Press release

30
Jul

David Weeks stands down as Co-Chair of the AMNT

David Weeks has decided tostand downfrom his position as Co-Chair of the Association of Member Nominated Trustees (AMNT) following adiagnosis of cancer. His resignation as Co-Chair will become effective after the next AMNT Committee meeting on August 16, 2021. He will remain a member of the AMNT committee until the AGM in 2022. David joined the AMNT in 2012 and

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10
Jun

AMNT updates ‘Red Lines’ to reflect the introduction of new policies on climate change, gender diversity, human rights risks and audit

The Association of Member Nominated Trustees (AMNT) has updated its Red Line Voting policies to reflect industry and regulatory changes since the campaign was first launched in 2016. Click here to access and download. The biggest change to the Red Lines since 2016 has been the introduction of tougher policies on climate change. In recognition of the global emergency caused

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28
Jan

AMNT Article Features

The AMNT has featured in numerous publications at the end of 2020, click the links below to read the full articles: https://www.ftadviser.com/pensions/2020/10/07/call-for-pension-wise-to-operate-advice-service/ https://www.ftadviser.com/pensions/2020/10/12/advisers-sceptical-about-pension-wise-advice-proposals/ https://www.professionalpensions.com/sponsored/4017842/amnt-david-weeks-discusses-trustees-hunger-knowledge-risking https://www.professionalpensions.com/feature/4021107/amnt-celebrates-punching-weight https://www.professionalpensions.com/news/4024874/amnt-calls-positive-action-order-recruit-member-nominated-trustees https://www.pensionsage.com/pa/AMNT-endorses-TPR-and-Govt-for-proactive-apporach.php https://www.pensionsage.com/pa/Covid-19-has-ot-made-much-impact-on-most-MNTs-pension-scheme-risks.php https://www.pensionsage.com/pa/DWP-confirms-pension-scheme-bill-still-priority-despite-Covid-19-delays.php https://secure.mallowstreet.com/article/b54228 https://secure.mallowstreet.com/article/b52725 https://secure.mallowstreet.com/article/b51890 https://secure.mallowstreet.com/article/b56277 https://secure.mallowstreet.com/article/b56277 https://secure.mallowstreet.com/article/b54870 https://secure.mallowstreet.com/article/b53458 https://www.wired-gov.net/wg/news.nsf/articles/Minister+for+Pensions+Guy+Oppermans+speech+on+a+new+direction+for+trustee+stewardship+02122020164300?open

11
Dec

AMNT Member Survey sheds light on the effect of the current pandemic but raises a concern for the future

11th December 2020 The Association of Member Nominated Trustees (AMNT) has undertaken a survey of its members to coincide with its 10th anniversary. The member survey was conducted in conjunction with XPS, the largest pure pensions’ consultancy in the UK. Thesurvey investigated: AMNT members in particular; member nominated trusteeship in general; the impact of the current pandemic; and environmental, social

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1
Dec

“A huge step forward”. AMNT welcomes establishment of the Taskforce on Pension Scheme Voting Implementation and Simon Howard as its Chair.

Janice Turner, Co-chair of the Association of Member Nominated Trustees (AMNT), has warmly welcomed the announcement by Guy Opperman, Minister for Pensions and Inclusion, that a Taskforce will be established to investigate the barriers preventing client voting policies from being implemented by fund managers in pooled funds. This was the main recommendation in AMNT’s recent published report[1] Bringing Shareholder Voting into

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6
Nov

Press release: Bringing shareholder voting into the 21st Century

Bringing shareholder voting into the 21st Century: An examination of the barriers to effective stewardship and how to overcome them. Pensions Minister endorses AMNT report recommendations and agrees to set up working group on barriers to trustee voting: “I am determined we are going to bring about real change on this issue”. AMNTs continuing Red Lines Voting campaign leads to

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22
Oct

‘10 years of progress in a turbulent world’ – The Association of Member Nominated Trustees celebrates its 10th anniversary

Opperman praises its “vital and independent voice in pensions governance” The Association of Member Nominated Trustees (AMNT) celebrated its 10th anniversary in September 2020. As the only pensions’ trade association that represents primarily individual pension scheme members rather than provider interests, it has grown to a membership of around 800 individual trustees, representing pension schemes with assets under management of over

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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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8
Jan

New report offers unparalleled insight into state of trustee community

The mallowstreet Trustee Report is out now! mallowstreet, in partnership with the Association of Member Nominated Trustees (AMNT), Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) and the Pensions Management Institute (PMI), surveyed the trustee community in August and September 2019 to highlight the challenges the sector faces. The report is broken down into three sections covering; Diversity, Governance and Outcomes drawn

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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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