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GMB members accept revised pension offer from Historic Royal Palaces

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Staff working for Historic Royal Palaces have accepted a revised offer on pension provision, ending months of dispute between the independent charity and the GMB trade union over the closure of their defined benefit scheme.

Professional trustee standards created to encourage better practices

The introduction of formal standards for professional trustees has been welcomed as a vital step in improving scheme governance, but concerns remain over whether the framework is robust enough.

RBS scheme slashes equities after £2bn contribution

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The Royal Bank of Scotland's UK defined benefit schemes have dramatically cut their exposure to equities, derisking their portfolios into corporate and government bonds to improve the plans' risk level.

Norfolk Pension Fund wins legal case against US biotechnology company

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The Norfolk Pension Fund has won a court case against an American pharmaceutical company and the company’s CEO and board chairman, with a jury finding them liable for securities fraud.

Caffyns appoints fiduciary manager and overhauls portfolio

Trustees of the £86m Caffyns Pension Scheme have appointed a fiduciary manager to improve the performance of the fund’s assets, leading to a restructuring of its investment portfolio.  

Communicating pensions to the next generation

There is a pensions crisis looming. How can the industry make people care about a problem that is 20 years away?

JP Morgan takes minority equity stake in Smart Pension

On the go: JP Morgan, the American multinational investment bank and financial services company, has taken a minority equity stake in UK mastertrust Smart Pension.

Pension provider calls for legal duty to be placed on dashboard operators

An auto-enrolment pension provider is calling on the government for a legal duty to be placed on pensions dashboard operators to put consumer interests first, as a new report warns they could be put at risk without it.

Merseyside goes green with £400m multi-factor equity allocation

Merseyside Pension Fund has committed £400m to a new climate-friendly multi-factor fund, developed in collaboration with FTSE Russell, as part of its strategy on managing environmental, governance and social risks.

M&S portal launch sees 12,000 DB members sign up

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Marks and Spencer have launched a new portal service that will allow its pension scheme members to access employee pension records around the clock and enable them to complete a wide range of tasks.