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Government pushes for patient capital in Autumn Budget

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Chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond stated the government’s desire to see pension funds invest in patient capital as part of yesterday’s Autumn Budget.

Islington weighs up equity protection strategies

The £1.3bn London Borough of Islington Pension Fund is assessing three equity protection strategies as part of its ongoing investment strategy update.

Worker status at centre of draft bill on gig economy

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The Work and Pensions Committee and the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee have published a draft bill and a report on workers’ rights and the gig economy.

Forces win back payout for family bereavement

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The Ministry of Defence has agreed to introduce the Short-Term Family Pension to the Armed Forces Pension Scheme 2015. The provision, which is in place for members of the 1975 scheme, was not carried over to the new 2015 scheme.

Gina Miller: Brexit could change retirement attitudes

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Economic turmoil induced by the UK’s exit from the EU might tempt savers to draw from their retirement pots sooner, according to Gina Miller, founding partner at wealth manager SCM Direct.

Progress towards long-term objectives tops list of DB concerns

Concerns over long-term objectives, managing funding constraints and keeping up with change rank at the top of concerns held at defined benefit schemes, followed by the task of balancing stakeholder interests, new research has found.

Is it time for a trustee code of conduct?

From politics to professional football, acting and the media, every corridor of power has been exposed, particularly in recent weeks, as rife with abuse and exploitation.

Teachers’ Pensions gets slammed over admin

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Teachers’ Pensions, which runs the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, has been criticised by its members over its perceived poor service delivery, as experts highlight the limitations of relying on online servicing.

JT Dove lowers deficit following mortality study

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The £26m JT Dove Pension Scheme has reduced its forecast deficit by 11 per cent following a medically underwritten mortality study.

It's time to put our faith in experts

Alex Warnakulasuriya

From the blog: The transfer market has been frantic with activity since the introduction of pension freedoms in 2015. Around £50bn has been cashed out of company pension schemes over the past two years, according to Mercer.

  

Now may be the time to add to your Lamborghini collection, but not if the alleged 'enemy of Brexit', Bank of England governor Mark Carney, is to have anything to do with it.

  

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