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25 Jun New draft pension scheme investment regulations – power to the people?

Have you seen the news?  Members are getting powers to hold trustees to account over their consideration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors when setting the investment strategy.  Now, that is a scoop!  But is it true? In its consultation on clarifying and strengthening trustees’...

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14 Mar Anna Copestake comments in Pensions Age on integrating ESG risks within pension scheme portfolios

Recently there has been a fundamental shift in the way stakeholders – such as businesses, investors and government – view environmental, social and governance issues (ESG). The term is broad; it covers a range of topics, from climate change strategies to labour standards in supply chains....

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28 Feb Spectre of Closure: BA’s decision to close the New Airways Pension Scheme highlights risks of defined benefit liabilities

With some rather unseasonal timing, in mid December 2017, British Airways announced the bad news to staff of the planned closure of its defined benefits pension scheme (the New Airways Pension Scheme, known as NAPS) to future accrual in April 2018, with a view to...

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20 Sep How trustees risk providing implicit advice to DC members

In the 2014 Budget, the Chancellor announced changes, effective from April 2015, to existing tax rules, paving the way for a radical overhaul in how defined contributions pension savings are accessed. Recent figures show that in the 2016/17 tax year, almost 400,000 individuals took advantage...

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07 Jul Rosalind Connor comments in Professional Pensions on the over-regulation of DB schemes

Rosalind Connor spoke on a panel of industry experts at Pensions and Benefits UK in London on 27th June to discuss the future of DB schemes....

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25 May ARC highly commended at the 2017 Financial Times PIPA Awards

ARC Pensions Law has been highly commended at the Financial Times' 18th annual Pension and Investment Provider Awards for it's innovation and growth. The PIPAs recognise excellence among providers of products and services to UK workplace pension schemes....

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