This week’s top stories included Barnett Waddingham announcing nine new partner promotions, while three accounting bodies came together to publish Covid-19 guidance for the compilation of pension scheme accounts.
The Brunel Pension Partnership has reduced the carbon intensity of its active portfolios by 7% compared their respective benchmarks, it has revealed today.
Legal claims for compensation are being considered against the Woodford Equity Income fund's (WEIF) authorised corporate director (ACD) Link Fund Solutions, which is accused of early-stage failures in the fund's collapse, a failure to act in the best...
Link Fund Solutions (LFS) has agreed to sell "a significant portion" of the stricken LF Equity Income fund's holdings to US firm Acacia Research Corporation for up to £223.9m.
More than 700 adviser firms adviser firms have relinquished defined benefit (DB) transfer permissions during the regulator’s probe into the market.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has banned the use of contingent charging in defined benefit (DB) transfer advice.
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The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the UK labour market will cause a significant increase in the number of dormant pension pots in 2020, with defined contribution (DC) schemes most affected.
The number of excess deaths for week 21 of the year have been very similar to the number of Covid-19 related deaths for the first time since March, according to the Continuous Mortality Index (CMI).
Fidelity International has launched three actively-managed ESG ETFs, further expanding the five-strong Sustainable Family range of funds it released in last September.
Every month, several firms issue trackers of the aggregate defined benefit (DB) scheme funding position. See here for the May 2020 estimates on the various measures…
Barnett Waddingham has promoted nine to partner level in response to growing client demand and to maintain market-leading service delivery for clients.
Three accounting bodies have published specific Covid-19 guidance for the compilation of pension scheme accounts, recognising that “it can’t be business as usual”.
The trustees of the Dolce Limited Retirement Benefits Scheme have selected First Actuarial to provide administration and actuarial services from this month.
Asset manager Greencoat Capital has acquired the Lincolnshire-based Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant with funds from RPMI Railpen and Greencoat Renewable Income and commitments from UK corporate and Local Government Pension Scheme funds.
Over a third of investment costs faced by pension savers come from transactions, according to the latest annual research from Caceis.
A new tracker launched by XPS Pensions Group predicts Covid-19 related deaths for the UK are now at or close to 50,000.
The Unomedical Pension Plan has agreed to a £10m buyout of its 65 members’ liabilities with Aviva.
Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) will divest from tobacco, coal, and controversial weapons manufacturers following “years of demand” from members and recent protests on its overall commitment to climate action.
Employers will be required to pay a proportion of furloughed staff costs from August, Rishi Sunak has announced today.