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Trustees should focus more on scheme admin in anti-scam fight

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Podcast: LCP partner Francesca Bailey and Pensions Management Institute president Lesley Alexander discuss pension scams, dashboards and corporate activity.

Weekly roundup: All systems are go, all lights are green

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This week — new rules for trustees to report on climate change investment risks, a High Court ruling on exit credits, leaked findings from PHSO give a boost to the Waspi campaign, and the threat of a strike about a pensions freeze looms over General Electric

Weekly Roundup: The pension of Dr Moreau

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This week – a change to what is considered excessive in NHS pay, BlackRock takes over British Airways' pension schemes, a surprisingly controversial review of TfL pensions, and the importance of trustees' understanding of liquidity risks.

Police officers let down by poor McCloud communication

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Podcast: Quietroom development lead Joe Craig and Taylor Wessing senior associate Hadassah Shulman discuss the implications of the McCloud remedy for police officers, simpler annual statements, and the government’s anti-scam proposals.

Weekly Roundup: Does anyone have a charger I could borrow?

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This week – DWP’s DC charging structure riles master trusts, TPR unveils its latest annual funding statement, new bill that allows DWP to loan money to the PPF, and the BMA’s move to exclude members from the planned pension age hike.

DB Forum 2021: Surveying the new DB landscape

Join Pensions Expert and the FT for its second annual DB Forum, which aims to simplify and analyse the confusing new landscape facing those involved in defined benefit scheme management.

Weekly Roundup: A cunning plan

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This week – TPR unveils its new three-year plan, LGPS hit by 5 per cent drop in asset values, DWP consults on simpler statements for DC schemes, and the government’s new anti-scam measures cause a bit of a stink.

Pension schemes’ under-allocation to China is ‘anachronistic’

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Podcast: RisCura investment consultant Lars Hagenbuch and SEI Investments director Cyprian Njamma discuss the low exposure to Chinese assets within UK pension schemes, in an episode also covering Covid-19 mortality data and the Pensions Regulator’s proposed asset information reform.

Weekly Roundup: Silver lining in McCloud

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This week – New public sector pensions bill to implement McCloud, FRC fines accountancy firm for ‘pervasive failures’, FirstGroup’s pension black hole solution, and FCA’s illiquid fund proposal for DC schemes.

Pensions Expert webinar: DC pensions in an ESG-focused world

Pensions Expert’s upcoming webinar, sponsored by Aberdeen Standard Investments, will delve into the world of defined contribution schemes and how these can cope with the new environmental, social and governance requirements.