Latest articles from Stephanie Hawthorne

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

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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.

Relief for pension schemes as CPI falls to 1.8 per cent

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On the go: UK pension schemes will get a small measure of comfort from the current inflation figure, with the consumer price index falling for the third month in a row to 1.8 per cent in January, the lowest level since January 2017.

UK pension schemes’ deficit falls to £23.1bn

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On the go: UK pension schemes have beaten the January blues, with their total deficit down by £8.8bn, according to recent Pension Protection Fund figures.

Pensions minister confirms commitment to CDC schemes

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On the go: The minister for pensions and financial inclusion, Guy Opperman, has confirmed that the government intends to proceed with legislation to implement collective defined contribution schemes.