Latest articles from Nick Reeve

Mindset shift key to private markets in DC, trustees told

Dreamstime

Allocating capital to long-term illiquid assets requires a shift in focus from cost to value, according to panellists at the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association’s investment conference.

Government urged to revise at-retirement guidance to help trustees

News on the go

On the go: Panellists at the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association’s investment conference have called for a revised framework for at-retirement guidance to allow trustees to give more support to members considering their options.

How to bridge the pensions gap

Joanne Segars

Video: Joanne Segars, chair of Now Pensions’ trustee board, discusses the conclusions of a new report into the UK’s ‘underpensioned’ populations produced by the master trust and the Pensions Policy Institute, potential policy changes, and what trustees can do to help their members.

Solving the UK’s ‘underpensioned’ problem

Podcasts

Podcast: Now Pensions’ Samantha Gould and Pensions Policy Institute’s Lauren Wilkinson talk us through the findings of a recent research report into the UK’s ‘underpensioned’ problem, and the policy initiatives that could help bridge the gaps.

COP26: Key messages for trustees

Will Martindale

Video: As the ink dries on a landmark climate change deal struck between world leaders at COP26, Cardano’s group head of sustainability Will Martindale talks through the key events and outcomes of the conference that pension scheme trustees should be aware of.

Schemes’ trustees cannot ignore social factors risks

Podcasts

Podcast: Stefan Lundbergh, director at Cardano, and John Howchin, secretary-general of the Council on Ethics for Sweden’s national pension funds, discuss why socially aware investing is so important for pension funds of all sizes — and how trustees can go about taking action.

How to incorporate ESG into manager research

Ben Cooper

Video: Ben Cooper, head of manager research at Cardano, explains how to make sure external managers meet sustainability requirements, how easy it is to get information from third parties, and what questions trustees should be asking during the manager appointment process.

Understanding green and sustainable bonds

Podcasts

Podcast: Arthur Leijgraaff, senior treasury officer at the Dutch development bank FMO, and Rik Klerkx, senior portfolio manager at Cardano, explain what goes into a green bond issuance, and what trustees need to ask of their asset managers and issuers.

Trustees need to address sponsor covenant climate risk

Podcasts

Podcast: Lincoln Pensions managing director Michael Bushnell explains how scheme trustees can effectively address climate change risk in their sponsor covenant analysis.