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The Weekly Wrap: April 20 edition

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A round-up of the pensions news stories published across the FT Group this week, from a call for pensions tax relief to be set at a flat rate, to a lawsuit in the US alleging a global banking conspiracy to fix Mexican government bond prices.

How will the UK's first pension superfund work?

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Podcast: The UK's first superfund was announced in March, a day after the government encouraged the creation of commercial consolidators in its long-awaited white paper on the defined benefit sector. Alan Rubenstein, chief executive of The Pension SuperFund, discusses how the vehicle will work, and when it might absorb its first DB scheme. 

UCU suspends strike action to scrutinise USS valuation

The University and College Union has called to suspend all strike action after its members accepted an offer to examine the latest valuation.

Pension questions raised after FirstGroup rejects takeover bid

FirstGroup’s rejection of a hostile takeover approach from US private equity group Apollo Management has sparked discussion on pensions.

The Weekly Wrap: April 13 edition

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A round-up of the pensions news stories published across the FT Group this week, from the California Public Employees’ Retirement System bulking up its environmental, social and governance investments, to low earners in the UK losing out on pensions tax relief.

Trustees with fid man less likely to check quality of service

Trustees employing fiduciary managers are less engaged in assessing the quality of their provider than those with a traditional investment consultancy relationship, the latest report from the Competition and Markets Authority has found.