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All change for pensions in 2020?

Greg McClymont

Gregg McClymont, director of policy of The People's Pension, analyses the current political scenario and what it could mean for the pensions sector in the new year.

All eyes on European Court’s Bauer ruling

Anna Rogers

Arc Pensions Law’s Anna Rogers explains how the European Court case involving the German equivalent of the UK pensions lifeboat could be the biggest shock to the UK pensions system since the Barber case in 1990.

Time to get creative with member communication

Maria Espadinha

Trustees should find new ways of engaging with members about pension scams, writes deputy editor Maria Espadinha

Is there a future for equities in DB?

Jonathan Libre (teaser)

Data Crunch: Corporate defined benefit schemes have been shifting allocations away from equities as a means of reducing funding volatility and focusing on assets that can deliver contractual cash flows.

Closing the gender pensions gap: Lessons from Sweden

Stefan Lundbergh

Cardano's Stefan Lundbergh argues the UK gender pensions gap could be reduced if parents had subsidised childcare, giving the Swedish model as inspiration.

Fix democratic deficit before mandating professional trustees

David Weeks

If the Pensions Regulator really wants a professional trustee on every board, it should prove that this will add value, says the Association of Member Nominated Trustees’ David Weeks, arguing that more immediate action should be taken to address weakening member representation on scheme boards.

Why face-to-face member engagement outdoes digital…for now

Robert Branagh

The London Pension Fund Authority’s Robert Branagh explains why meeting members in person can quell scam fears and inform strategy on environmental, social and governance issues.

Pension funds should quiz their managers on voting

Jeanne Martin

ShareAction’s Jeanne Martin says asset owners have a duty to question their asset managers on voting policies, as some of the biggest players were found to be blocking progress on climate change.

Is more needed to clean up fiduciary management?

Amanda Burdge

Quantum Advisory's Amanda Burdge says the welcome Competition and Markets Authority remedies for fiduciary management still leave the door open for managers to mark their own scorecards in some situations.

Election policies we need but probably won’t get

Jo Cumbo (teaser)

FT pensions correspondent Josephine Cumbo lays out four much-needed pensions reforms, and urges politicians to use the election to promote considered policy rather than headline-grabbing.