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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.

As pensions go digital, change comes to PE

Angus Peters

Editorial: From January, Pensions Expert will transition to a digital-only service, in keeping with the fast pace of change in the industry it serves.

Pension professionals yet to reach consensus on ESG monitoring best practice

James Riley (teaser)

The overall interest from pension schemes in tackling environmental, social and governance risks is up significantly from where it was just a year ago, writes Society of Pension Professionals president James Riley, but the industry is split on how to monitor and judge progress.

Pressure builds on small DC schemes to consolidate

Martin, Emma (teaser)

Covid-19 looks to be accelerating the trend towards consolidation in the defined contribution industry, and the UK government is keen to see the transition take place at an even faster pace, writes Sackers’ Emma Martin.

Shaming those who cop to breaches sweeps cyber problem under rug

Snowdon, Gubler (teaser)

Trustees firing or criticising administrators for reporting cyber breaches damages trust and transparency, write PASA’s Margaret Snowdon and Kim Gubler, in response to reports of ransomware attacks that could — and do — happen to anyone in the industry.

Changes to pre-packs step in the right direction

Anne-Marie Winton (teaser)

The Insolvency Service has stepped in to strengthen the position of defined benefit schemes in pre-pack administrations, but the new veto right is not universal, writes Anne-Marie Winton of Arc Pensions Law.