'Greenest of green papers' explores DB sustainability options but lacks urgency

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A wide-ranging government green paper is exploring a number of possible changes to improve the sustainability of defined benefit schemes, but although experts welcomed the variety of issues discussed, some noted a lack of urgency. 

Henderson agrees recovery plan after funding fall

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Investment manager Henderson Group has agreed a recovery plan with its trustees after its defined benefit scheme fell out of surplus at the latest triennial valuation.

FCA market study: All-in fee might not be all-in cure

The consultation stage of the Financial Conduct Authority’s market review of the asset management industry closed last week, with experts welcoming the boost to transparency but remaining reticent over proposals for an all-in fee structure.

LPFA feels divestment pressure

The London Pensions Fund Authority is under pressure from London Mayor Sadiq Khan to divest entirely from fossil fuel holdings, but says it prefers working with companies and fund managers over divesting.

Diageo DB deadlock set to end after union split

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Drinks company Diageo has avoided a strike by members of its defined benefit pension schemes after union members accepted a deal, bringing to an end months of back-and-forth.

Comment & Analysis

Taxing times

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Editorial: The industry’s responses to the government consultation on a lower money purchase annual allowance are set to be almost entirely negative.

How can young members make an impact on their retirement funding?

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Young people would be more engaged with pensions if the investment industry demonstrated its ESG efforts, argues Lombard Odier's Tammy McPherson.

Transfers reform would provide vital clarity

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The Pensions Management Institute’s Tim Middleton says the ongoing consultation on scams is welcome and provides vital clarification for trustees dealing with suspicious transfers. 

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How the PLSA's taskforce wants to change DB

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Video: As the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has highlighted four areas for potential change to the defined benefit landscape, Ashok Gupta, who chairs its DB Taskforce, talks about the proposals and the taskforce's aims.

How the rate cut affects your scheme

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Video: As the Bank of England has cut rates and launched into a new round of quantitative easing, what are the effects on pension schemes and where can they seek cover? Aon Hewitt partner Lynda Whitney gives answers.

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