One in three say bringing projects together will be more efficient.
The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) is now enabling members of its Defined Contribution Investment Builder master trust to access private markets investments.
The number of remuneration-related resolutions that received significant levels of dissent during the 2019 AGM season was at a five-year high, according to the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA).
MSCI is calling for all investors globally to more readily integrate ESG considerations throughout their investment processes to contribute to “an effective balanced transition towards a sustainable economy”.
Border to Coast Pensions Partnership has become a signatory of the United Nations supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
The Pensions Ombudsman (TPO) has rejected a number of complaints from members of the embattled and collapsed British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS).
This week’s top stories include reports of HM Treasury’s plans to give higher tax relief to those earning over £110,000, and Sir Steve Webb’s move from Royal London to Lane Clark and Peacock.
Investment managers are much more transparent on their stewardship approaches, but it remains important for there to be an ongoing dialogue with trustees. Kim Kaveh explores the findings.
HM Treasury intends to give tax relief worth hundreds of millions of pounds to those earning over £110,000, it is being reported.
Five dates in January have been set for meetings to look at reforming the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) with the Universities and College Union (UCU) and Universities UK (UUK).
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has welcomed the reintroduction of the pension schemes bill, after the government reaffirmed the details in the reopening of parliament this week.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has welcomed the government’s latest update on the details of the pension schemes bill.
GSAM has unveiled its annual study of pension schemes within the FTSE 350 index on funding level trends. Kim Kaveh explores its findings.
The government should consider making auto-enrolment (AE) minimum contributions compulsory and removing tax-relief from this sum, Baroness Ros Altmann says.
The Net Pay Action Group (NPAG) is urging the government to deliver on its manifesto pledge to review unfair tax rules in pensions.
This week’s top stories include the outcome of the Bauer judgment, and BT Pension Scheme Management acquiring a majority stake in Procentia.
The government will reintroduce the pension schemes bill as part of an “ambitious programme of domestic reform”, the Queen’s Speech confirmed today.
Trustees are being urged to engage early with The Pensions Regulator (TPR) during corporate transactions and to be transparent to protect savers.
Guy Opperman has retained his post as pensions and financial inclusion minister, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has confirmed.
Government auto-enrolment provider Nest has mapped out how it will aim to help tackle climate-related risks, by testing ways to support cutting carbon emissions to 1.5 degrees.
Master trusts have enjoyed positive returns across the three investment journey phases but there are some “early signs of concern” emerging around risk profiles, a Hymans Robertson master trust report reveals.
The HSBC Master Trust has become the first new master trust to be authorised by The Pensions Regulator (TPR), after having applied after the regime kicked off.
BT Pension Scheme Management (BTPSM) has acquired a majority stake in software firm Procentia for an undisclosed amount.
The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) Joint Expert Panel’s (JEP) proposals for future valuations have received broad support as a way protecting the long-term interests of its members.
This week’s top stories include an article about women remaining at risk of running out of money in retirement, and one about Buck winning 36 additional client contracts since launching as an independent business last year.
The Conservativess' pension policies are expected to be implemented in the coming months after yesterday’s general election confirmed a substantial win for the party.
Taylor Wessing has published a report gauging industry views on challenges associated with pensions restructuring. Kim Kaveh explores the findings
Since launching as an independent business in August last year, pensions and employee benefits consultancy Buck has won 36 additional client contracts.
Just 23% of blue collar construction workers are saving into a workplace pension, a Freedom of Information (FOI) request by Unite has revealed.
Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) has invested £250m in debt issued by the City of London Corporation for a series of development projects in the capital.
Aggregate spending on defined benefit (DB) pensions has dropped from £19bn to £15bn in 12 months, according to Hymans Robertson.
Evolve Pensions has launched a new member website called Evolink for its Crystal master trust, which includes additional online functionality to its previous system.
Pension funds have expressed concerns that the transport industry is lagging behind on helping to tackle climate change in line with international expectations.
Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing (MTVH) is planning to set up a defined contribution (DC) pension arrangement to provide future benefits for current employees and new joiners through auto-enrolment (AE).
Pensions Insurance Corporation (PIC) has invested £195m of debt finance in Glasgow City Council Group subsidiary, City Property Glasgow.
The DCIF has published a report looking into how providers and members are responding to Freedom and Choice nearly five years on. Kim Kaveh explores the findings.
Legal & General (L&G) has launched an online annuity searching tool, allowing consumers to compare rates across six leading providers.
The Labour party and the Liberal Democrats have published their 2019 election manifestos, with little similarities in proposals for the future of pensions policy.
Grant Thornton has launched an integrated risk management (IRM) software tool to support clients in better understanding defined benefit (DB) scheme funding options and their associated risks.
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The BT Pension Scheme (BSPS) has awarded a $1bn (£777bn) private equity mandate to Hermes GPE, to invest globally.
Defined benefit (DB) trustees are now required to contact financial advice firms to ensure staff providing advice to a members are compliant under new adviser rules before carrying out a transfer exercise.
With political parties drawing up their manifestos for next month’s general election, Kim Kaveh explores the industry’s ambitions for future pensions policy.
Now authorisation has ended for existing schemes, Kim Kaveh reflects on the process and asks what the future holds for ongoing supervision.
A recruitment agency and its managing director have pleaded guilty to misleading The Pensions Regulator (TPR) by falsely claiming staff had been put into a workplace pension.
The government should review pension tax rules and simplify the system, according to AJ Bell and the Association of Consulting Actuaries (ACA).
The UK’s consumer prices index (CPI) has fallen to its lowest level since November 2016, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Smart Pension and Australian administrator Link Group have entered a strategic global partnership to take their “combined expertise” into new markets in the UK and globally.