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Global Pensions Wrap: August 17 edition

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From the Turkish army pension fund agreeing to take over British Steel, to Aussie supers facing potential legal action – the global headlines from around the FT this week.

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The Weekly Wrap: May 6 edition

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A round-up of the pensions industry stories published across the FT Group in the past week, from Tata Steel taking its pension fund off the table, to the cost to investors of negative bond yields.

The Weekly Wrap: March 24 edition

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A round-up of the pension industry stories published across the FT Group in the past week – from the Lisa's unintended use as a tax loophole, to a call on the private sector to fund infrastructure.

The Weekly Wrap: January 29 edition

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A round-up of the pensions industry stories published across the FT Group this week – from Royal Bank of Scotland plugging the deficit on its defined benefit scheme, to insurers being urged to increase exposure to pensions risk.

The Weekly Wrap: November 28 edition

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A round-up of pensions and investment stories published across the FT Group – from Nest announcing the possibility that it could provide annuities, to Ethiopia's first sovereign bond sale.

 

Plus, the week in numbers:

  • Norway's KLP pension scheme is to get rid of approximately NKr500m in coal holdings
  • The UK government has withdrawn strict reporting plans which could have seen retirees fined £300 for accessing their savings
  • Experts predict $700bn a year would need to be raised from institutional investors to meet global infrastructure investment requirements

 

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Managers predict cash will be king for many post-April retirees
Why the equity market is some way short of a bubble
Nest to switch TDF goalposts from annuity purchase as April looms
Where's your scheme's invitation from David Cameron?
Alliance Boots to ditch print to fund pensions website

 

And this week's social media comment is a challenge to the pensions industry from one of its well-known figures.

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The Weekly Wrap: July 4 edition

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A round-up of pensions and investment stories published across the FT Group – from calls for the lack of pensions consultant regulation to be monitored, to a hefty deficit for BT's pension plan.

 

Plus the week in numbers:

  • €2tn (£1.6tn) is invested across Europe in controversial Sicav schemes
  • Nordea's Emerging Stars fund is 6% less carbon intensive than its benchmark.
  • BT's pensions deficit has been estimated at £8.1bn

 

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This week's social media comment looks the sponsor/trustee relationship.

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The Weekly Wrap: June 27 edition

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A round-up of pensions and investment stories published across the FT Group – from German investors eyeing global real estate, to a call for pension fund transparency over carbon exposure.

 

Plus the week in numbers:

  • River and Mercantile expects to receive £15m from its IPO.
  • At an estimated £100bn, the LGPS funding deficit could be more than twice the official estimate
  • Partnership Assurance is planning to get rid of 100 roles in a bid to cut costs.

 

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This week's social media comment looks at the pensions bill.

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The Weekly Wrap: June 6 edition

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A round-up of pensions and investment stories published across the FT Group – from the ECB's historic move into negative-rate territory, to the LPFA dumping a hedge fund over a lack of transparency.

 

Plus, the week in numbers: 

  • The ECB's deposit rate has been cut to -0.1%
  • LPFA has redeemed its £61m investment in Brevan Howard
  • More than £9bn of pension derisking transfers were completed in Q1 2014 

 

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This week's social media comment responds to our story on the University of East London pushing for greater influence at its local government pension fund.

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The Weekly Wrap: May 30 edition

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A round-up of pensions and investment stories published across the FT Group – from a shareholder backlash at Urban Outfitters, to Labour plans for bringing low-paid workers into auto-enrolment.

Plus, the week in numbers:

  • Academics and administrators could face an effective pay cut of 10% if the USS scraps final salary
  • 1.5m more people could be auto-enrolled under Labour plans to extend AE
  • Analysis has found 15% of US equity funds could be 'closet indexers'

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This week's social media comment responds to Labour's plans for auto-enrolment. 

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