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Pension fund focus on ESG opens questions over insurer back books

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Billions of assets purchased by insurers to back UK retirement promises have the potential to drive corporate progress on issues such as climate change, and pension fund trustees are now indicating a willingness to pay extra for better stewardship.

Is any sovereign worth the greenium?

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Issuance of green sovereign debt is rocketing and investors remain prepared to pay a greenium, but standard paper still has a role to play.

ClearGlass to offer free cost collection for sub-£20m DB schemes

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On the go: Small UK pension schemes are to be offered free collection and analysis of their asset management costs, under corporate social responsibility plans revealed by ClearGlass. 

TPR criticised for year-long delay in collection of ESG statements

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A Conservative peer and former pensions minister has hit out at delays in the Pensions Regulator’s efforts to police the content of pension schemes’ statements of investment principles.

DB predictions for the year ahead

UK/EU flags for DB (teaser)

Trustees rushing to tick items off their agendas before hitting the sherry got a nice surprise before Christmas — some clarity at last on the shape of the UK’s relationship with the EU.

Trustee flagged as scam concern banned over ‘serious’ failings

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On the go: The Pensions Regulator has banned the corporate trustee of the Audax Pension Trust from acting as a trustee, following concerns of improper management and links to potential scam activity.

Now Pensions members’ data leaked by service partner

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On the go: Master trust Now Pensions has confirmed that some of its members have had their personal data shared online by a service partner.

Arcadia schemes to enter PPF assessment ‘shortly’

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On the go: The defined benefit pension schemes belonging to the collapsed retail group Arcadia are set to transfer into the Pension Protection Fund’s assessment period, according to a letter to MPs from the Pensions Regulator.

Ferry company staff ballot for strike action over DB scheme closure

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On the go: Unionised staff of the Wightlink ferry operator are to be balloted on possible action, including strikes, over the closure of their defined benefit scheme and new working conditions.