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How prepared are schemes for high inflation?

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CPD: Spiralling inflation is a concern among institutional investors. Alex Janiaud asks what actions pension schemes have taken to prepare for the current boom in prices.

Are DC retirees second-class citizens in a two-tier workplace market?

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CPD: The defined contribution workplace pensions sector is failing savers at their hour of most need as decumulation options are still not fit for purpose, Stephanie Hawthorne finds.

What LGPS schemes should expect when they are fully funded

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CPD: Jill Davys, head of LGPS at Redington, sets out two broad implications of being fully funded that Local Government Pension Schemes need to consider, while also taking climate alignment into account.

Is it time to ‘retire’ pensions tax relief?

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CPD: Pensions tax is riddled with anomalies and traps for the unwary, but Stephanie Hawthorne asks whether the whole system needs overhauling.

The strategic gap in investment performance

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CPD: FidesIQ director Magnus Spence explains how and why pensions schemes are failing to measure their investment performance properly, and the damage this causes to their governance.

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.

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.

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.

What does a 21st century trustee look like?

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CPD: PTL’s client directors Melanie Cusack and Louisa Harrold explore some of the key changes and challenges that almost every 21st century trustee will be facing, and how to address them.

How data can go wrong

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CPD: Kristy Cotton, chair of the PASA Data Working Group and actuary at Deloitte, explores the potential dangers of not managing data appropriately and failing to undertake the data cleansing required to run pension schemes effectively.