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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.

How do pension schemes meet TCFD obligations?

Sion Cole

Sion Cole, head of UK fiduciary business at BlackRock, details how climate-adjusted analytics are key to mapping pension schemes’ climate risk exposures.

Schemes to pay more attention to social factors in ESG strategies

Stephen Muers

As the UK government turns its attention to the social factors in schemes’ environmental, social and governance investment strategies, Big Society Capital interim chief executive Stephen Muers explains how pension funds can address this issue while maintaining fiduciary duty to their members.

Court case may restrict international reach of TPR’s powers

Zack and Whiteoak

The Pensions Regulator might encounter difficulties in gathering information from overseas entities after the Supreme Court ruled that similar powers held by the Serious Fraud Office do not have an international reach, explain Herbert Smith Freehills pensions associate Aaron Zack and litigation partner John Whiteoak.