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Change in direction for McClymont in surprise job move

In something of a shock move, Gregg McClymont, the former Labour shadow pensions minister, starts a new role at IFM Investors in July as its executive director of public affairs for Europe.

PPF could face new court case on benefits

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Podcast: Ian Neale, director at Aries Insight, and Sara Protheroe, chief customer officer at the Pension Protection Fund, discuss the court ruling which determined that the PPF cap is age discrimination, the interim regime for superfunds, and the implications of the new insolvency bill for pension schemes.

Pensions Expert June edition: The purpose of pensions

Our digital monthly magazine is now live, including cutting analysis of the difficulties mixing investment with ethics, exclusive case studies, and insight into the findings revealed by cost transparency.

'Crystal ball-gazing' makes ethical investment tough for trustees

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Podcast: Irwin Mitchell’s pensions partner Penny Cogher and independent consultant Malcolm McLean join us to discuss innovative endgame deals, new insolvency laws, and some morally dubious LGPS investments. 

Global Pensions Wrap: June edition

Capitol Hill (teaser)

From fears over a ‘massive hit’ to portfolios as the US takes aim at Chinese businesses, to the Australian financial regulator being urged to probe the country’s superfunds industry. Read our round-up of pensions and finance news from the FT’s global outlets.

After a fine innings at BW, McLean still wants to bat

A pension legend, Malcolm McLean has just stepped down as a senior consultant with Barnett Waddingham. He has received countless gongs, culminating in an OBE and two awards for outstanding achievement, but as a modest man he does not trumpet such fripperies.

The days of ‘amateurish’ trusteeship are over

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Podcast: The challenges posed by Covid-19 will accelerate the move towards professional trusteeship, according to Mercer’s chief actuary Charles Cowling, who argues that the responsibilities in this area post-coronavirus will be too much for lay trustees to handle alone. He and Catherine McFadyen, head of public sector actuarial, benefits and governance at Hymans Robertson, discuss LGPS funding, the impact of mortality rates, and give their predictions about the post-crisis world.

Pensions Expert May 2020: Digital edition available now

A second edition of Pensions Expert to arrive to you in lockdown sees the UK, and the pensions sector, starting to grapple with the tough questions.

McClymont: UK still has far too many master trusts

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Podcast: The UK master trust market is still lacking the scale needed to provide the best outcomes for members, argues Gregg McClymont, director of policy at The People’s Pension. He and Pat Sharman, managing director at Caceis, discuss concerns from the Pensions Regulator regarding the investment strategies pursued by some of the UK’s authorised master trusts, among other topics.