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Should we be worried about public sector pensions?

Analysis: A combination of weak economic growth, growing inflation and lofty discount rates may threaten unfunded public sector defined benefit schemes.

TPR raises bar with mastertrust code of practice

A new authorisation code requiring mastertrusts to demonstrate their financial sustainability may force a number of providers from the market, experts have speculated.

Self-employed do not trust pensions, experts say

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Self-employed workers lack confidence in pensions partly because of questions over their affordability, according to experts.

Barnet switches DGFs for property and private equity

The £1.1bn London Borough of Barnet Pension Fund has resolved to cut its 20 per cent allocation to diversified growth funds managed by Schroders and Newton Investment Management.

BT agrees to replace DB with ‘hybrid' scheme

BT has announced the closure of its defined benefit scheme and has agreed to develop a ‘hybrid’ solution with the Communication Workers Union.

Government lowers mastertrust authorisation fees

The government has announced that proposed fees for mastertrust schemes seeking authorisation have been revised downwards.

Should pension schemes consider helping the banks?

Analysis: Pension schemes have an opportunity to take advantage of banks’ growing capital requirements.

Hammersmith & Fulham weighs up fossil fuel divestment

The £1bn London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham Superannuation Fund is discussing whether to lower its fossil fuel exposure as part of its next investment strategy review.