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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.

Making ESG work for your scheme

Making ESG work for your scheme

Video: With ESG and climate change now required by law to be part of schemes’ investment principles, how can trustees make sure they are implementing these principles effectively? Cardano client director Helen Prior discusses implementation, integration and impact with regard to ESG and sustainability.

TCFD helps schemes to understand financial risks

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Podcast: Will Martindale, group head of sustainability at Cardano, and Joanne Segars, chair of the board of directors of LGPS Central and chair of Now Pensions, discuss how schemes can best implement the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures requirements.

Aon and WTW cancel $30bn mega-merger

News on the go

On the go: Aon and Willis Towers Watson have abandoned their planned $30bn (£21.7bn) merger after an intervention from the US Department of Justice.

UK schemes lobby ministers over climate ambitions

Boris Johnson (teaser)

Some of the UK’s largest pension schemes have written to prime minister Boris Johnson and other senior politicians calling for strong action on climate change ahead of the COP26 conference in November.

Pension funds await outcome as Eurostar appeals for govt support

News On the Go

On the go: Eurostar shareholders including Hermes Infrastructure are working with the government to explore funding options for the transport company as it struggles to navigate the coronavirus crisis.

USS at risk of missing 2020 valuation deadline

University graduates (teaser)

The Universities Superannuation Scheme is at risk of missing the statutory deadline for its 2020 valuation, according to its chief executive, Bill Galvin.

Merseyside to shift to alternatives in further climate push

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A significant improvement in its funding level has given Merseyside Pension Fund the opportunity to review its asset allocations in favour of ESG investments.

Market volatility to provide more derisking opportunities this year

News On the Go

On the go: Readiness to execute pension risk transfer deals will be key to derisking strategies this year, according to Willis Towers Watson.

DB transfers falling as advice provision declines

News On the Go

On the go: The number of people transferring out of defined benefit pension schemes fell in the 18 months to the end of March 2020, according to new data from the Financial Conduct Authority.