Law and regulation

Trustees should quiz managers on Stewardship Code

Professional Pensions | 19 Sep 2014 | 13:05

Stephanie Baxter looks at why schemes should challenge asset managers on whether they truly comply with the Stewardship Code

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TPR: Scheme record-keeping failing on most basic details

Pension scheme failures on record-keeping have stretched as far as inaccuracies on names, addresses and dates of birth, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has warned.

Professional Pensions | 17 Sep 2014 | 12:59 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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FRC: Trustees ‘should challenge’ managers on Stewardship Code compliance

Financial Reporting Council (FRC) chairman Sir Winfried Bischoff has raised concern that pension schemes fail to properly check whether their asset managers adhere to the UK Stewardship Code.

Professional Pensions | 17 Sep 2014 | 12:42 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Companies on the brink of bankruptcy warned of AE obligations

Businesses facing insolvency still have to meet their auto-enrolment (AE) obligations where they continue to employ staff, it has been warned.

Professional Pensions | 15 Sep 2014 | 12:48 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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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 for pensions.

Professional Pensions | 12 Sep 2014 | 13:30 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Is it time for a single regulator?

With calls for a single industry watchdog back in the news, Michael Klimes looks at the arguments in favour.

Professional Pensions | 12 Sep 2014 | 13:24 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Commons announces inquiry into auto-enrolment

MPs have launched an inquiry into the progress of auto-enrolment after the shock changes to the pension system announced in the Budget.

Professional Pensions | 12 Sep 2014 | 12:22 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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.

Professional Pensions | 11 Sep 2014 | 12:59 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Single-tier pension could be the final straw for DB

Tanjil Rashid looks at how trustees and sponsors are preparing for the end of contracting out.

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

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UK gets financial services post in European Commission

In a big win for the UK, Lord Jonathan Hill has been allocated the coveted portfolio of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union.

Professional Pensions | 10 Sep 2014 | 11:19 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Buzz: What will the Scottish independence vote mean for schemes?

This week we want to know what impact next Thursday's vote could have on pensions in the UK.

Professional Pensions | 09 Sep 2014 | 13:41 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Final rules announced for new Scottish LGPS

The final touches have been made to Scottish Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) regulations ahead of their coming into force next April.

Professional Pensions | 09 Sep 2014 | 13:01 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Judge criticises BA for exposing trustees to court costs

A High Court judge has criticised British Airways (BA) for leaving the trustees of its pension scheme at risk of bearing the defence costs of an ongoing court case.

Professional Pensions | 08 Sep 2014 | 17:34 | 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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