Any Other Business: When we started this feature a year ago this week, its aim was to help trustees get to grips with the more oblique aspects of their role – from how to negotiate the best deal for your scheme in a merger, to what happens if you need to fire a fellow trustee.
Findel Group Pension Scheme has paid more than £2.3m in past-service costs to make good an error in which a member benefit equalisation exercise was implemented incorrectly.
Environment Agency Pension Fund has detailed the five-point criteria it uses to assess managers for its responsible investments, as it awards £180m to a global sustainable equity mandate.
The Pensions Research Accountants Group has issued a practical guide to help scheme practitioners fulfil new reporting requirements following last year’s revisions to the statement of recommended practice.
West Midlands Pension Fund has achieved more than 15 per cent return on its investments for the year, as it works to strip away costs and ditch flagging investments.
Hedged liabilities grew to a record £657bn last year as medium-sized schemes flowed into pooled mandates, but experts have flagged a concentration risk from liability-driven investment's three dominant providers.
Comment & Analysis
No festival is complete without music. As I loitered at the fringes of a marquee, in Wednesday’s sweltering heat, sounds from nearby speakers streamed an eclectic mix of hillbilly country and Mexican mariachi as I watched the panel discussion on foreign exchange.
Pensions minister Ros Altmann sets out her stall on driving forward pension reform, paying particular attention to DB funding.
JLT Employee Benefits' John Finch gives six top tips for trustees to consider when choosing a fiduciary manager.
Video: Which trends are driving how pension funds are structuring their growth portfolios? M&G Investments' Steven Andrew, Nest's Mark Fawcett and Barnett Waddingham's Marcus Whitehead discuss the opportunities and risks (5:55).
Video: Aviva Investors' Mark Versey, plus HR Trustees' Giles Payne and Redington's Kenny Nicoll discuss how underlying investment strategies are evolving (5:47).
Video: What unknowns remain on the cusp of April 6? National Association of Pension Funds' DC policy lead Richard Wilson, and partner at consultancy LCP Andy Cheseldine discuss what is left to do and how to manage expectations (5:36).