Latest articles from Stephanie Hawthorne

Kingman: FRC should be replaced with new independent regulator

On the go: The Financial Reporting Council should be replaced as soon as possible with a new independent regulator with clear statutory powers and objectives, an independent review of the council has recommended.

TPR investigates suspected £18m pension fraud

On the go: Six people have been interviewed by Essex Police under caution in connection with a suspected pension fraud as part of a criminal investigation by the Pensions Regulator.

TPG Sixth Street Partners to invest up to £500m in Clara Pensions

On the go: Superfund Clara Pensions has announced that TPG Sixth Street Partners, a global credit and credit-related investment platform partnered with private equity group TPG, will become its provider of long-term capital.

Trustees urged to hold investment advisers to account on ESG issues

On the go: Trustees should hold investment consultants to account on environmental, social and governance issues, the Association of Member Nominated Trustees and the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association have argued.

£300m to be paid out by DB funds in transfers, buyouts and buy-ins

On the go: For the first time ever, nearly one third of a trillion pounds will be paid by UK private sector defined benefit pension schemes over a three-year period, from 2019–2021 according to Mercer.

FCA examines barriers to investing in patient capital

Experts have welcomed a recently published Financial Conduct Authority consultation, which seeks to address barriers the watchdog's rules may present to investment in patient capital, but concerns remain over the suitability of this type of investment for defined contribution schemes.

TPR warns trustees to check scheme status or fall foul of the law

On the go: Trustees of some pension schemes may be in the dark over their status, potentially leading them to fall foul of master trust legislation that could close their scheme.

Pensions 'silver lining' in Scottish Budget

On the go: While the recent Scottish Budget means that many people north of the border will be paying substantially more income tax than someone on equal earnings in the rest of the UK, there is a pensions tax relief 'silver lining'.

Falling healthy life expectancy for women pours fuel on SPA debate

On the go: Latest data on healthy life expectancy, published by the Office for National Statistics, have poured fuel on an already blazing debate about the recently increased age at which women can access their state pension.

PPF confirms 2019/20 levy at £500m

On the go: The Pension Protection Fund has confirmed that the levy it expects to collect for the 2019/20 year is £500m, down from the £550m estimated for 2018/19.