TPR ordered to set out climate change strategy

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On the go: The government is expecting the Pensions Regulator to publish a strategy for dealing with the financial risks arising from climate change, among other requirements to integrate the Green Finance Strategy into its activities.

Shooting the lights out: Bright ideas to help portfolio construction


The Boris Bounce could prove, well, bouncy for markets. Here are Pensions Expert’s insights into the forces shaping markets in 2020, and key tips from experts on how to improve portfolio management.

ESG amendments to give govt ‘unprecedented new powers’

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has warned that government bodies will have “unprecedented new powers” to interfere in pension scheme investment strategies if an amendment to the pension schemes bill is passed.

Kent Council fund initiates revamp of its ESG policies

Kent County Council is sprucing up its responsible ownership pension policy as climate concerns become mainstream.

TPR promises more regulatory action on ESG

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On the go: The Pensions Regulator has promised more action on pension schemes’ environmental, social and governance practices, rejecting accusations that it is a laggard in this area among UK regulators.

What are the risks of flouting ESG statement rules?

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Analysis: A report into trustees’ first efforts on the new statements of investment principles has yielded damning results. But what can regulators, or even members, actually do about it?

Border to Coast set to focus on fixed income in 2020

The Border to Coast investment pool is looking to widen the range of fixed income products it offers to local authority pension scheme clients in 2020, according to its chief executive.

City of Westminster scheme to cut equities and diversify portfolio

The City of Westminster Pension Fund has shifted its investment strategy in response to concerns about volatility in equity markets, added to a need to diversify risk and lock down an improved funding ratio.

Kent Council Fund recoups £139m from Woodford investment

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On the go: The Kent County Council Superannuation Fund will receive £139m from its investment in Woodford Investment Management’s flagship fund, though this still leaves the scheme with a £99m shortfall.

Church of England invests £600m in ESG equity fund

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On the go: The Church of England Pensions Board plans to allocate £600m to a fund tracking a climate-friendly index, aiming to align its pension schemes with the goals of the Paris agreement.