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Handful of schemes in advanced talks with Pension SuperFund

The Pension Superfund has engaged in serious dialogue with approximately a dozen pension schemes with a view to them transferring into the defined benefit consolidator, according to its new chief executive.

Aviva customers hit by system glitch

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Pension provider Aviva has admitted that a number of its customers were unable to access their pension policies on its MyAviva system. The delays have prevented some customers from transferring their pensions.

Should LGPS funds separate from host authorities to avoid conflicts?

The relationship between local government pension schemes and their host authorities has the potential to create conflicts of interest for those charged with managing both a council’s finances and the fate of its pension fund, experts say.

Transparency worries hinder flows into active quant strategies

More than half of institutional investors are wary of using quantitative investment strategies, with a perceived lack of transparency registering at the top of investors’ concerns, according to new research.

Should shareholder distribution take a back seat to deficits?

As the Pensions Regulator takes aim at the growing gap between dividends and deficit repair contributions, a handful of schemes and sponsors are taking formal steps to align their interests.

More sponsors in talks with government over CDC

A handful of corporate entities have held exploratory discussions with the Department for Work and Pensions on collective defined contribution schemes, according to the department's defined benefit strategy team leader Julian Barker.

How can we restore trust in pensions?

Source: Hargreaves Lansdown

Analysis: Savers have long remained detached and bemused by their pension arrangements. Indeed, the success of auto-enrolment has partly depended upon consumer inertia.

One-fifth of FTSE 350 companies do not declare DB funding positions

Employers should be legally required to disclose their defined benefit scheme deficits on a technical provisions basis, along with details of the associated recovery plan durations and contributions agreed, Lincoln Pensions has said.

Enfield cuts equities for MAC following review

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The Enfield Pension Fund’s policy and investment committee has agreed to move £50m into multi-asset credit from equities, following a comprehensive review of its fixed income portfolio with its investment adviser.

NHS pensions delayed after in-house admin transition

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NHS workers are experiencing delays when claiming their pensions, owing to glitches after payroll administration was moved in-house from third-party administrator Equiniti.