DC?

Stephanie Baxter looks at why DC trustees should be concerned about the DWP’s focus on assessing ‘good value for money’ for members

Professional Pensions | 10 Nov 2014 | 10:25 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Will FTSE benchmarks help trustees improve DC investment strategies?

Stephanie Baxter looks at whether FTSE’s new benchmarks will help trustees improve DC investment strategies

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

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Default strategies must be flexible for savers

Trustees must ensure that default investment strategies are flexible enough to manage the uncertainty of members, writes Stephanie Baxter

Professional Pensions | 04 Nov 2014 | 08:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Barings to launch multi-asset funds for AE and decumulation markets

Barings Asset Management is to launch two multi-asset funds to service the auto-enrolment and decumulation markets.

Professional Pensions | 13 Oct 2014 | 11:10 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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FTSE DC schemes remain overweight in equities – Schroders

Defined contribution (DC) schemes offered to staff of FTSE350 firms are still overly invested in equities with stagnant allocations, according to research from Schroders.

Professional Pensions | 23 Oct 2013 | 12:55 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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DC lifestyle fund value down 5% since May

The value of defined contribution (DC) lifestyle funds has fallen by 5% on average since May as bond prices dropped, research from Hargreaves Lansdown shows.

Professional Pensions | 24 Jun 2013 | 12:17 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Royal Mail, Telent and SAUL launch governance research project

Three pension funds have teamed up to launch a project to measure the relationship between governance structures of UK schemes and the costs of maintaining them.

Professional Pensions | 12 Mar 2013 | 13:25 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Fiduciary management on the rise

The fiduciary management market has grown by 40% over 2012 in terms of assets under management, according to accountancy giant KPMG.

Professional Pensions | 13 Dec 2012 | 10:18 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Environment Agency to create property and infrastructure portfolio

The Environment Agency Pension Fund has called for expressions of interest from asset managers to create a £250m portfolio of funds investing in property, land and infrastructure.

Professional Pensions | 13 Nov 2012 | 10:13 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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State Street creates head of DC role to boost market presence

State Street Global Advisors has appointed Nigel Aston as managing director and head of UK defined contribution.

Professional Pensions | 09 Nov 2012 | 11:53 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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HMRC clarification to double asset-backed contributions - Deloitte

The use of asset-backed contributions to fund schemes will double over the next three years after HM Revenue and Customs clarified its stance on the arrangements, says Deloitte.

Professional Pensions | 01 Oct 2012 | 09:49 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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