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Handful of schemes in advanced talks with Pension SuperFund

The Pension Superfund has engaged in serious dialogue with approximately a dozen pension schemes with a view to them transferring into the defined benefit consolidator, according to its new chief executive.

Field asks TPR to learn lessons as Kodak zombie set to enter PPF

The chair of the Work and Pensions Committee has written to the Pensions Regulator asking it to reflect on lessons it should have learned from its handling of the Kodak Pension Plan, which this week announced it faced Pension Protection Fund entry.

Mercer parent's JLT acquisition brings consulting giants under one roof

On the go: Marsh & McLennan, the insurance broker and consultancy that owns Mercer, has announced it is to buy Jardine Lloyd Thompson for $5.6bn (£4.3bn) in cash.

Transparency worries hinder flows into active quant strategies

More than half of institutional investors are wary of using quantitative investment strategies, with a perceived lack of transparency registering at the top of investors’ concerns, according to new research.

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.

DB governance: Small schemes fail to keep pace

Small defined benefit schemes are still lagging behind their larger counterparts when it comes to governance standards, new research from the Pensions Regulator has shown.

One-fifth of FTSE 350 companies do not declare DB funding positions

Employers should be legally required to disclose their defined benefit scheme deficits on a technical provisions basis, along with details of the associated recovery plan durations and contributions agreed, Lincoln Pensions has said.

Enfield cuts equities for MAC following review

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The Enfield Pension Fund’s policy and investment committee has agreed to move £50m into multi-asset credit from equities, following a comprehensive review of its fixed income portfolio with its investment adviser.

NHS pensions delayed after in-house admin transition

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NHS workers are experiencing delays when claiming their pensions, owing to glitches after payroll administration was moved in-house from third-party administrator Equiniti.

UK’s three biggest public schemes failing on climate change

The Universities Superannuation Scheme, the Railways Pension Scheme and the Electricity Supply Pension Scheme have been slammed for the quality of their response to climate change.