Shelley Ismail

15
Oct

Landmark Pension Schemes Bill: Jail for reckless bosses, dashboards and new type of pension given green light

• New jail term for bosses who run pensions into the ground • Legislation enabling the delivery of Pensions Dashboards • Legislation paves way for first Collective Defined Contribution pension in UK The UK’s retirement-saving revolution takes another huge step forward today as the Government brings forward its latest pensions proposals. The Bill brings in a new sentence of up

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7
Oct

How can scenario planning help trustee boards?

Written by Sandra Wolf, Mallowstreet Trustees are increasingly being advised to learn from the army and use scenario planning to understand risk and improve their reaction in a downside event, but are they following this advice?  From a sponsor event to a sudden shock to the economy, scenario analysis can help trustees prepare and keep their cool when an event does

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2
Oct

Q&A: ESG and Diversity

Lindsey Apple, Proxy Voting and Engagement Manager In recent years, diversity in the workforce has become a global issue. But how does a lack of diversity affect corporate behavior, and why should investors care? Lindsey Apple, MFS’ Proxy Voting and Engagement Manager, explains the importance of diversity for corporate performance and highlights where the diversity engagement agenda will likely move

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27
Sep

AMNT secure Guy Opperman MP as a keynote speaker on Brexit day

“AMNT looks forward to welcome our members and guests to a bang up to the minute account from the Pensions Minister as the Brexit agenda unfurls. Sign up early to secure your place at what is set to be this autumn’s “must attend” pensions event.” – David Weeks, Co-Chair AMNT On 31st October 2019, the AMNT is holding an exciting

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18
Sep

Should an accredited professional trustee be required on every board?

Exclusive insight from the Trustee Survey –   Trustees are divided on whether a professional trustee should sit on every board. The early insight comes from the mallowstreet Trustee Survey, which is in partnership with the AMNT, PLSA and the PMI. The Survey is drawing to a close on 20th September but there is still time to have your say. 

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14
Aug

Is professional advice a magic picture show?

Written by Stephen Fallowell – Committee member – featured in Pensionsage In Neil Oliver’s recent television series ‘A history of Ancient Britain’ one of the episodes concentrated on the advent of ‘Bronze’ into the existing British cultures that were still reliant on Stone and Flint. The extraction and production of Bronze, from Copper and Tin Ore, by a limited number

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9
Aug

ESG – time for trustees to take control

Written by Vassos Vassou – Mallowstreet Public concerns over environmental, social and governance issues grow stronger and louder almost daily. This is a very overt factor which has helped drive a great deal of pensions debate around ESG matters.From 1 October 2019 the Statement of Investment Principles must include how trustees take ESG considerations into account. Further, from 1 October

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1
Aug

Goodwill Hunting

‘The need for Trust amongst Pension Boards and their Sponsors is vital to ensure good outcomes for Fund members- Stephen Fallowell MNT committee member explores the concept of Goodwillamongst scheme stakeholders’ Good Will Hunting is a 1997 American drama film, the film follows 20-year-old South Boston labourer (Matt Damon) an unrecognized mathematical genius who only through the intervention of a therapist

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1
Aug

New annual survey to reveal pension trustees’ biggest challenges

mallowstreet, together with the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, the Pensions Management Institute and the Association for Member Nominated Trustees, is launching an annual survey to take the pulse of the nation’s pension trustees.  The trustee landscape is changing; from freedom and choice to climate change and technology, there is a growing range of things trustees need to keep on top of. This complexity is

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16
Jul

Is financial wellbeing coming on trustees’ radar?

Written by Sandra Wolf – Mallowstreet Financial wellbeing is considered a key factor to improving employee productivity, but trustees have traditionally kept at arm’s length from employer interventions. Should this be changing and what might work?  Money worries keep many people up at night and cause them stress during the day. For nearly a quarter of UK adults an unexpected bill

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