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Transparency welcome, but method for managing info yet to be agreed

Melanie Cusack

Despite the new requirement for transaction costs to be disclosed in a clear and meaningful way, full transparency is yet to be achieved and a method for dealing with the information in a proportionate and effective manner is yet to be agreed, says PTL's Melanie Cusack.

Regulation must adapt to protect members in consolidation deals

Darren Redmayne

Darren Redmayne from Lincoln Pensions outlines the regulatory and guidance framework that could help facilitate safe transfers to commercial consolidators, and the steps defined benefit trustees might take in the interim.

Should shareholder distribution take a back seat to deficits?

As the Pensions Regulator takes aim at the growing gap between dividends and deficit repair contributions, a handful of schemes and sponsors are taking formal steps to align their interests.

Sin stocks under scrutiny

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Editorial: Responsible investment campaigners notched a significant win last week, with the government publishing long-awaited regulations on environmental, social and governance disclosures.

Schemes must not let consultants hide behind advice excuse

Tej Dosanjh

We all know that trustees should assess the performance and value for money provided by their investment consultants – the real question is how to achieve this, says CEM Benchmarking's Tej Dosanjh.

Zero-tolerance approach needed to tackle scams

Tracy Weller (teaser)

Introducing an authorised list for pension transfers would act as a crucial defence for savers in the fight against fraudsters, argues Tracy Weller, board director at the Pensions Administration Standards Association.