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Global Pensions Wrap: March 23

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A round-up of the pensions industry stories published across the FT Group – from changes to Connecticut pension investments, to criticism that Korea’s National Pension Service has been overly dependent on the government.

How to select the right master trust

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Podcast: Master trusts have until the end of March to complete their applications to the Pensions Regulator for authorisation. In this PE podcast episode, Ian McQuade, director at Muse Advisory, discusses master trust selection and how the watchdog's authorisation and supervision regime will change the market.

Global Pensions Wrap: March 16

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A round-up of the pensions industry stories published across the FT Group – from a California fund pushing back on private prison divesture, to a French asset manager’s €1bn coal divestment.

Improving the quality of professional trustees

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Podcast: Last month, the Professional Trustee Standards Working Group published a set of new standards, which all professional trustees will be expected to meet. The group is also due to launch an associated accreditation framework later this year. In this episode of the PE podcast, Rachel Croft, director at Independent Trustee Services, explains what these new standards mean for schemes, how they will improve professional trustee quality, and whether increasing professionalisation and rising workloads could lead to the extinction of the lay trustee. 

PIPA 2019: Have you made the shortlist?

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Find out if you have been shortlisted for the 20th annual Pension and Investment Provider Awards organised by Pensions Expert. The winners will be announced at an exclusive black tie dinner at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel in London on May 15.

Global Pensions Wrap: March 9

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A round-up of the pensions industry stories published across the FT Group – from alternative managers facing diversity questions, to an investment bank announcing it will no longer provide banking services to the private prison industry.

Aon mulling offer for Willis Towers Watson

On the go: Consulting giant Aon is considering a bid to buy rival Willis Towers Watson, in a move that would send shockwaves through the pensions advisory industry.

Global Pensions Wrap: March 2

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A round-up of the pensions and investment news stories developing around the world this week, from a US accountant charged with theft from a firefighters’ pension plan, to the rise of Australian mega funds.

Trustee who used scheme as ‘personal piggy bank′ pleads guilty

On the go: A Lancashire accountant has pleaded guilty to fraud after transferring more than £280,000 out of a pension scheme on which he was a trustee.

PTSWG publishes new set of standards for professional trustees

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On the go: Professional trustees will soon have to pass an initial application process to hold accreditation, and will have to demonstrate that they meet a new set of standards published today by the industry-led Professional Trustee Standards Working Group.