Latest articles from Sandra Wolf

In need of repair

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Editorial: News that the Work and Pensions Committee will scrutinise the effects of the pension freedoms cannot have surprised many.

Mass production in pensions

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Editorial: Default funds vary wildly in their underlying investments, more research has confirmed, but is this necessarily a bad thing?

Vested interests hamper fintech adoption, start-ups say

Industry interests stop technology from truly benefiting savers through low-cost products, members of the start-up community have said.

Don't end default at AE

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Editorial: Another prominent industry figure has advocated introducing a default option at retirement this week, after last week’s informed comment piece was written with the same in mind.

Brexit will have little impact on admin, experts say

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In pension terms, Brexit is widely expected to affect sponsor covenant and potentially regulation, but will it change how schemes pay pensioners who live in the EU?

BAA switches manager as LDI competition grows

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The BAA Pension Scheme is implementing a full interest rate hedge, and has in a first step replaced its liability-driven investment manager to improve “efficiency”.

Managers consolidate faster

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Editorial: Proposed new rules on asset management fee disclosure could cut into the consistently high profit margins of asset managers, but there are other trends investors should be aware of.

TPR prosecutes former BHS owner Dominic Chappell

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The Pensions Regulator has said it is prosecuting businessman Dominic Chappell, whose company Retail Acquisitions owned high street chain BHS when it became insolvent, leaving behind an underfunded pension scheme.

J&J finds remedy for MNT recruiting ailment

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Johnson & Johnson’s wide-ranging communications campaign encouraging scheme members to stand as trustee candidates shows it is possible to find “good quality” member-nominated trustees.

No end in sight for Box Clever case

A long-running case over the Box Clever Group Pension Scheme is continuing after the Court of Appeal rejected an application for appeal by ITV, former co-owners of the TV rental business, with a substantive hearing at the Upper Tribunal due next year.

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