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26
Feb

Customers, Clients or Members

Written by Stephen Fallowell – Committee member, published in PensionAge In our inter reaction with organisations we give and are given various titles; members, customers and clients. We do not normally pay attention to what we are called providing the service provided meets our need. But definitions are important as they often determine the way we are envisaged by the

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10
Feb

New plans to protect pension savers

TPR publishes response to Future of Trusteeship and Governance consultation Date: Monday 10 February 2020 NEW measures have been announced by The Pensions Regulator to protect savers and improve member outcomes by ensuring they are in well run schemes able to deliver good value.  The action comes as TPR publishes its response (click here) to its consultation on the future

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29
Jan

Cost transparency: We need to help trustees in spite of themselves!

David Weeks, Co-Chair AMNT – Written for Mallowstreet One of mallowstreet’s key findings in its recent Trustee Report was on costs and charges for pension scheme trustees. Not to put too fine a point on it, we need to help trustees in spite of themselves. The survey is a wake-up call. Respondents recognise that cost transparency is an issue of significance. They

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28
Jan

The right Person

Written by Stephen Fallowell – Recently published in PensionsAge We have just undergone a General Election in which the electorate voted for their chosen candidate. The person elected, irrespective of their political persuasion, then represents all people in their constituency. Politicians come from wide range of backgrounds: educational, professional and social. We welcome this diversity as the best way of providing

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17
Jan

mallowstreet Trustee Report shows why we need to focus on governance

Written by – Juluan Mund, Client Relations PLSA Published on14 January 2020 at 12:14. Reading time 5 min Pension schemes are currently dealing with a significant amount of regulatory and industry change, from the impact of the pension freedoms, DB and DC consolidation and new disclosure requirements, to greater regulatory focus on value for money. On top of managing all this

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10
Dec

More questions than answers

Written by Stephen Fallowell – Committee Member, AMNT – Written for PensionAge In the Science Fantasy satirical novel ‘The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy’ by Douglas Adams a race of super intelligent beings build a super computer called ‘Deep Thought’ to answer the ultimate question of ‘Life, The Universe and Everything’. They are shocked when the computer comes up

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26
Nov

MALLOWSTREET: 2019 general election manifestos and pensions

Written by David Weeks: Co-Chair, Association of Member Nominated Trustees: 25 November 2019 Mrs May’s snap general election campaign in 2017 unravelled rapidly after a gaffe in her manifesto over care costs for the elderly. An unwise new policy appearance derailed a broader agenda. The debacle also showed how it can become difficult to promote sensible policies in an area

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4
Nov

Why are we being herded into buying part of the world’s biggest polluter

Patrick Collinson- The Guardian Pension funds will be stuffed with Saudi Aramco shares after the oil giant’s floatation this weekend On Sunday, the baroque-and-bling Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh (suites a mere £6,500 a night) is expected to host the launch of the biggest privatisation in history. Aramco, the holder of Saudi Arabia’s oil reserves, is likely to come to the market with

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1
Nov

UK minister reassures on pensions bill, challenges and chides on ESG

31 OCTOBER 2019 BY SUSANNA RUST – IPE The UK pensions minister today said the early general election does not spell the end for recently introduced workplace pensions legislation, and that pension scheme trustees have the power to change the world, and should use it. Guy Opperman made the comments in a speech delivered to delegates attending a conference held by

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1
Nov

Pension trustees test UK’s revamped stewardship code

FCA questioned over whether asset managers are preventing clients from acting as corporate stewards Chris Flood – Financial Times OCTOBER 30 2019 Please use the sharing tools found via the share button at the top or side of articles. Copying articles to share with others is a breach of FT.comT&Cs and Copyright Policy. Email licensing@ft.com to buy additional rights. Subscribers may

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