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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

Nottinghamshire opens portals

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.

GKN scheme closures and debt issuance to combat £1bn deficit


Engineering firm GKN has closed its UK defined benefit pension schemes to future accrual, and plans to use proceeds from a debt issuance to plug a £1bn deficit on its UK post-retirement obligations.

Environment Agency fund in surplus with ESG

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Strong investment returns have lifted the Environment Agency Active Pension Fund into surplus, as it challenged the industry to collaborate to improve uptake of environmental, social and governance-related strategies.

Leics sees opportunity in bank loans investment

Leicestershire tops up opportunity pool

Leicestershire County Council Pension Fund has committed to a new capital release fund investment as part of its growing opportunity pool allocation, as banks look to free up capital.