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What the firefighters' and judges' case means for pensions policy

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Podcast: The government was recently denied leave to appeal a Court of Appeal ruling that pension changes discriminated against younger firefighters and judges. What does this mean for government policy regarding public sector pensions? And how could the issue spill over into private sector pensions? In this episode, Rosalind Connor, partner at Arc Pensions Law, discusses the far-reaching implications of this landmark case.

Global Pensions Wrap: June 29 edition

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A round up of the big global pensions and investment stories covered around the FT this week – from Aussie superfunds flouting fee disclosure rules, to rising fears over the health of US public pension plans.

Putting a stop to unsuitable defined benefit transfer advice

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Podcast: The Financial Conduct Authority recently expressed concern that too much of the defined benefit transfer advice it has seen to date is still not of an acceptable standard. In this podcast, Tom Selby, senior analyst at AJ Bell, and Bob Scott, senior partner at LCP, talk about the impact of increased regulatory scrutiny of transfer advice, the need for DB flexibility, and how schemes and employers can help members by appointing a dedicated independent financial adviser to their scheme. 

How will investment pathways help consumers?

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Podcast: In January, the Financial Conduct Authority launched its consultation on investment pathways and other proposed changes to its rules and guidance. The consultation closed in April and the watchdog plans to publish its final rules and guidance in July. In this podcast, Jonathan Parker, director of DC and financial well-being consulting at Redington, discusses how investment pathways will help savers make more appropriate choices, and explains why smaller providers should not be exempt from the proposed regulations.

Are you doing enough to engage scheme members?

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Podcast: While technology is helping improve pensions communications across the industry, several challenges remain. In this PE podcast, Shola Salako, trustee representative at Dalriada Trustees, and Rhys Williams, strategy director at communications consultancy Quietroom, discuss the different ways in which schemes and providers can engage with members, and where they might be going wrong.

Global Pensions Wrap: June 1 edition

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A round-up of the pensions and investment news stories developing around the world this week, from KLP’s decision to sell out of ‘sin stocks’ to a move by two major pensions to intervene in an "absurd" lawsuit.

Global Pensions Wrap: May 25 edition

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A round-up of the global pensions industry stories published across the FT Group – from a Taiwan fund boosting its absolute return exposure, to an ex-fire chief’s 15-year sentence for a $10m (£7.9m) Ponzi scam. 

Darbyshire joins LPP as head of pension admin

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Data remains a key issue for pension funds, according to the Local Pensions Partnership’s Joanne Darbyshire.

Global Pensions Wrap: May 18 edition

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A round-up of the global pensions industry stories published across the FT Group – from the activist wave hitting Japan's biggest companies to shareholders remaining indifferent to eye-watering pension awards at a UK bank.

Snaps from PIPA 2019

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Congratulations to all the 20th anniversary Pension and Investment Provider Awards winners, and thank you to everyone who made it a great night! Here are some snaps and tweets from the ceremony.