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One in three schemes consider appointing IFA

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On the go: Some 35 per cent of pension schemes have either appointed or are considering appointing an independent financial adviser to support members, research reveals.

LGPS Central Pool launches sustainable fund

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On the go: The Local Government Pension Scheme Central Pool has launched a new equity fund incorporating key climate change considerations in a bid to deliver long-term growth.

Poorest pensioners receive least government support

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On the go: The poorest fifth of UK pensioners are receiving up to £4,000 less in state benefit income than their richer counterparts, research reveals.

Government must revise AE or ‘risk leaving a whole generation behind’

While automatic enrolment has added more than 10m employees to a workplace pension scheme since 2012, experts say it is still not enough to ensure adequate levels of saving towards retirement.

DB funding levels improve over September

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On the go: The overall funding position of UK defined benefit schemes improved in September, according to figures released by the Pension Protection Fund on Tuesday.

Field sounds alarm over unregulated DB superfunds

Frank Field

The chair of the Work and Pensions Committee has warned that the government may be putting retirements at risk if it does not bring forward legislation to regulate defined benefit superfunds.

Buy-in pricing could improve in post-Brexit world

Brexit volatility could be a good thing for defined benefit pension schemes looking to insure liability risk, according to experts.

Industry cool on VC despite patient capital drive

The government has doubled down on its view that no change to the level of the charge cap is needed to encourage defined contribution schemes to access venture capital investments, but some experts doubt whether such high-risk investments are a fit for default funds in the first place.

Catherine Howarth: ESG statements are just the start

Speaking to Pensions Expert, ShareAction chief executive Catherine Howarth welcomes new requirements for schemes to outline their responsible investment policies, but says trustees need to walk the walk on environmental, social and governance issues.

Gilt yield rally improves DB funding over September

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On the go: The combined deficit of defined benefit pension schemes fell by £50bn at the end of September 2019, PwC data shows.