Notts expands local property investment

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The £4.9bn Nottinghamshire County Council Pension Fund has increased its commitment to local property investment. The fund has added £10m to its local property fund and has expanded the geographical area where it will invest.

Life expectancy falls by a year in some regions

Life expectancy growth in England is slowing, with some regions experiencing a drop of one year, according to research by a Department of Health agency.

Delivering the ill health pension

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Any other business: Illness is an unconventional path to a pension transfer. But for the thousands of employees every year rendered unable to work through sickness, surviving financially through the mercy of an early pension might make all the difference.

Southampton uni's DB closure proposal poorly timed, experts say

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The University of Southampton is consulting on the closure of its defined benefit scheme for non-academic staff, a move experts have said is not well timed given current scrutiny of senior pay packages at universities.

Carillion collapse sparks calls for better DB rules

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The collapse of Carillion and impending transfer of some of its defined benefit members into the Pension Protection Fund has raised questions about the suitability of existing pensions laws.

TPT assists banks with risk capital investment

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Mastertrust TPT Retirement Solutions is investing in regulatory capital strategies, where the scheme provides risk capital for the loan books of banks. The trust is also making allocations to alternative risk premiums.

Comment & Analysis

Scams – lest we forget

Margaret Snowdon

Margaret Snowdon from the Pensions Administration Standards Association would like to see a TV campaign alerting pension savers to the risk of scams.

Careful documentation is key to successful admin changeovers

Kathy Turpin

Careful documentation and honesty are crucial in carrying out a successful pensions administration transition, says Kathy Turpin at Law Debenture Pension Trustees. 

How shareholder activism is driving better corporate governance

Ashley Hamilton Claxton

Investors in equities get not just returns, but a valuable vote that can influence the behaviour of the world's largest companies for the better, writes Royal London Asset Management's Ashley Hamilton Claxton.

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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