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Is this the end for lay trustees?

Is this the end for lay trustees?

Building momentum for consolidation could boost governance but threatens cognitive diversity.

App targeting self-employed aims to ‘democratise investment’

Chris Eastwood

With fewer than a fifth of the UK’s self-employed population saving into a pension, one start-up has challenged traditional providers and savings solutions in a bid to address the issue.

Global Pensions Wrap: November edition

Ken Fisher

A round-up of the pensions industry stories published across the FT Group – including Mercer’s warning to fund clients over redemptions at Fisher Investments and the Swiss central bank’s ‘essential’ negative interest rate policy.

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.