A majority of industry professionals polled believe greater strides must be made to improve the diversity of the leadership on trustee boards, Professional Pensions finds.
Pension schemes should take note of how the companies in which they invest respond to the ongoing threat of coronavirus and be prepared to speak up if the actions taken do not align with their long-term investment prospects, the Pensions and Lifetime...
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).
DC schemes are increasingly looking at investing in alternatives but face a number of challenges. Charlotte Moore takes a look at the issues they face.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has been appointed to the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures’ (TCFD) pensions industry working group.
TPR’s consultation on the future of trusteeship closed last week, but there are mixed views on its proposals. Kim Kaveh looks at the industry’s responses.
As pension schemes grapple with new fiduciary management and investment consulting rules, Charlotte Moore asks what trustees need to do
As The Pensions Regulator’s consultation on investment governance guidance closes, Holly Roach looks at the industry’s response.
Pension experts are urging UK schemes to incorporate social and governance factors into their investments, as research shows European investors do not see the potential long-term returns.
Younger voices on trustee boards are becoming increasingly required - and important - to "reflect and respond to savers' needs", according to the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association's (PLSA) Caroline Escott.
Initial responses to the government's consultation on DC investment innovation reveals a mixed views on a range of its proposals. Kim Kaveh reports.
The PLSA's Caroline Escott says investors and stakeholders must continue to ask for better information on issues that affect the motivation, skills and productivity of the workforce
The Competition and Markets Authority's (CMA) final report on the investment consultant market has been celebrated as having "real teeth" to produce better outcomes for members.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has launched a guide for trustees on investing in patient capital and other illiquid investments.
This week's top stories included The Pensions Regulator writing to 14 pension schemes, questioning the values they were giving to members seeking to transfer out.
Mandatory tenders for fiduciary management services should be conducted on a closed basis with no minimum threshold for the number of managers involved, the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) says.
Company bosses who deliberately dissolve their company to avoid paying pension contributions could be hit with disqualification under government plans.
Proposals for mandatory tendering of fiduciary management services, as well as additional guidance for trustees, have been welcomed by industry commentators albeit with some caution.
Regulation aimed at improving the governance of occupational pension schemes has left the sector "regulated to the lowest common denominator" with a "prescriptive and micro-managerial approach".
Caroline Escott says there should be alignment between the various policy and regulatory initiatives on value for money to avoid overburdening trustees.
The CMA's latest working paper finds trustees are very likely to choose their existing investment consultant for a fiduciary management mandate without third-party advice, James Phillips reports
The industry has welcomed the Competition and Markets Authority's (CMA's) working paper on the information available to trustees on the fees and quality of investment consultants and fiduciary managers.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has urged the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to refer the investment consulting market for a competition investigation.
The Personal Investment Management & Financial Advice Association's (PIMFA) senior policy adviser Caroline Escott has left the newly merged trade body to join the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) as defined benefit and investment policy...