HP sets up trustee company in simplification push


The Hewlett Packard Limited Retirement Benefits Plan has changed the structure of its trustee board to a trustee company, in a move to simplify processes while increasing scrutiny of trustee actions. 

S&N dives into infra and absolute return funds

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The Scottish & Newcastle Pension Plan has agreed to introduce a new allocation to infrastructure debt while increasing its absolute return exposure, as schemes seek steady returns and diversification.

First asset managers commit to LGPS transparency code

The Local Government Pension Scheme advisory board has launched its code of transparency to improve cost disclosure, amid early indications that asset managers will sign up.

Advice suitable but disclosure too complex, finds FCA

The Financial Conduct Authority has published the findings from its review into the suitability of pensions and investment advice, but while the results are reassuring, experts say more needs to be done to make advice less convoluted.

Manchester University upgrades investment strategy

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Trustees of the Manchester University Superannuation Scheme have adopted a new liability-driven investment strategy, while dropping a UK equity mandate in favour of global equities.

What the DB green paper might (not) change

As the deadline for the consultation on defined benefit security and sustainability approaches, what are the industry's hopes – and fears – for the DB framework?

Should trustees review their advisers more often?

Analysis: There are myriad tasks involved in running a scheme, so time is precious and efficiency is key. But when it comes to evaluating advice, how can trustees measure performance, and should they be reviewing their consultants more frequently?  

Suffolk scheme fills gaps with greenfield infra

Suffolk goes green

The Suffolk Pension Fund has added to its alternatives allocation, including a commitment to illiquid credit and an investment in a greenfield infrastructure fund, as experts have highlighted the importance of good governance when investing in illiquids.

Vauxhall boosts LDI and DGFs in scheme overhaul

Vauxhall restructures asset allocation

The Vauxhall pension plan has restructured its asset allocation by increasing exposure to liability-driven investments and diversified growth funds, as experts agree these are “sensible” steps to take.

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