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The Weekly Wrap: June 1 edition

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A round-up of the pensions news stories published across the FT Group this week – from the civil service investigation into pension repayment requests, to a nude photo scandal in Oklahoma.

Titcomb to leave the Pensions Regulator

On the go: Chief executive Lesley Titcomb will be leaving the Pensions Regulator at the end of her four-year contract in February 2019.

Should member-nominated trustees be elected or selected?

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Podcast: Under the Pensions Act 2004, at least one-third of a pension scheme’s trustees should be member-nominated. David Brooks, technical director at consultancy Broadstone, and Stephen Fallowell, former MNT at the Royal Bank of Scotland Group Pension Fund and committee member of the Association of Member Nominated Trustees, debate the merits of electing trustees versus selection by panel.

TPR levies first fine on professional trustee

On the go: The regulator has disclosed that it has imposed a £3,000 fine against a professional trustee for failing to update their scheme’s register with news of their appointment.

The Weekly Wrap: May 25 edition

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A round-up of the pensions news stories published across the FT Group this week, from the latest asset manager to exclude tobacco investment, to demands for greater disclosure over sexual harassment.

Select committees question regulator’s ambition on DB

On the go: The Pensions Regulator’s commitment to engaging proactively with poorly funded defined benefit schemes and their employers has been called into question by two parliamentary select committees, in a stinging letter that discusses the future of chief executive Lesley Titcomb.

Regulator comes out on top in Box Clever case

On the go: The Pensions Regulator was right to seek to impose a financial support direction on ITV in relation to the Box Clever defined benefit pension scheme, according to a court judgement published on Friday.

The Weekly Wrap: May 18 edition

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A round-up of the pensions news stories published across the FT Group this week, from trade union demands for higher pension payouts, to a secret pension meeting between Kentucky Democrats and Republicans.

Marks and Spencer scheme completes £1.4bn buy-ins

On the go: Trustees of the Marks and Spencer Pension Scheme have purchased buy-in policies with Phoenix Life and Aviva totalling £1.4bn.

How is LGPS pooling driving responsible investment?

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Podcast: As Local Government Pension Scheme pooling progresses, the £29bn Brunel Pension Partnership – which includes 10 LGPS funds, including the Environment Agency Pension Fund – has been one of the strongest advocates of responsible investing. In this podcast, Brunel’s chief executive officer, Dawn Turner, discusses how far institutional investors have come with sustainable investment, what progress needs to be made, and how the Brunel pool views environmental, social and governance issues.