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Expertise key to exploiting multi-asset solutions

Schemes looking to multi-asset strategies to generate positive cash flow while derisking may have to turn to specialist managers to reduce their potentially significant governance burden.

DC default funds: Experts divided on best strategy

Huge variations in the risk profiles and investment strategies of DC default fund offerings are putting savers’ retirement provision at risk, according to a recent study.

Altmann slams PPF cap change delays

If Baroness Ros Altmann was less outspoken on issues of reform during her stint as pensions minister, she is certainly making up for lost time, launching her fourth attack on government policy in almost as many days.

Uptick in scams prompts call for tighter regulation

A recent increase in reports of suspected pension scams has been called “the tip of the iceberg”, as some experts said tighter legislation would help schemes ensure their members do not lose hard-earned retirement savings.

Ros Altmann backs Waspi in stinging resignation letter

From the blog: The end of Ros Altmann’s tenure as pensions minister on Friday capped off a week in which print news seemed doomed to be out of date by the time it hit the shelves. 

 

One of the last victims of Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle, Altmann’s position has been renamed as Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Pensions, to be carried out by Richard Harrington, MP for Watford.

 

It is thought that parts of the downgraded portfolio may be hived off to the Treasury.

 

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Webb: New face at DWP will not loosen Treasury's grip on pensions tax

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Philip Hammond’s appointment as chancellor of the exchequer is unlikely to see the Department for Work and Pensions regain control of pensions reform, according to former pensions minister Steve Webb.

LPP pools £1.2bn of property amid investor fears over asset class

The Local Pensions Partnership has created a £1.2bn property pool between the London Pensions Fund Authority and Lancashire County Pension Fund as experts have urged schemes not to panic over the recent gating of UK retail property funds.

Final date set for Box Clever trustee and ITV showdown

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Trustees of the Box Clever Pension Scheme and ITV were back in court last week, in the latest round of a four-year legal battle to force the broadcasting giant to help make good the fund’s £90m deficit.

DWP calls for evidence on Nest decumulation services

The Department for Work and Pensions has called for evidence on a proposal to allow Nest to provide decumulation services for its members, and to let it offer services to individuals, employers and other schemes.

DB taskforce encourages credit innovation to tackle deficits

Finding solutions to the defined benefit funding crisis will require the pensions industry to “challenge conventional thinking”, the chair of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association’s new DB taskforce has said.