TRW drives up high-yield credit allocation

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Trustees for the pension plan of automotive company TRW have added to the scheme's high-yield credit allocation, but opinions on the outlook for this asset class are divided.

Government pushes for patient capital in Autumn Budget

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Chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond stated the government’s desire to see pension funds invest in patient capital as part of yesterday’s Autumn Budget.

Economic gloom overshadows quiet Budget for pensions

Autumn Budget 2017: The pensions industry has had its wish granted with a Budget light on savings policy, but a worsening economic horizon may still mean heads are being scratched on pension scheme investment boards.

Islington weighs up equity protection strategies

The £1.3bn London Borough of Islington Pension Fund is assessing three equity protection strategies as part of its ongoing investment strategy update.

Comment & Analysis

Two ways to help secure member outcomes

Robert Gardner

Redington’s Robert Gardner explains why investment governance can be crucial for member outcomes.

Where is the pensions ice bucket challenge?

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An increase in auto-enrolment contribution rates needs to be accompanied and aided by renewed efforts at member engagement using viral media tactics, says Aon Employee Benefits’ Debbie Falvey. 

A cold call ban is not the most effective scams measure

Ian Neale

Ian Neale from policy specialists Aries Insight takes a closer look at the government's proposals on banning pension cold calls.

Videos & Podcasts

Cyber security: Is your scheme protected?

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Podcast: Cyber security has risen up the agenda for pension funds in recent years. In the wake of ransomware attacks affecting computer systems across the world, and with new data protection requirements on the horizon, Margaret Snowdon, chairman of the Pensions Administration Standards Association, and Dan Taylor, client director at third-party administrator Trafalgar House, explain how trustees can safeguard their schemes.

How trustees and employers can support member decisions

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Podcast: How can trustees and employers provide support on members' financial decisions without being subject to regulation? Kate Smith, head of pensions at provider Aegon, and Mike Crowe, trustee representative at Dalriada Trustees, discuss the Financial Conduct Authority's employer and trustee factsheet and what can be done to improve members' financial wellbeing. 

A closer look at the main parties' pension proposals

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Podcast: From a double lock to a flexible state pension age, Malcolm McLean, senior consultant at Barnett Waddingham, and Edward Brown, partner at law firm Hogan Lovells, discuss the pension policies the political parties have proposed in their manifestos ahead of the election on June 8.

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