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The Weekly Wrap: November 17 edition

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A round-up of the pensions industry stories published across the FT Group – from a Californian fund dropping private prison companies, to drawdown savers at risk of running out of money.

What can we learn from the Barnardo's outcome?

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Podcast: Earlier this month, the Supreme Court ruled that Barnardo’s cannot change the inflation protection it provides to members of its defined benefit scheme from the retail price index to the consumer price index. So, what does the result mean for other DB pension funds and their sponsors? Matthew de Ferrars, pensions partner at law firm Pinsent Masons, and Faye Jarvis, pensions partner at law firm Hogan Lovells, discuss what trustees can learn from the recent Barnardo's outcome.

The Weekly Wrap: November 10 edition

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A round-up of the pensions industry stories published across the FT Group – from the Ukrainian fund managers unfazed by bombs and bullets, to the global banks facing a lawsuit for FX price-fixing.

Barnardo's scheme loses Supreme Court RPI appeal

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On the go: Children's charity Barnardo's may not change the inflation protection it provides to members of its defined benefit scheme, the Supreme Court has ruled.

Patient capital in DC: Worth the risk?

Maria Nazarova-Doyle & Tim Sharp

From the blog: Philip Hammond's desire to increase the allocations of defined contribution schemes to 'patient capital', including high-risk venture capital, have proved a divisive issue in the pensions industry.

DC schemes have long clamoured for access to illiquid assets, but the prospect of watered-down protections on costs and charges have had some up in arms.

Pensions Expert asked JLT Employee Benefits' Maria Nazarova-Doyle and the Trades Union Congress' Tim Sharp for their views on whether greater access to patient capital will be a boon or a burden to DC savers’ retirement outcomes.

The Weekly Wrap: November 3 edition

A round-up of the pensions industry stories published across the FT Group – from the World War II codebreaker taking on the Department for Work and Pensions to New York City’s pensions stand against Saudi Arabian securities.

University of Manchester staff vote for strike action over pension closure

On the go: Support staff at the University of Manchester have voted overwhelmingly to take strike action over plans to cut and close their pension scheme.

Autumn Budget 2018: Reaction

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Podcast: Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has delivered his Autumn Budget. To mull over patient capital and what might have been, Alex Janiaud is joined by James Riley, council member at the Society of Pension Professionals, and Steven Cameron, pensions director at Aegon.

The Weekly Wrap: October 27 edition

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A round-up of the pensions industry stories published across the FT Group – from increasing pressure on the government to bring in legislation for the pensions dashboard, to a New York lawsuit claiming investors were misled on the risks that climate change regulations posed to business.