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Small schemes lagging larger peers on cost transparency

Chris Sier (teaser)

Data crunch: Chris Sier runs the rule over the government’s response to the ‘Review of the default fund charge cap and standardised cost disclosure’ and asks whether voluntary submission of cost and performance data by asset managers is the way forward.

Trustees must take action to prevent admin operational issues

Philip Dickinson (teaser)

Cosan Consulting director Philip Dickinson warns trustees about the importance of having an administration contingency plan in place as this task, either performed in-house or outsourced, could suffer with the current pandemic and financial crisis.

How the pandemic drove financial innovation

Sarah Gordon

Impact Investing Institute chief executive Sarah Gordon details recent innovations in the social market driven by the pandemic, and explains how the social sector is increasingly using capital markets to achieve its objectives.

The hidden cost of coronavirus

Allan Martin (teaser)

The coronavirus pandemic is causing worldwide economic disruption, but the financial impact of the crisis on public sector pensions appears to have gone unnoticed, argues ACMCA’s Allan Martin.

Covid recovery, net-zero and policy: Outlook for UK infrastructure in 2021

Darryl Murphy (teaser)

Aviva Investors’ Darryl Murphy dissects the key trends keeping infrastructure managers occupied as we move into the new year.

Value for money: Is 60:40 really good enough for Generation DC?

David Hutchins 10_2020 (teaser)

Pensions regulators rightly stress the primacy of value for money and good governance in defined contribution pensions. But while the primacy of low cost endures, cheap investment solutions’ recent performance masks a real risk to outcomes, says AllianceBernstein’s David Hutchins.

The growing appetite for ESG exclusions

Alistair Byrne

Alistair Byrne, head of retirement strategy at State Street Global Advisors, explains why asset managers should look into environmental, social and governance exclusions, alongside an active asset stewardship policy.

Online trustee meetings: You’re on mute!

Grant Suckling and Susan Andrews (teaser)

Ross Trustees’ Grant Suckling and Susan Andrews explain how trustee meetings will look in the future, as videoconferencing has come to stay and will have an important role to play in future governance models.

Strength in numbers: How to keep scheme members engaged with ESG

Laura Stewart-Smith (teaser)

Aviva’s Laura Stewart-Smith explains how providers and pension schemes can keep members aware and engaged with environmental, social and governance investing. 

Your magazine needs you

Maria Espadinha

Maria Espadinha, soon to be editor of Pensions Expert, asks readers what improvements can be made to take the publication into a fully digital era.