PwC schemes cut property from portfolio


PwC's two defined benefit pension schemes have removed property from their investment strategies and made a number of changes to their fixed income allocations.

Ladbrokes Coral Group shares its trustee board

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High street bookmaker Ladbrokes Coral Group has appointed a single trustee board for its pension plans following a company merger, a move experts say can improve efficiency and consistency.

IGC reporting fails to identify value for money

Independent governance committees are failing to adequately report the value for money represented by their respective providers, according to a new report ranking the committees on scrutiny and transparency.

Teesside invests in energy storage ahead of pooling

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The £3.9bn Middlesbrough Borough Council Teesside Pension Fund has invested in operational grid-scale energy storage assets, through the British Strategic Investment Fund.

RLB tech engagement drive yields positive results

Quantity surveyor Rider Levett Bucknall has seen a marked increase in staff engagement with their pensions after it introduced an app for savers to view their pension savings and offered face-to-face meetings with experts.

Comment & Analysis

Field goes in all guns blazing

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Editorial: The MPs’ pension scheme can rest easy, it does not look like they will have to pay out to Frank Field any time soon.

Campaign for greater transparency is critical to proper governance

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Chris Roberts at Dalriada Trustees explains the benefits of the FCA's new requirements for fund managers to provide details of transaction costs when requested to do so by trustees or IGCs.

What does value for money in a DC default look like?

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There is a worrying lack of consensus in the DC default market around investment strategy and risk. Hymans Robertson’s Rona Train says outcome-focused trustees and independent governance committees will conclude that younger members can tolerate risk, while older members can pay for protection.

Videos & Podcasts

Mifid II: Why it matters

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Video: The EU's second Markets in Financial Instruments Directive will change how asset managers disclose fees and charge investors for research from January. Donny Hay, client director at professional trustee company PTL, and Sebastian Reger, partner at law firm Sackers, say what trustees should keep an eye on.

Autumn Budget 2017: Reaction from the experts

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Podcast: What will the Autumn Budget mean for the pensions industry? Ruth Bamforth, director at law firm Walker Morris, and David Brooks, pensions technical director at Broadstone Corporate Benefits discuss a pensions-light Budget and the Chancellor's proposals for facilitating pension fund investment in patient capital.

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