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Scapa sticks to risk management strategy with Pie


Adhesive tape manufacturer Scapa has carried out a pension increase exchange exercise, in its latest move to manage the cost and risk of its legacy defined benefit scheme.

Environment Agency fund in surplus with ESG

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Strong investment returns have lifted the Environment Agency Active Pension Fund into surplus, as it challenged the industry to collaborate to improve uptake of environmental, social and governance-related strategies.

Locum GPs call for pensions admin overhaul

Locum GPs are calling for an overhaul of their pensions administration as sporadic correspondence and scant communication cause confusion.

DB white paper will be published in winter

The Department for Work and Pensions will consider giving further “proactive” powers to the Pensions Regulator and examine the case for consolidation, in a long-awaited white paper on defined benefit to be published in the winter.

Deficits have dropped, but how should schemes react?

Analysis: While there has been a recent improvement in defined benefit pension fund deficits, market volatility, weak covenants and increasing longevity mean trustees should continue to keep a tight rein on risk and cost management.

Qinetiq shields funding level with boost to LDI

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The Qinetiq Pension Scheme has seen a £605m boost to its liability-driven investments and has begun discussions over its long-term future as it nears full funding.

Cridland: Longevity as big an issue as climate change

Savers need to be more aware of the consequences of an ageing population on retirement saving, with providers, regulators and employers all having a part to play in improving engagement, say experts. 

Gauke calls for government and industry collaboration

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In his first speech as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, David Gauke called for consensus and collaboration to ensure a positive future for pensions, but admitted that it will take time to address some of the more challenging policy issues, from pensions tax relief to extending auto-enrolment to the self-employed.

How do trustees choose the 'right' consultant?

As consultants face criticism over their value-add, what should trustees consider before hiring one?

Leics sees opportunity in bank loans investment

Leicestershire tops up opportunity pool

Leicestershire County Council Pension Fund has committed to a new capital release fund investment as part of its growing opportunity pool allocation, as banks look to free up capital.

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