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Mums know best: Hogg Robinson mortality study slashes liabilities

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B2B services provider Hogg Robinson Group has undertaken a medically underwritten mortality study of its UK pension scheme members, shaving £68.4m off its liabilities.

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.

John Lewis Partnership protects future with LDI

John Lewis shops for matching assets

The John Lewis Partnership Trust has introduced a liability hedging programme increasing its hedge ratio to 60 per cent, in a move experts said would protect significant recent contributions.

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.

Dyfed 97% funded but private schemes lag behind

The Dyfed Pension Fund is nearing solvency as an investment review is set to largely stick with the scheme’s equity-heavy asset allocation, making for a sharp contrast to the situation at many private sector schemes.

JLT scheme deficit shows rate pain persists

The UK pension scheme of consultancy and insurance business JLT Group saw its IAS 19 deficit jump during 2016, as bond yields proved a leveller for schemes of all sponsor types.

Post Office surplus raises union affordability complaints

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The Post Office section of the Royal Mail Pension Plan remains in surplus, its latest funding update shows, just weeks after it was closed to future accrual amid union consternation.

Invensys attempts to reconcile GMPs delayed by HMRC

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Slow responses from HM Revenue & Customs are delaying efforts by the Invensys Pension Scheme to reconcile guaranteed minimum pensions, the scheme’s trustees have told members.

Taylor Wimpey builds synthetic equities to tackle volatility

Taylor Wimpey builds synthetic equities to tackle volatility

The pension scheme of housebuilder Taylor Wimpey has undertaken a widespread derisking programme, strengthening existing hedges while converting physical equity investments into a synthetic, volatility-dampening exposure.

John Laing targets speedy return to full funding

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The John Laing Pension Fund has agreed a recovery plan worth £171m to be paid over seven years by its sponsor, infrastructure investor John Laing, following an actuarial valuation.

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