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DC governance: a diverging landscape, but for how long?

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CPD: With a multitude of different types of defined contribution schemes in the UK, Hymans Robertson partner Laura Andrikopoulos details the current governance practices in the sector and how these will change due to new regulations and master trust consolidation.

Weekly Roundup: Nudge it, nudge it real good

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This week – DWP tweaks ‘stronger nudge’ requirements, MPs also urge the department to scrap Opperman’s statement season plans, High Court spares De La Rue a £20m pensions bill, and ABI warns dashboards must be interactive to draw in young savers.

Schemes need to constantly engage with managers to achieve net zero

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Podcast: Lombard Odier Investment Managers’ Thomas Höhne-Sparborth and the Environment Agency Pension Fund’s Marion Maloney discuss how schemes can put in place and achieve net zero targets.

PIPAs seeking the best and brightest of the pensions industry

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The Pension and Investment Provider Awards for 2022 have now opened for submissions.

Are you ready for pensions in 2022?

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CPD: Gowling WLG’s Ian Chapman-Curry looks forward to a momentous year for the pensions industry, with key parts of the Pension Schemes Act due to come into force and continuing progress on the pensions dashboards and defined benefit scheme funding regime, among others.

Weekly Roundup: I’m on McCloud nine

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This week — High Court dismisses police officers’ McCloud review, calls for the government to rethink planned pension age increases, Nest closes its redundant — and confusing — Pre-retirement Fund, and Zedra acquires trustee services and governance provider PTL.

DC focus must ‘fundamentally shift’ from costs to value in 2022

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Podcast: Darren Philp, director of policy and communication at Smart Pension, and Mike Ambery, partner at Hymans Robertson, discuss the defined contribution outlook, expanding auto-enrolment, and reforming Solvency II.

Fears for dashboards as complexities cast doubt on 2023 launch

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CPD: With pending regulations and a lack of certainty on details surrounding pensions dashboards, Stephanie Hawthorne describes the progress so far on a project dubbed the ‘poster child’ for the industry.

Weekly Roundup: Won’t somebody please auto-enrol the children?

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This week – MP proposes to extend auto-enrolment to 18-year-olds and the low paid, Silentnight members denied compensation, and the PMI warns that most savers will be caught out by the pension age rise.

2022: Trustees set to be inundated with ESG work

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With the TCFD requirements due to hit the biggest schemes in October, and the broader requirements of net zero putting a premium on good-quality advice, trustees will have their work cut out for them in 2022.