Professional Pensions is holding a webinar on how the pensions industry can make a real impact when it comes to ESG – asking what is better, to engage or to divest.
This week’s top stories included the launch of Scottish Widows’ ESG exclusions policy, while Deloitte acquired the admin and actuarial business of Kerr Henderson.
The gender pension gap has narrowed to just 1%, but the pay gap and part-time working ratio means women are still saving less per year than men, according to Scottish Widows.
Graeme Bold says the right communications can improve both the level of savings and the outcomes for savers.
The Reckitt Benckiser Pension Fund has secured a £415m buy-in with Scottish Widows, insuring the benefits of around half of pensioners.
Scottish Widows has begun work with its fund management partners to divest at least £440m from companies which do not meet its ESG standards under a new exclusions policy.
Here they are - the winners of the UK Pensions Awards 2020...
The Scottish Widows Master Trust board has completed its line-up with the appointment of Cheryl Black.
Offerings from Aegon, Aviva, and Scottish Widows have taken the crown in the Financial Technology Research Centre’s (FTRC) annual workplace pensions and auto-enrolment (AE) ratings.
This week’s top stories included Aon findings that the number of defined benefit schemes employing a sole trustee model is expected to double by 2025, while Scottish Widows invested £2bn as the inaugural investor in BlackRock’s new climate fund.
Scottish Widows has invested £2bn of pension fund assets to become the inaugural investor in BlackRock’s authorised contractual scheme (ACS) Climate Transition World Equity Fund.
Millions of people are saving for a pension for the first time thanks to AE, but the Covid-19 crisis has posed a communications challenge. James Phillips looks at how to get the long-term nature of pensions across to this new generation of savers.
Scottish Widows has unveiled an updated stewardship policy detailing how it will undertake stewardship and engagement activity in support of its responsible investment framework.
The positive impact of auto-enrolment (AE) on retirement savings risks running out of steam amid growing concerns about the damage of the Covid-19 pandemic, says Scottish Widows.
As an interim regime for consolidators is launched, Emma Watkins looks at how to enhance protection of members’ benefits.
Professional Pensions’ expert panel discusses how defined contribution (DC) default strategies will change following the crisis.
After a bumper year, insurers are now facing a slower and smaller pipeline as schemes grapple with Covid-19, writes James Phillips.
Scottish Widows has temporarily extended its quote guarantee period for annuity applications in a bid to support advisers and customers during the Covid-19 crisis.
Scottish Widows’ independent governance committee (IGC) has published its annual chairman’s report – giving the provider a good value for money rating for its modern products but suggesting improvements, particularly for the firm’s legacy offerings.
Standard Life and Zurich have published their latest independent governance committee (IGC) reports – posting overall green and amber value-for-money assessments respectively.
Nimble footwork enables small schemes to compete with the big boys in the buyout market, says Stephanie Hawthorne.
Scottish Widows is aiming to boost its sustainability practices by working under a new responsible investment and stewardship framework.
Here they are. The finalist lists for the UK Pensions Awards 2020.