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Pension giants call govt to adopt AE expansion

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Some of the UK pension industry’s big beasts have joined forces to demand an expansion of auto-enrolment to capture young people, part-time workers and those on lower incomes.

De La Rue avoids DB scheme contribution hike

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On the go: Money printer De La Rue has agreed a new schedule with its pension scheme, which will allow it to maintain its deficit repair contributions at £15mn a year until March 2029, saving it £57mn in cash payments.

LGPS funds should not join the Israel boycott movement

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Local government pension schemes should not be pressured into joining the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement, Alex Janiaud argues

Border to Coast hires consultant, Kempen sets carbon target

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ESG spotlight: A roundup of the latest news on environmental, social and governance initiatives, with the Border to Coast Pensions Partnership appointing a climate change consultant, and Kempen Capital Management setting a carbon emissions goal for its portfolios.

Schemes retaliate over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

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Some of the UK’s most prominent pension schemes are dialling down their exposure to Russian assets in response to its attack on Ukraine.

Coronavirus triggers medium-term uncertainty over liabilities

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On the go: The coronavirus pandemic is driving uncertainty over life expectancies over the next five to 10 years, according to new research.

Merseyside Pension Fund delays Israeli investments decision

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Councillors responsible for the £10bn Merseyside Pension Fund have delayed a decision over its investments in companies active in occupied Palestinian territories.

How prepared are schemes for high inflation?


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.

Asset manager consolidation and scheme maturation increase fees

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On the go: Investment management fees across some asset classes have moved upwards after years of decline, according to new research.

MP proposes to limit LGPS Israeli boycotts association in new bill

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An amendment to the upcoming pensions bill tabled by Conservative MP Robert Jenrick, which is aimed at limiting the Local Government Pension Scheme funds’ association with Israeli boycotts, is not expected to be backed by parliament.