Latest articles from Sophia Imeson

Poor scheme data threatens to undermine GMP equalisation

More than 60 per cent of pension schemes are not expected to have sufficient data to carry out equalisation of guaranteed minimum pensions, recent research has shown.

Baptist scheme pulls DGF for global infrastructure

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Trustees of the defined benefit Baptist Pension Scheme have allocated to global infrastructure and dropped a struggling diversified growth fund manager.

How far away is the pensions dashboard from becoming a reality?

A complete and up-and-running pensions dashboard could be years away, according to experts, as implementation and credibility concerns come to the fore.

Imperial Brands’ proposal to disband member forum ‘disappointing’


Imperial Brands is looking to discontinue a consultative committee at its Imperial Tobacco Pension Fund, arguing that the benefits gained by holding the forum do not warrant the cost, workload and logistical efforts required to run the twice-yearly meeting.

A rabbit-free Budget

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Editorial: There were no rabbits pulled out of the hat in Philip Hammond’s Autumn Budget last week.

Thousands of Nationwide scheme members sign up to new portal

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Nationwide Pension Fund has seen successful take-up of its new online pensions portal among members, as the scheme continues to put its faith in online communications and works on new developments for the portal.

Pension giants challenge companies on climate lobbying

The Church of England Pensions Board and Swedish pension fund AP7 have written to 55 large companies on their approach to climate lobbying, as government and regulators take action on Environmental Audit Committee recommendations to improve pension fund governance.

Testing times for charity DB pension schemes

Trustees of charity defined benefit pension funds face several challenges specific to the not-for-profit sector. With their sponsors under increased financial pressure, what does this mean for their DB arrangements?

Trustees and employers must focus on financial wellbeing, experts say

Poor financial wellbeing is costing UK businesses £1.6bn each year, recent research has shown, as experts call on companies and trustees to do more to support employees.

Bridging the gap

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Editorial: Auto-enrolment has certainly succeeded so far in helping more people save for retirement. But there is still a lot more to be done.