Latest articles from Calum Kapoor

PIC invests £25mn in retirement community

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On the go: The £44.1bn Pension Insurance Corporation, in partnership with Octopus Real Estate, has invested £25mn through a joint venture with retirement home developer and operator Elysian Residences, to develop the How Wood retirement community, which is valued at £115mn.

PPF introduces new ESG voting guidelines

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On the go: The £39.4bn Pension Protection Fund has brought in new environmental, social and governance voting guidelines for its listed equity holdings, across both segregated and pooled mandates.

LGPS Central to break even on cost savings by 2023

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On the go: LGPS Central, which manages around £49bn in assets on behalf of eight Local Government Pension Scheme partner funds, expects to break even on cost savings by 2023.

Incorrect personal data prevents Nest member from opting out


A healthcare company has been told by the Pensions Ombudsman to repay an employee’s pension contributions, after he was unable to opt out due to the employer providing an incorrect date of birth and national insurance number to Nest.

Contributions must double to fund some ‘living pensions’, report finds

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On the go: Some savers’ pension contributions will need to sit at slightly more than double the current minimum automatic enrolment threshold in order for them to have a “living pension”, according to new research.

BW’s Sara Cook elected president of the Pensions Management Institute

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On the go: The Pensions Management Institute has appointed Barnett Waddingham principal Sara Cook as its president.

80% of DB schemes to hit long-term funding goals within 9 years

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On the go: Eighty per cent of defined benefit pension schemes expect to meet their long-term targets within the next nine years, according to new research. 

Evri auto-enrols couriers with Smart Pension

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On the go: Parcel delivery service Evri has appointed Smart Pension to provide workplace pensions for more than 12,000 “self-employed plus” couriers.