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RLB tech engagement drive yields positive results

Quantity surveyor Rider Levett Bucknall has seen a marked increase in staff engagement with their pensions after it introduced an app for savers to view their pension savings and offered face-to-face meetings with experts.

South Yorks plumps for alts as equity concerns bite

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The South Yorkshire Pension Fund is trimming its equity exposure and allocating to a range of alternatives, as part of a wide-ranging review that reaffirms the fund’s commitment to environmental, social and governance-based principles.

BAE actuarial switch sidesteps funding slump

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BAE Systems has ditched gilts-based valuations for its UK defined benefit schemes after gaining regulatory approval, freezing its deficit at 2014 levels and sparking controversy in the pensions industry.

De La Rue cuts pension increases to ease funding pressures

Trustees of the De La Rue defined benefit pension scheme have agreed to cut inflation-proofing on member benefits, wiping an estimated £70m off the security specialist’s accounting deficit.

Reuters adds MAC fund as trend expected to continue

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The Reuters Pension Fund has invested in a second multi-asset credit fund and dropped a loans fund, as the lure of high risk-adjusted returns continues to draw investors to MAC products.

Nottinghamshire to create portals for improved admin

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The Nottinghamshire County Council Pension Fund is implementing portals for both employers and members as part of a push to improve administration across the scheme.

South Yorks fines employers for late contribution returns

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The South Yorkshire Pensions Authority has witnessed an improvement in its service delivery, following the launch of a new pensions administration strategy which allows it to fine tardy participating employers.

Bayer latest scheme to move to mastertrust

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Pharmaceutical company Bayer has closed the DC section of its pension plan and transferred members to a mastertrust, a move experts say has become more widespread in recent years.

SSE wipes off £1.2bn of longevity risk

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FTSE 100 energy company SSE has completed £1.2bn of longevity risk hedging for two of its DB pension schemes, comprised of two buy-ins and longevity swaps with separate insurers.

CYBG scheme closure highlights industry's 10-year funding headache

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Banking group CYBG has closed its DB pension scheme to future accrual, wiping £131m from its liabilities and avoiding increased contributions amid worsening market conditions.

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