Latest articles from Angus Peters

USS DC section to begin exploring alternative assets

News On the Go

On the go: The Universities Superannuation Scheme is to begin adding alternative assets to its default defined contribution portfolio, the £68bn pension giant announced on Wednesday.

Train operators' legal battle with government kicks off

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On the go: Train operators will argue that the government has unfairly excluded them from rail contracts over its stance on pensions, in a High Court case that begins on Monday.

Regulator outlines Q1 policy plans

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On the go: The Pensions Regulator is to publish recommendations on trustee diversity and governance in February, as the watchdog set out its policy commitments for the early months of 2020.

New year, new attitude to ESG compliance?

Angus Peters

Editorial: 2019 came to a close amid scenes of raging forest fires and warming seas. Just how committed are trustees to managing the risks arising from our changing planet?

UK crawls back towards PPF surplus

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On the go: UK defined benefit schemes are inching towards being fully funded on the basis used by the Pension Protection Fund, new figures from the lifeboat reveal.

Professionals say regulation creating unnecessary costs

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On the go: A survey of pensions professionals has uncovered concerns about the added cost burden placed on schemes by increasingly strict regulation.

E-admin hopes dashed by data quality

Data crunch: Pensions administrators and open finance enthusiasts may have one eye on the ‘e-admin’ future of full dashboard compliance, modelling and targeted engagement, but a survey of trustees reveals the perennial roadblock – poor-quality member data.

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.

National Grid scheme commits £185m to UK renewables

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On the go: The National Grid UK Pension Scheme has awarded a £185m mandate to Octopus Renewables to manage UK solar and onshore wind assets.

Government brings identical bill back to parliament

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On the go: The Department for Work and Pensions has reintroduced its pension schemes bill in the House of Lords, after the December general election delayed its debate in Parliament.