Pension schemes that divest from stocks in sectors such as tobacco, arms, or fossil fuels are acting in an "unethical" manner, according to the Institute of Economic Affairs' (IEA) head of lifestyle economics.
Divestment will not change company behaviour and detriment is instead caused to individual pension scheme members who are deprived of returns, Christopher Snowdon argued. In particular, local authority...
A buyout tool which provides schemes with up-to-date pricing and comparisons between insurers has been launched by JLT Employee Benefits.
The DB white paper sets out plans to review the funding regime, with 'prudent' and 'appropriate' possibly redefined. But James Phillips asks if this could this signal a return to an MFR-like approach?
The trustees of GKN's pension schemes have agreed a package of mitigation measures that would improve funding to a "more prudent level" if Melrose's offer is accepted by shareholders next week.
While the new powers are welcome, most respondents doubt it will make a difference to the outcomes for members, Pensions Buzz respondents say.