Employers congregate to solve Baptist scheme deficit

The Baptist Union of Great Britain has established an employer group to develop a strategy for plugging the scheme’s increased deficit. 

LGPS guidance opens doors for both investment and intervention

Pooled UK local authority pension funds as at Q4 2015

Local government pension schemes will enjoy greater flexibility with their investment arrangements, guidance on forthcoming regulation indicates, but concerns remain about the scope for government intervention.

Pensions Regulator: Cyber security should be key on risk registers

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Trustee boards should be assessing their risk of cyber attack and taking steps to protect member data and scheme assets, the chief executive of the Pensions Regulator has said.

PPF deficit figures presage hard times for funding and dividends

Analysis: Following the Pension Protection Fund’s news of yet another record deficit in defined benefit pensions, many schemes can expect to gear up for challenging funding negotiations, amid growing fears for company dividends. 

Royal Mail diversifies alternatives ahead of planned scheme closure

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The Royal Mail Pension Plan has diversified the alternatives investments in its portfolio, adding new private debt and infrastructure funds, while almost eliminating its exposure to equities in one of its sections.

Comment & Analysis

Lock the door on hackers

Illustration by Ben Jennings

Editorial: Would you leave your front door open when you go out? Not if you can help it. Online, it happens a lot.

Video

How the rate cut affects your scheme

Lynda Whitney interview on interest rate cut

Video: As the Bank of England has cut rates and launched into a new round of quantitative easing, what are the effects on pension schemes and where can they seek cover? Aon Hewitt partner Lynda Whitney gives answers.

Brexit two weeks in: The legal and investment impact

Interview with Jane Higgins and John Belgrove

Video: The UK's vote to leave the EU is having a major impact on markets and has created legal uncertainties. Partner at Allen & Overy Jane Higgins, and senior partner at Aon Hewitt John Belgrove, explain what schemes can do to position themselves well.

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