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Global Pensions Wrap: October edition

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A round-up of the pensions industry stories published across the FT Group – including South Korean funds’ freeze on allocations to Japan amid trade tensions, and Arizona pension workers’ move to sue the state over sexual harassment allegations.

Catherine Howarth: ESG statements are just the start

Speaking to Pensions Expert, ShareAction chief executive Catherine Howarth welcomes new requirements for schemes to outline their responsible investment policies, but says trustees need to walk the walk on environmental, social and governance issues.

Experian staff up contributions following education programme

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Credit score provider Experian has rolled out a pensions education programme for its staff, leading to 29 per cent of employees increasing pension contributions and 70 per cent asking for further guidance.

Global Pensions Wrap: September 14 edition

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A round-up of the pensions industry stories published across the FT Group – including protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s proposed pension reforms, and the first signs of pension scheme consolidation impacting markets in Europe.

Global Pensions Wrap: September 7 edition

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Chicago’s crippling defined benefit liabilities, the pro-Trump activist undone by his financial trader past, and why paying more for your Australian superfund might buy you worse performance – all the biggest pensions and finance stories from the FT’s global outlets this week.

No-deal Brexit fears cause annuity rates to plummet to near record lows

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On the go: Fears of a no-deal Brexit and a slowdown in the global economy have pushed annuity rates to near record lows, according to Hargreaves Lansdown.

Bob Scott: The 40-year pensions perspective

LCP senior partner Bob Scott tells Stephanie Hawthorne about the improvements made to pensions over his nearly 40 years at the company, and those areas that should have been left well alone.

Global Pensions Wrap: August 24 edition

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A round-up of the top global pensions stories from the FT group this week, from schemes ramping up pressure for gender disclosures, to a California pension moving to join the Facebook governance lawsuit.

What falling sterling means for pension funds

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Podcast: It has been a rocky few months for sterling, with the currency falling more than 7 per cent since May. In this podcast, Shoqat Bunglawala, head of Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s global portfolio solutions business, and Simeon Willis, chief investment officer at XPS Pensions, discuss the main reasons behind the decline, and what it means for pension funds.