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Vegan case flags importance of heeding members

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Podcast: Trustees and employers should consult members on their beliefs, and incorporate the investment views of the majority in their pension default fund, according to Romi Savova, chief executive at PensionBee, and David Brooks, technical director at Broadstone. The experts discuss the impacts of a landmark ruling finding that veganism is a philosophical belief, alongside other topics, in this week’s podcast.

The great inflation robbery: How RPI's end could sting trustees

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While Brexit is set to dominate the political agenda again in 2020, for the pensions industry there is another major shift on the horizon that could have a profound impact on funding levels and outcomes for members.

TPR: 700 DB schemes may never reach full funding

Data crunch: Forty-nine defined benefit schemes are in a parlous state with funding under 50 per cent of their liabilities, the latest data from the Pensions Regulator reveals.

Cameron: Hold government to auto-enrolment promises

Steven Cameron is a pensions legend, having notched up an impressive 35 years in the industry. Despite this, his enthusiasm remains undimmed, and has the Aegon public affairs director taking a new role as chair of The Investing and Saving Alliance’s retirement policy council.

Global Pensions Wrap: January edition

Hiro Mizuno, GPIF

Can anything stop the flood of US pension capital into direct lending? Our round-up of pensions stories from around the FT’s global outlets looks at two state retirement systems making aggressive moves in the asset class, and also sees the world’s largest pension fund sounding the alarm on stock lending.

Authorised master trusts look ahead to supervision

The newly authorised master trust sector is bracing itself for a further increase in regulatory scrutiny as the supervision regime takes hold, since one-to-one supervision and annual statement requirements could amount to something approaching a “mini-authorisation” once a year.

When doing the right thing can get you stung

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How trustees can avoid maladministration claims over pension transfer scams.

Global Pensions Wrap: December edition

Christopher Hohn

Hedge fund manager Sir Christopher Hohn has a warning for asset owners, while Chinese asset managers find themselves held hostage by bloggers. Read our round-up of pensions and finance news from the FT's global outlets.