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The Weekly Wrap: October 20 edition

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A round-up of the pensions industry stories published across the FT Group – from a Japanese fund’s planned use of artificial intelligence to scrutinise asset managers, to a pensions revolt against Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg.

TPR and FCA launch joint strategy

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On the go: The Financial Conduct Authority and the Pensions Regulator have launched a joint regulatory strategy to deliver better outcomes for pension savers and those entering retirement.

What does the future hold for LDI?

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Podcast: The popularity of liability-driven investment strategies among defined benefit pension funds has increased over the years. In 2017, the total notional value of liabilities hedged by LDI strategies continued to grow, rising to £965bn from £904bn, according to XPS Pensions research. In this episode, Nick Harvey, principal at XPS Pensions, discusses how scheme exposure to LDI has changed over time, and what the future holds for this type of investment strategy.

UK lost pension pots could be worth £20bn

On the go: An estimated 1.6m pension pots worth almost £20bn are lost and could remain unclaimed without government intervention, according to research conducted on behalf of the Association of British Insurers.

TRIG endorses new initiative for transfer framework

On the go: The cross-industry Transfers and Re-registration Industry Group has thrown its support behind an initiative aimed at raising governance standards over pension transfers.

Regulator issues Scottish teachers' scheme with improvement notice

On the go: The Pensions Regulator issued the Scottish Teachers’ Pension Scheme 2015 with an improvement notice earlier this year, following the scheme’s failure to provide benefit information statements to around 14,000 members.

The Weekly Wrap: October 13 edition

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A round-up of the pensions news stories published across the FT Group this week, from the government's plans to right a tax relief injustice facing low earners, to a responsible investment sceptic taking over the presidency of one of the world's largest pension funds.  

PPF: UK DB liabilities drop by another £40bn

On the go: Defined benefit funding levels have risen over September, bringing the UK's aggregate deficit to £38.7bn on the Pension Protection Fund's section 179 basis.

Nortel bought out after 9-year struggle

On the go: The UK pension scheme of failed telecoms giant Nortel has been bought out with Legal & General in a £2.4bn transaction, bringing nine years of uncertainty for members to an end.

The Weekly Wrap: October 5 edition

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A round-up of the pensions news stories published across the FT Group this week, from a lawsuit accusing leading investment banks of stock-lending conspiracy, to potential spending cuts in UK schooling after an employer pension contributions increase.