Latest articles from Stephanie Hawthorne

Eurozone equities at 20 per cent discount v US stock market

On the go: The eurozone stock markets could be set to outperform the US, UK and Japan, according to NN Investment Partners.

Schemes should discuss options ahead of Brexit-day clash

On the go: One in seven UK pension schemes faces a Brexit conundrum with their valuation year-end dates falling due on March 31, the Sunday after the UK is due to leave the EU on March 29, according to Aon.

Record £10bn annuity sales boosts L&G profits

On the go: Legal & General’s 2018 results released on Wednesday showed a record £10bn annuity sales, as demand grew for both institutional risk transfer deals and individual annuities.

SEI seeks master trust authorisation just weeks before the deadline

On the go: With just weeks to go before the final deadline of March 31, SEI is the latest trust to reveal that it has applied for authorisation of its SEI Master Trust.

Doctors express anger at NHS scheme failings

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The leviathan NHS Pension Scheme is under fire again, with a Byzantine labyrinth of responsibilities, administration failings, and frustrations at government pensions policy infuriating medical staff.

LGPS funds strive to make an impact with build to rent

A minor revolution is taking place in town halls across the country. Local authority pension funds are changing tack, eschewing traditional equities for alternatives, and looking to make a difference with their allocations.

LifeSight first master trust to gain TPR authorisation

On the go: Willis Towers Watson’s LifeSight is the first master trust to gain authorisation, the Pensions Regulator confirmed on Wednesday. 

Unregulated companies source of 52% of all scams

On the go: More than half of all scams can be linked back to unregulated introducers or advisers, according to research by the Pension Scams Industry Group.

Significant decrease in number of AE compliance notices issued

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On the go: The number of auto-enrolment compliance notices issued by the Pensions Regulator reduced substantially during the final two quarters of 2018.

Mercer Marsh Benefits unifies in the UK

News On the Go

On the go: Mercer Marsh Benefits has regrouped its UK and benefits teams under the MMB brand. The restructure follows the acquisition of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group by Marsh & McLennan, the parent company.