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8
Nov

22 years of pension savings gone in 24 hours

Pension Fraud can be devastating. Victims can be left facing retirement with limited income, and little or no opportunity to build their years of savings back up. Read more here

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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31
Oct

Pensions minister: Trustees should fire investment managers who fail to act on climate change

Written by Louise Farrand Minister “shocked” by AMNT report which found that over half of fund managers do not have climate change-related voting policy – and warns trustees to get ready to implement the recommendations of the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures Guy Opperman MP, the Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion opened the Association of Member Nominated Trustees’ Autumn

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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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