PLSA Investment Conference 2023: Live blog


The latest news and goings on from the PLSA's annual investment conference in Edinburgh

PLSA offers pragmatic alternatives to politicians' ideas for UK growth


PLSA launches paper to counter a range of recent schemes designed to channel pension assets into UK plc

More retirement planning needed for those with mental health issues


Those with mental health feel excluded from retirement, experience difficulty in finding help and could suffer financial harm from decisions made when unwell  

DWP data shows the gender pension gap remains at 35%

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DWP data show that the gap is gradually closing, but there is still some way to go

Asset managers fall short of claims about climate and biodiversity


The research found a vast difference between what asset managers said and what they actually did on climate and biodiversity matters 

Will DC consolidation present MTs with crock of gold?

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DC consolidation will have its winners and losers. Stephanie Hawthorne asks what the transition to consolidation will mean for trustees, sponsors, and members


Why two pairs of eyes are better than one (for DB sponsors)

Stuart Bradbury

Sponsors want help to manage schemes approaching endgame scenarios

Investors must insist on decarbonisation – before it’s too late

Lydia Darby

Investors have a role – and the power – to encourage sustainable business models. ShareAction's Lydia Darby talks about why they went to BASF's AGM last month

Time to review how the UK saves for the future


Hymans' Hannah English argues that now is the right time to review retirement income saving

Videos & Podcasts

Was the Bank of England right to intervene during the LDI crisis?


Podcast: Cartwright director of investment consulting Sam Roberts argues against the Bank of England’s autumn intervention in gilt markets, while the Lang Cat director of public affairs Tom McPhail gives his thoughts on the Autumn Statement.