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How should trustees be monitoring their employer covenant?

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Podcast: Over the last few years, headlines highlighting several high-profile defined benefit pension cases have hammered home the importance of having a strong covenant. Mark Evans, director at Independent Trustee Services, and Adolfo Aponte, director at covenant specialists Lincoln Pensions, explain how trustees can keep tabs on their employer.

Mercer parent's JLT acquisition brings consulting giants under one roof

On the go: Marsh & McLennan, the insurance broker and consultancy that owns Mercer, has announced it is to buy Jardine Lloyd Thompson for $5.6bn (£4.3bn) in cash.

TPR to introduce one-to-one supervision for 25 biggest schemes

On the go: The Pensions Regulator has introduced a new supervision regime, which includes one-to-one supervision of the 25 largest schemes in the UK and will aim to monitor all schemes more closely.

DC value: Small schemes falling short of standards

On the go: Small defined contribution schemes are not meeting the Pensions Regulator’s expectations when it comes to demonstrating value for members, according to its latest research.

The Weekly Wrap: September 14 edition

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A round-up of the pensions news stories published across the FT Group this week, from advisers being asked to stump up more cash for the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, to asset managers being told to back up their environmental, social and governance credentials.

DC Debate Q3: Updating asset allocations

In the second part of this quarter’s debate, our five DC professionals look beyond the traditional bond and equity portfolio to consider issues including diversified growth funds, alternatives and ESG.

UK’s three biggest public schemes failing on climate change

The Universities Superannuation Scheme, the Railways Pension Scheme and the Electricity Supply Pension Scheme have been slammed for the quality of their response to climate change.

The Weekly Wrap: September 7 edition

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A round-up of the pensions news stories published across the FT Group this week, from pension problems for DIY divorcees, to an Australian fund handing back millions in fees to investors.

CJEU rules against PPF cap

On the go: The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that the cap imposed on benefits paid by the Pension Protection Fund is unlawful when it reduces the payments made to a saver by more than half.

Mastertrust authorisation: TPR explains readiness review feedback

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Video: From April 2019, mastertrusts will not be allowed to operate unless they have been authorised by the Pensions Regulator. Applications for authorisation commence in October this year, and the watchdog has received 33 draft authorisation applications as part of its readiness review process. Kim Brown, head of mastertrust authorisation and supervision, discusses the regulator's recently published feedback and key lessons learned.