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TRW drives up high-yield credit allocation

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Trustees for the pension plan of automotive company TRW have added to the scheme's high-yield credit allocation, but opinions on the outlook for this asset class are divided.

Government pushes for patient capital in Autumn Budget

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Chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond stated the government’s desire to see pension funds invest in patient capital as part of yesterday’s Autumn Budget.

Economic gloom overshadows quiet Budget for pensions

Autumn Budget 2017: The pensions industry has had its wish granted with a Budget light on savings policy, but a worsening economic horizon may still mean heads are being scratched on pension scheme investment boards.

Islington weighs up equity protection strategies

The £1.3bn London Borough of Islington Pension Fund is assessing three equity protection strategies as part of its ongoing investment strategy update.

The ultimate guide to passing a trustee interview

Any Other Business: Selection is the new election. More and more trustee boards are choosing new additions to their ranks themselves rather than leaving board composition to a democratic vote, according to experts.

Gina Miller: Brexit could change retirement attitudes

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Economic turmoil induced by the UK’s exit from the EU might tempt savers to draw from their retirement pots sooner, according to Gina Miller, founding partner at wealth manager SCM Direct.

Progress towards long-term objectives tops list of DB concerns

Concerns over long-term objectives, managing funding constraints and keeping up with change rank at the top of concerns held at defined benefit schemes, followed by the task of balancing stakeholder interests, new research has found.

Teachers’ Pensions gets slammed over admin

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Teachers’ Pensions, which runs the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, has been criticised by its members over its perceived poor service delivery, as experts highlight the limitations of relying on online servicing.

Field: Members should have first claim on assets

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Work and Pensions Committee chair Frank Field wants pension scheme members to have first claim on any assets from bankrupt sponsors, a debate on scrapping limited liability, and hopes to start an independent action group to support trustees.

JT Dove lowers deficit following mortality study

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The £26m JT Dove Pension Scheme has reduced its forecast deficit by 11 per cent following a medically underwritten mortality study.

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