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Separated by a common system?

Matthew Blakstad

Nest Insight’s Matthew Blakstad says despite the fundamental differences between the pension systems in the UK and the US, the two countries could both benefit by sharing common solutions to encourage employees to save more for their retirement.

Don’t panic over 2020 valuations

Charles Ward (teaser)

Not all schemes will come out of the Covid-19 crisis in a worse shape than they entered it. Wherever trustees sit in the spectrum, their first priority should be gathering information, writes Dalriada Trustee’s Charles Ward.

A roadmap to designing a corporate bond strategy

Smith, Jonathan (teaser)

There are two ways of classifying a pension scheme’s objectives when designing its corporate bond portfolio: ‘spread capturing’ and ‘Sharpe maximising’.

Trustees cannot afford to ignore trans discrimination issues

Wood, Liz (teaser)

Gowling WLG’s Liz Wood warns that trustees should be aware of their transgender members’ rights and ensure benefits are not being calculated in a discriminatory manner.

Good behaviour begins at home

Peter Dorward (teaser)

The investment industry is happy to sign up to sustainability standards on clients’ behalf, but has proved reluctant to make even simple commitments on companies’ own behaviour, writes IC Select’s Peter Dorward.

Pensions technology hampered by underinvestment in data

Girish Menezes

We shop and bank online, receive our Amazon deliveries by drone and sign up to challenger banks like Monzo via apps. Comparatively, pensions administration remains steadfastly behind the curve, writes the Pensions Administration Standards Association's Girish Menezes.

Public sector pensions on the brink of madness

Maria Espadinha

When the government finally figures out a remedy for discrimination in its reforms, will the benefit merit the cost, asks Pensions Expert deputy editor Maria Espadinha.

Three key considerations for trustees on coronavirus

Eoin Murray (teaser)

Now declared a pandemic, growing concerns and uncertainty around the coronavirus outbreak continues to dictate global markets. Eoin Murray of Federated Hermes, assesses whether pension funds be 'buying the dip' or remaining steadfast in their long-term strategy.

Minister wide of the mark on self-employed

Guy Opperman

Instant analysis: Guy Opperman's insistence that the financial services sector should take responsibility for improving the retirement planning of the self-employed sees the problem put into the 'too difficult' category, and leaves entrepreneurs who do want to save exposed to poor value for money.

Auto-enrolment can help solve care crisis

Penny Cogher

Auto-enrolment can play a decisive part in helping individuals save for later-life care, explains Penny Cogher, partner at Irwin Mitchell.