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Barnardo's scheme loses Supreme Court RPI appeal

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On the go: Children's charity Barnardo's may not change the inflation protection it provides to members of its defined benefit scheme, the Supreme Court has ruled.

Patient capital in DC: Worth the risk?

Maria Nazarova-Doyle & Tim Sharp

From the blog: Philip Hammond's desire to increase the allocations of defined contribution schemes to 'patient capital', including high-risk venture capital, have proved a divisive issue in the pensions industry.

DC schemes have long clamoured for access to illiquid assets, but the prospect of watered-down protections on costs and charges have had some up in arms.

Pensions Expert asked JLT Employee Benefits' Maria Nazarova-Doyle and the Trades Union Congress' Tim Sharp for their views on whether greater access to patient capital will be a boon or a burden to DC savers’ retirement outcomes.

The Weekly Wrap: November 3 edition

A round-up of the pensions industry stories published across the FT Group – from the World War II codebreaker taking on the Department for Work and Pensions to New York City’s pensions stand against Saudi Arabian securities.

University of Manchester staff vote for strike action over pension closure

On the go: Support staff at the University of Manchester have voted overwhelmingly to take strike action over plans to cut and close their pension scheme.

Autumn Budget 2018: Reaction

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Podcast: Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has delivered his Autumn Budget. To mull over patient capital and what might have been, Alex Janiaud is joined by James Riley, council member at the Society of Pension Professionals, and Steven Cameron, pensions director at Aegon.

The Weekly Wrap: October 27 edition

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A round-up of the pensions industry stories published across the FT Group – from increasing pressure on the government to bring in legislation for the pensions dashboard, to a New York lawsuit claiming investors were misled on the risks that climate change regulations posed to business. 

The Weekly Wrap: October 20 edition

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A round-up of the pensions industry stories published across the FT Group – from a Japanese fund’s planned use of artificial intelligence to scrutinise asset managers, to a pensions revolt against Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg.

TPR and FCA launch joint strategy

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On the go: The Financial Conduct Authority and the Pensions Regulator have launched a joint regulatory strategy to deliver better outcomes for pension savers and those entering retirement.

What does the future hold for LDI?

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Podcast: The popularity of liability-driven investment strategies among defined benefit pension funds has increased over the years. In 2017, the total notional value of liabilities hedged by LDI strategies continued to grow, rising to £965bn from £904bn, according to XPS Pensions research. In this episode, Nick Harvey, principal at XPS Pensions, discusses how scheme exposure to LDI has changed over time, and what the future holds for this type of investment strategy.