Press release

5
Feb

Press Release: AMNT congratulates Pensions Minister for questioning why asset owners cannot have control of the vote in pooled fund arrangements

Responding to Pensions Minister Guy Opperman’s speech at the TUC Pensions Conference today, the Association of Member Nominated Trustees (AMNT) congratulates the Minister for raising the issue of why asset owners do not have control over their shareholder votes when they invest in pooled funds. Janice Turner, founding co-chair of Association of Member Nominated Trustees (AMNT), said:  “We strongly welcome

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14
Dec

Press Release: Trustees should hold investment consultants to account on ESG issues, argue the AMNT and UKSIF  

Trustees should hold investment consultants to account on ESG issues, argue the AMNT and UKSIF in today’s press release The AMNT and UKSIF surveyed 16 investment consultants that committed to following the regulator’s ESG guidance Their findings have been set out in a new report, published today, which found that the majority are trying to respond to regulatory changes, but

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12
Sep

AMNT congratulates Government for strengthening trustees’ investment duties

The Association of Member Nominated Trustees has congratulated the government on its new regulations strengthening trustees’ investment duties.  The new regulations, laid by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) on Tuesday, will require pension trustees to publish information in their Statement of Investment Principles (SIP) report from October 2019 about how they will take account of ESG issues. They

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26
Sep

Press release – AMNT/UKSIF initative on investment consultants

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

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21
Mar

Association of Member Nominated Trustees appoints Red Line Voting Campaign Manager

The Association for Member Nominated Trustees (AMNT) today announces the appointment of Leanne Clements as Red Line Voting Campaign Manager, effective from April 2017. Janice Turner, Founding Co-chair of the AMNT commented: “Leanne brings a wealth of asset owner experience and responsible investment expertise to this role. Her background and strong bank of UK responsible investment contacts makes her well

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17
May

Has your pension scheme got a responsible scheme investment policy?

Has your pension scheme got a responsible investment policy? So many, after all, delegate this to their fund managers. Small schemes are often told they are too small to get involved in this and are advised to leave the matter alone. Others are told that as they invest in pooled funds it isn’t possible to direct their fund managers in

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17
May

Responsible for half a trillion pounds of assets

The Association of Member Nominated Trustees is celebrating passing a major milestone. In the last few weeks after an increasing influx of new members the organisation’s membership has passed 500 – and the total assets under management of our members’ pension schemes is now more than half a trillion pounds. For an organisation run by and for member nominated trustees

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1
Apr

21st century newbie

21st Century Newbie! While not being a new member nominated trustee, being the newest member of the committee of the AMNT does qualify me as a “newbie” in some sense. Facing a new challenge has shown me once again that when a new chapter in life begins you realise that there are always new things to learn. I very well

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17
Mar

Lifetime ISAs

Mr Osborne was never going simply to give up on his ISA model for lifetime savings. Some initial reactions to “Lifetime ISAs” scented the end of dedicated pension provision. But those who believe in the value of savings being secured for retirement should not be so defeatist. Pension schemes, even those serving quite highly-paid workers, have many members in their

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17
Mar

AMNT Announces new Co-Chair

PRESS RELEASE – 17 March 2016   The Association of Member Nominated Trustees (AMNT), today announced the election of David Weeks as the new co-Chair of the organisation to sit alongside Janice Turner.   Janice Turner, co-Chair of AMNT, commented: “David was elected to the AMNT committee in 2014 and, since then, he has not only worked closely with the

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