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Guest Comment: Musings of an MNT

Royal Bank of Scotland Group Pension Fund member-nominated trustee Stephen Fallowell explores why the government might not be asking the right questions when it comes to pensions savings

News in brief: 21 July

The latest mandates and news in brief from the past week

‘Too early to determine’ remit of single financial guidance body – Opperman

It is “too early to determine” the full remit of the single financial guidance body, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Pensions and Financial Inclusion, Guy Opperman has said

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Govt must do more to extend pension coverage – ILC

The government must do more to extend pension coverage in order to tackle the UK’s savings gap between generations, the International Longevity Centre UK has said

BLOG: The nine month Minister

Steve Webb served as Pensions Minister for five years, followed by Ros Altmann at just 13 months, and Richard Harrington at 11 months. Natalie Tuck looks at why Guy Opperman may be the nine month Minister

DWP launches consultation on DB alternative quality requirement for seafarers and offshore workers

The Department for Work and Pensions has launched a consultation on defined benefit alternative quality requirements and provisions for seafarers and offshore workers

Group pensions gain higher returns than personal pensions

Savers who invest through a group personal pension plan can expect to gain higher returns than those who take out a personal pension plan

Franklin Templeton Video interview
The benefits of multi-asset credit. Francesca Fabrizi meets Tom Raftery, senior product manager at Franklin Templeton Investments, to discuss multi-asset credit and the benefits it can offer pension schemes today.


Latest Features

Monitoring standards

Karen Watkin talks about how to benchmark performance and assess value for money when monitoring default strategies over a 12-month period

Reaping the benefits

In an age where gold-plated DB schemes are becoming a thing of the past, pensions are no longer seen as a shiny workplace benefit. But are employers doing enough to provide a generous pension, compared to other benefits?

And what benefits can this have for both the employee and employer? Lauren Weymouth explores

The forgotten masses

Laura Blows reveals why a greater focus will increasingly be placed upon deferred members

Lessons learnt

Louise Farrand looks into the challenges created by the increasing numbers of school academies’ staff joining the LGPS

Revelationary exploration?

Sandra Haurant looks at the current accessibility of frontier markets for pension

funds and what differentiates these regions from emerging market geographies

Clearing the confusion

The Plain English Campaign group calls for simplification within pensions

communications to reduce member uncertainty

Advising change

In the changing retirement landscape, Talya Misiri discusses IFAs’ experience

of pension regulations, new technologies and alternative retirement income sources

Stronger together

With the government pushing for the pooling of local government pension scheme investments, Natalie Tuck speaks to the Local Pensions Partnership about why it came into being, and how other funds can get involved

Difficult to care

David Adams explores the challenges of funding long-term care and how the pensions industry may help provide solutions to this problem

The right direction

Lynn Strongin Dodds looks at how political risk can affect pension funds and the strategies that should be put in place to combat this

Money worries

As increasing numbers of people reveal they are suffering from financial stress, Laura Blows looks at its impact, both upon individuals and their workplace, and

what employers can do to reduce the problem

Kickstarting financial education

Charles McCready reveals why TISA’s KickStart Money campaign is providing financial education to primary school children


Franklin Templeton Video interview
The benefits of multi-asset credit. Francesca Fabrizi meets Tom Raftery, senior product manager at Franklin Templeton Investments, to discuss multi-asset credit and the benefits it can offer pension schemes today.

Getting smart with sustainability
Francesca Fabrizi speaks to David Harris, Head of Sustainable Investment at FTSE Russell, about how sustainable investment is coming to the fore

Latest News Headlines
Adam Cadle provides a summary of the big pensions stories to have hit the headlines this week
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