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DC investment design: How to ensure good member outcomes

Andrew Brown

Columbia Threadneedle’s Andrew Brown explains how trustees can help to ensure good outcomes for DC members by regularly reviewing the suitability of the default, ensuring adequate investment governance and establishing measurable performance objectives.

PPF: Our new approach to company voluntary arrangements

Malcolm Weir

Malcolm Weir, director of restructuring and insolvency at the Pension Protection Fund, explains how the lifeboat’s new CVA guidance will assist employers and their advisers when putting together a proposal.

Mechanical bulls: the dangers of index capitalism

Stefan Lundbergh

If the 1980s saw the world move into money manager capitalism, today’s markets are evidence of a new era of index capitalism, whose economic consequences could be severe, write Cardano’s Stefan Lundbergh and the University of Groningen's Dirk Bezemer and Joeri Schasfoort.

Companies cannot justify DB for older workers only

Phil Farrell

No one wants to give up a lucrative defined benefit pension, but allowing continued accrual for older workers while younger workers get inadequate defined contribution stifles businesses and creates intergenerational inequality, writes Quantum Advisorys Phil Farrell.

DWP consultation will force trustees to take notice of ESG

Lydia Fearn

Pension trustees walk something of a tightrope these days, having to balance maximum short-term returns with being mindful of long-term factors that might affect future performance.

What the regulator’s corporate plan means for pensions administration

Michael de Souza

Trafalgar House’s Michael de Souza explains what the Pensions Regulator’s corporate plan for 2018-2021 means for pensions administration.

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