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Will private credit become a mainstay of DC portfolios?

Analysis: Private credit is flavour of the month with yield-starved defined benefit funds, but has only attracted defined contribution business from the giants of the mastertrust sector. Could renegotiations on fees open up the asset class for today’s savers?

DC Debate Q3: Updating asset allocations

In the second part of this quarter’s debate, our five DC professionals look beyond the traditional bond and equity portfolio to consider issues including diversified growth funds, alternatives and ESG.

LPFA looks to build on latest property allocation

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The London Pensions Fund Authority will cut the ribbon next year on the Pontoon Dock, a residential property project incorporating 154 high quality privately rented homes and 82 affordable homes available for rental or shared ownership.

Millennials want more help with pensions, study shows

Millennials have a responsible attitude to retirement saving, despite pressure to get on the property ladder and pay off student debt, but more than half want more support and information about pensions, a study has found.

The Weekly Wrap: August 31 edition

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A round-up of the pensions news stories published across the FT Group this week, from the Russian president’s compromise, to the potential cost of failing to deliver the pensions dashboard.

Regulator tells schemes to consider cutting transfer values

The Pensions Regulator asked the trustees of 14 defined benefit schemes to review their transfer processes and consider cutting transfer values for members considering cashing in their benefits.

Michael Johnson: Replace pensions tax relief with bonuses

In a bid to make pensions saving more progressive, the Centre for Policy Studies has recommended substituting tax relief on pensions for capped bonuses on individual and employers’ retirement contributions.

Aegon not interested in scooping up failed mastertrusts

Pensions provider Aegon has declared itself uninterested in buying mastertrusts that drop out of the market as a result of authorisation, aiming instead at the more lucrative single-trust defined contribution market.

Cost concerns hinder company action on staff financial wellbeing

Forty-nine per cent of employers currently have no defined financial wellbeing strategy in place, a recent survey has found, as experts urged corporate boards to tackle the subject formally.