It was disappointing to hear a Financial Reporting Council (FRC) representative tell the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) stewardship conference that it's unlikely the council will support calls for pension schemes to direct their votes in pooled funds.
This would seem to put the FRC on collision course with the whole thrust of government and opposition policy on the need for institutional investors to have better engagement with the companies they own....
Proposed changes to The Pensions Regulator's (TPR) notifiable events framework so it can be more proactive when corporates make changes will create a very challenging workload, it has been said.
Aviva has created a new pension skill for Amazon Alexa that allows customers to find out how much they have saved towards their retirement.
PP has compiled a list of what to watch out for over the coming months.
The proposed cold-calling ban may be ineffective if a collaborative regulatory approach between the UK and the European Union (EU) is not maintained post-Brexit, the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) has warned.