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Reach Pension Plan joins new climate action group

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On the go: The Reach Pension Plan has joined new action group Climate Impact Initiative, which aims to encourage pension providers to make climate-friendly impact investment options available for all savers regardless of plan size.

Brunel pool to launch Paris-aligned passive fund

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On the go: The Brunel Pension Partnership has licensed a Paris-aligned index, which it will adopt for a passively managed fund that it will launch in September 2021.

Norfolk Council scheme extends investment consultancy framework

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On the go: Norfolk County Council, acting on behalf of its own circa £3.6bn pension fund and a number of other UK Local Government Pension Schemes, has announced an extension to the duration of the National LGPS investment consultancy framework as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ladbrokes Pension Plan agrees £420m buyout with Rothesay Life

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On the go: The Ladbrokes Pension Plan has agreed a full buyout worth £420m with Rothesay Life, the scheme confirmed to Pensions Expert’s sister publication MandateWire.

Ridgeon Group scheme completes £50m buyout with L&G

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On the go: The Ridgeon Group Pension and Life Assurance Scheme has completed a £50m buyout with Legal & General. Buck Consultants advised on the deal.

Church of Scotland schemes appoint XPS as joint adviser

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On the go: The £507.5m Church of Scotland pension schemes, comprising the scheme for ministers and overseas missionaries, the scheme for staff and the scheme for ministry development staff, have appointed XPS Pensions Group as their actuarial and investment adviser.

Now Pensions pledges to go net-zero by 2050

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On the go: Now Pensions has pledged to go net-zero by 2050, while also increasing its investments in sustainable assets. 

Brunel pool launches first fixed income portfolios

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On the go: The Brunel Pension Partnership has launched a passive gilts and a passive index-linked gilts portfolio in conjunction with BlackRock.

QinetiQ scheme completes buy-in with L&G

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On the go: The £2bn QinetiQ Pension Scheme has completed a £130m buy-in with Legal & General Assurance Society. LCP acted as the lead adviser on the transaction and provided derisking advice.

Railways scheme appoints L&G as flexible retirement solution provider

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On the go: The £32bn Railways Pension Scheme has appointed Legal & General to provide members with access to a drawdown arrangement within its WorkSave Pension Mastertrust.