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ETFs: Opening up untapped asset classes

Professional Pensions | 10 Apr 2014 | 10:37 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Fixed income gets tougher

Multi-asset credit or MAC strategies are not a new phenomenon but they have taken the institutional investment community by storm over the past 18 months.

Professional Pensions | 27 Mar 2014 | 07:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Budget 2014 – What the changes mean for the industry

When George Osborne promised to deliver a "Budget for savers" he really wasn't kidding as he unveiled the most radical pensions shake up in living memory

Professional Pensions | 20 Mar 2014 | 13:33 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Where are the women on pension trustee boards?

The pensions industry is often accused of being ‘male, pale and stale’; predominantly populated by white, wealthy, middle-aged men, particularly on schemes’ trustee boards.

Professional Pensions | 20 Mar 2014 | 07:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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The rise of social impact investment

After years of niche status, environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are becoming increasingly central to pension fund investment.

Professional Pensions | 13 Mar 2014 | 07:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Fiduciary management: Passing the baton, not the buck

Fiduciary management is growing in popularity. KPMG's fiduciary management survey published in November showed the full delegation market in the UK had grown to approximately £29bn.

Professional Pensions | 12 Mar 2014 | 16:09 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Buzz: Conflict of interest concerns bar senior management from trustee boards

The majority of respondents believe concern over conflicts of interest has reduced the number of senior people serving on trustee boards.

Professional Pensions | 28 Feb 2014 | 07:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Buzz: Annuitants don't need cooling off period

Buzz respondents firmly rejected Steve Webb’s latest idea to help consumers in the annuity market.

Professional Pensions | 28 Feb 2014 | 07:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Buzz: Tustees aren't distracted by box-ticking

The majority of Buzz respondents leapt to the defence of trustees, rejecting the suggestion they were getting their priorities wrong and devoting too much time to box-ticking exercises.

Professional Pensions | 28 Feb 2014 | 07:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Buzz: FCA annuity review doesn't go far enough

Despite rejecting Steve Webb’s idea of a cooling off period, Buzz contributors were far from happy with the state of the annuity market.

Professional Pensions | 28 Feb 2014 | 07:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Buzz: Govt wrong to exempt contractually enrolling employers from AE

Just one in five respondents backed the government’s plans to exempt employees who have already opted out of contractual enrolment from auto-enrolment (AE).

Professional Pensions | 28 Feb 2014 | 07:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Dividends: a step change in focus

Many defined benefit (DB) pension schemes are entering a different cash flow phase whereby the balance of importance between dividends and capital growth is changing.

Professional Pensions | 27 Feb 2014 | 07:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Buzz: Trustees failing to understand fund management charges

An even greater proportion of Buzz respondents said schemes must do more to understand the fees they pay to asset managers.

Professional Pensions | 14 Feb 2014 | 07:00 | 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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