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Shell pensions close funding gaps

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On the go: The Shell Contributory Pension Fund fund has moved into surplus, while its sister scheme, the Shell Overseas Contributory Pension Fund, is close to reaching full funding, results from the two schemes’ latest triennial actuarial valuations show.

Schemes challenge managers to tackle lack of diversity

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On the go: Asset managers who wish to continue to work with some of the biggest pension schemes in the UK will have to disclose how they are targeting diversity or risk losing their business.

Nest to trial ‘opt-out’ payroll savings approach

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On the go: The research arm of the government-backed master trust Nest will be trialling an ‘opt-out’ payroll savings approach that aims to help employees build up an emergency fund.

USS invests in climate fund, Aegon’s ESG assets top £10bn

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ESG Spotlight: A roundup of the latest news on environmental, social and governance initiatives, with the Universities Superannuation Scheme investing in a climate fund, Aegon strengthening its commitments to make default funds net-zero and banks calling for support of a new sustainable infrastructure label.

Scot Wid revamps green fund, Fidelity tackles climate and diversity

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ESG Spotlight: A roundup of the latest news on environmental, social and governance initiatives, with Scottish Widows investing in green UK business via its new environmental fund, and Fidelity's new policies on climate change and diversity.  

Pensions dashboards staging timeline too ‘ambitious’

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On the go: The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, while “fully supportive” of the goals of the Pensions Dashboards Programme, has argued that delivery against the proposed staging timeline appears ambitious.

DB transfer activity increases in June

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On the go: Defined benefit transfer activity increased throughout June for the third month in a row, according to research from XPS Pensions Group.

Employers eye better master trust options as market matures

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On the go: Investment consultancy Willis Towers Watson is predicting a secondary defined contribution master trust market could emerge as one in eight early adopters of the pension solution have revealed they will look to review their providers. 

Are schemes ready for climate-related financial disclosures?

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With the deadline for the largest schemes to comply with climate-related financial disclosure requirements looming, how ready is the industry?

Over-50s fear retirement poverty

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On the go: Adults aged over 50 in the UK are worried about their financial future, with almost a third admitting to concerns that they will not have enough money to live off in later life, according to research by SunLife.