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The defined benefit trustee cost challenge

Iain McLellan

Isio director Iain McLellan details how defined benefit scheme trustees should spend their increasingly constricted budgets to ensure good governance, and why sponsors should invest in their own scheme’s trustee board.

There are many roads to Paris – let us not impose a single route to net-zero

Julius Pursaill

There are several ways pension schemes can tackle their investments’ carbon emissions, but more significant action in the present is needed to address climate change, details Julius Pursaill, Cushon’s scheme strategist.

Investment oversight – trustees should ‘mind the gap’

Peter Dorward (teaser)

IC Select managing director Peter Dorward outlines how trustees need to increase the oversight of their investment consultants and fiduciary managers in a way to comply with new regulations.

Driving the ESG agenda through fixed income

Mark Dowding

BlueBay Asset Management chief investment officer Mark Dowding details how pension schemes can drive the environmental, social and governance agenda through their investments in the bond market.

The winding road to a straight answer

Stephen Lowe

Stephen Lowe, group communications director at Just Group, would like to get some straight answers to the Work and Pensions Committee’s inquiry on why guidance is still not the norm when savers make use of pension freedoms.

Now is the time for schemes to turn attention to social risk factors

Lauren Wilkinson

The pandemic has turned the attention of many, including pension funds, to social factors, but there are more challenging issues for trustees to address, writes Lauren Wilkinson, senior policy researcher at the Pensions Policy Institute.

Policy changes needed to avoid generations of pension inadequacy

Renny Biggins

The government’s policy in regards to auto-enrolment and the money purchase annual allowance needs to be reviewed to avoid pension poverty, warns Renny Biggins, head of retirement at The Investing and Saving Alliance.

Why we need greater diversity in trustee boards

Shola Salako

More gender and race diversity is needed in trustee boards as this will result in better outcomes for members of pensions schemes, writes professional trustee Shola Salako.

Long-term funding: Are we on the right track?

Ajeet Manjrekar

River and Mercantile’s co-head of solutions, Ajeet Manjrekar, details a three-step plan that allows schemes to have a derisking framework consistent with regulatory expectations, while enabling effective decisions.

Protecting pensions against pandemic-enhanced cyber criminals

Girish Menezes

Premier Pensions head of administration Girish Menezes details how the pandemic has made pension fund data vulnerable to cyber attacks, and explains what schemes and administrators can do to better protect their members’ information.