The Working Party on the Security of DC Assets is seeking views of members on how trustee boards are dealing with the issue of the security of members’ assets. Please click here to complete the survey. More information about the Working group can be found here. The Cass Business School is also looking at trends in DC Investment Strategy
Read the latest articles featuring the Association Professional Pensions: Consultancies commit to raising regulator’s ESG guidance with schemes Institutional Investor: ESG – Or Else, Consultants Warn Pension Clients IPE: UK investment consultants back trustee ESG push Funds Europe: Consultants back ESG initiative for pension schemes Pensions & Investments: 12 consultants endorse Pensions Regulator stance on ESG Money Age: Investment consultants
The Government through the Department for Work and Pensions has launched a consultation into the treatment of bridging pensions by the Pension Protection Fund (PPF), which can be found here. David Weeks as Co-chair of AMNT has taken part in a focus group to explore the impact of the Government’s proposed approach to amend legislation to allow the PPF to actuarially
Thank you to all those who responded to the consultation on changes to the AMNT constitution, confirming your approval. The changes have been put into effect. Please see below for the revised version You can click here to download the revised version of the constitution.
UK investment consultants publicly back UK Pensions Regulator guidance to consider environmental and social issues • Twelve influential advisory firms back key guidance on Regulator’s expectation that pension funds will consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in investment decision making • Increased consideration of ESG issues by trustees through a robust advisory framework will add value to investment portfolios
Our colleagues at Punter Southall Transaction Services, have launched a new research report, Risk of Ruin. This shows trustees and employers of defined benefit pension schemes how to assess the real risks associated with their scheme. For more information click here
The AMNT Annual Members survey 2017 has been sent out to all registered members via Survey Monkey – please get in touch if you haven’t received an invitation and would like to participate. We will be sharing the results at the Summer Conference on 21st June.
Read the latest interview with David Weeks in which he talks to Sebastian Cheek of Portfolio Institutional about remuneration, diversity, lobbying parliament and why pension schemes need member-nominated trustees.
ASSOCIATION OF MEMBER NOMINATED TRUSTEES Punter Southall and AMNT programme for 24th April 2017 Agenda for Annual General Meeting to be held at 13.30 on Monday 24th April 2017 at The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AH Please arrive by 13.15 in order to register. Welcome Report on the previous AGM of 23 February 2016 Co‑Chairs’ Report
AMNT’s co-Chair David Weeks features in Professional Pensions this week, discussing the details of the Brewster legal case. The article covers the scope of the ruling, the potential future impact for private sector DB schemes and the precautionary measures that trustees should consider taking. The full article can be found at this link.