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Border to Coast set to focus on fixed income in 2020

The Border to Coast investment pool is looking to widen the range of fixed income products it offers to local authority pension scheme clients in 2020, according to its chief executive.

Authorised master trusts look ahead to supervision

The newly authorised master trust sector is bracing itself for a further increase in regulatory scrutiny as the supervision regime takes hold, since one-to-one supervision and annual statement requirements could amount to something approaching a “mini-authorisation” once a year.

Choppy waters: How schemes can invest in volatile markets

As the years of easy returns draw to a close for now, how can pension schemes ensure they do not lose what they have gained?

Would Brexit mean less red tape for UK schemes?

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Analysis: The volume of European regulatory changes has radically increased the governance burden on UK pension schemes in recent years; voting to leave the European Union must be tempting for trustees keen to cut the red tape.

Schemes make tackling uncertainty a priority

Crises and volatility have engendered a step change in investment philosophy: to manage the risks before the returns.

Investment indicators: hard times

Analysis: Unpredictability, low returns and significant structural change have left UK defined benefit pension schemes facing the greatest challenges in their history.

WYPF improves record-keeping with admin system upgrade

The £8.6bn local authority fund has updated its admin system as it strives to meet the Pensions Regulator’s record-keeping requirements and be more cost-effective

BAE property portfolio suffers due to lack of London exposure

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As BAE Systems weighs up a merger with EADS, the defence company’s UK scheme has identified reasons why its property investments produced disappointing results over the past year

Local government schemes respond to AE safeguards

Norfolk, Kent and Essex local authority schemes reveal how they help their employers comply with auto-enrolment legislation