Does Saudi Arabia's succession planning put your scheme to shame?

Any other business: Industry experts have warned that schemes are not putting enough thought into what would happen should they need to replace their trustee chair or pension director, leaving themselves open to administrative risk.

Shipbuilding scheme sails towards 10% property allocation

The Shipbuilding Industries Pension Scheme plans to boost its property allocation to around a tenth of its overall portfolio in its hunt for diversification, capital preservation and income.

Draghi has unleashed the force: what will it mean for schemes?

Latest blog: The unleashing of €60bn (£45bn) a month of quantitative easing by the European Central Bank last week could mark trouble ahead for UK pension schemes, as greater demand for gilts pushes yields ever lower and liabilities higher.

Leading DB funds target responsible investment disconnect

The UK’s largest pension funds have put pressure on fund managers to make the case for their responsible investment strategies, publishing a guide intended to “break down the information barriers” between schemes and managers.

LPFA: £500m GMPF tie-up not limited to infra

The chief of the London Pensions Fund Authority has said the £500m tie-up with the Greater Manchester Pension Fund, announced last week, will consider “infrastructure in a broad definition”. 

How the slump in oil prices is hitting schemes

As oil prices fall below $50 (£33) a barrel, investment experts have urged pension schemes to seize the opportunity to hedge their liabilities against inflation and heed the impact on their commodity markets exposure.

Comment & Analysis

Does Saudi Arabia's succession planning put your scheme to shame?

Any other business: Industry experts have warned that schemes are not putting enough thought into what would happen should they need to replace their trustee chair or pension director, leaving themselves open to administrative risk.

Editorial: Making yourself heard

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Once again, the country’s leading pension funds have stood up for responsible investment, and pressure is building on asset managers to be more forthcoming in their reporting on the matter.

Webb: Why a soft launch is right for automatic transfers

Talking head: Pensions minister Steve Webb makes his case for phasing-in automatic transfers with an opt-in process for pot-follows-member, and details the government's next steps.

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IMA: Schemes must bear overall charges cap compliance burden

Jonathan Lipkin

Video: Jonathan Lipkin, director of public policy at the Investment Management Association, says that it is not up to investment managers to take the overall responsibility for ensuring charges are below the 0.75 per cent cap effective from April (5:48).

Altmann: Death tax removal could incentivise people to stay in pensions

Ros Altmann

Video: Independent pensions expert and the government's older workers champion Ros Altmann discusses the Budget changes and the chancellor's further pensions tax announcements (4:18).

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