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EXCLUSIVE: LGPS 'could be used as UK sovereign wealth fund'

Professional Pensions | 12 Dec 2013 | 10:05 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) and other public sector schemes should consolidate to become “one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds”, London Pension Fund Authority (LPFA) chairman Edmund Truell says.

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Council fined for dumping pension records in supermarket bin wins appeal

A £250,000 fine issued by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) on the Scottish Borders Council (SBC) over a pensions data breach has been overturned.

Professional Pensions | 21 Nov 2013 | 07:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Cross-border schemes must ‘watch this space’ on same-sex couples’ benefits - lawyers

UK cross-border pension schemes must tread carefully when deciding how to provide benefits for same-sex couples, lawyers warn.

Professional Pensions | 10 Oct 2013 | 07:04 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

OTHER EVERSHEDS ARTICLES

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‘Shock’ Fair Deal guidance extends policy to wider public sector

Private sector contractors will be able to participate in existing schemes when receiving staff from the public sector, HM Treasury guidance confirms.

Professional Pensions | 08 Oct 2013 | 13:11 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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HMRC ‘working relentlessly’ to stamp out pension liberation

HMRC has urged the pensions industry to continue to work closely with it to stamp out pensions liberation.

Professional Pensions | 04 Oct 2013 | 16:20 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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LGPS pension board and scheme manager ‘likely to be separate’

Upcoming governance regulations for the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) are likely to separate the roles of pension board and scheme manager, Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) official Bob Holloway suggests.

Professional Pensions | 03 Oct 2013 | 07:03 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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EC proposes long-term vehicles for pension funds

The European Commission (EC) has proposed to establish a collective investment framework as part of its drive to boost long-term finance of the European economy.

Professional Pensions | 18 Jul 2013 | 07:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Loophole allows employers to delay AE by phoenixing firms

Small employers could phoenix their firms in an attempt to push back their auto-enrolment (AE) staging date, Eversheds partner Francois Barker says.

Professional Pensions | 04 Jul 2013 | 07:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Gordons hires four from Eversheds to set up pensions team

Eversheds partner Terry Saeedi and three colleagues have joined rival law firm Gordons to launch its pension team.

Professional Pensions | 04 Jun 2013 | 11:42 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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UK Pensions Awards 2013 - The Winners

Here they are - the winners of the UK Pensions Awards 2013.

Professional Pensions | 03 May 2013 | 06:27 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Walking on a tightrope

Schemes walk investment ‘tightrope’ in PPF assessment period

Schemes fighting court cases are being forced to walk an investment “tightrope” in the Pension Protection Fund assessment period as they struggle to secure better than PPF-level benefits.

Professional Pensions | 18 Apr 2013 | 07:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Red tape

Early staging employers may be hit by AE simplification

Employers who have reached their staging date or are preparing to go live in the coming months may be hit by the proposed simplification of auto-enrolment rules, industry figures have warned.

Professional Pensions | 13 Feb 2013 | 13:17 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Eversheds adds legal info to pensions app

Eversheds has launched version two of its interactive PC and iPhone app to include information on pensions law.

Professional Pensions | 02 Jan 2013 | 10:47 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Pensions library

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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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Investment Governance Focus Manchester

08 Oct 2014

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The Future of Pensions Consulting

04 Nov 2014

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