Latest articles from Angus Peters

First asset managers commit to LGPS transparency code

The Local Government Pension Scheme advisory board has launched its code of transparency to improve cost disclosure, amid early indications that asset managers will sign up.

Regulator zeroes in on dividends

The Pensions Regulator has targeted employers who pay large dividends while underfunding defined benefit pension schemes in its latest annual funding statement, increasing the pressure on trustees to secure as much funding as possible.

Tata and BSPS agree terms for PPF-plus deal

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Trustees of the £15bn British Steel Pension Scheme have agreed the key commercial terms of a regulated apportionment arrangement with sponsor Tata Steel UK, which would see members offered modified benefits as part of a new scheme.

NHS attacks put cyber security back on the agenda

Pensions administrators have urged schemes to review their cyber security arrangements and question their advisers' practices after the WannaCry ransomware targeted British organisations including the National Health Service.

John Lewis Partnership protects future with LDI

John Lewis shops for matching assets

The John Lewis Partnership Trust has introduced a liability hedging programme increasing its hedge ratio to 60 per cent, in a move experts said would protect significant recent contributions.

Industry divided over retrospective changes to pensions

Nearly half of pensions professionals and scheme representatives believe that retrospective changes to pensions promises should be allowed, according to a recent survey, suggesting growing concern over the level of defined benefit liabilities.

Blackford: Pension commission could restore consumer trust

In the second instalment of our 2017 election pensions spokespeople series, we hear from Ian Blackford, who is standing for re-election as the Scottish National Party representative for Skye, Ross and Lochaber.

Nortel inches closer to PPF-plus as £5bn lockbox opened


The Nortel Networks UK Pension Plan is set to receive more than £1bn in assets from its insolvent sponsor Nortel in the coming months, after US and Canadian courts agreed to open a $7bn (£5.4bn) escrow ‘lockbox’.

Dyfed 97% funded but private schemes lag behind

The Dyfed Pension Fund is nearing solvency as an investment review is set to largely stick with the scheme’s equity-heavy asset allocation, making for a sharp contrast to the situation at many private sector schemes.

Cunningham: Next government must boost transparency

In the first of a series of interviews with political candidates representing their parties on pensions issues, we hear from Alex Cunningham, Labour MP for Stockton North.