Press release

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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9
Jul

Shadow Pensions Minister, Jack Dromey supports the role of member representatives on pension schemes as TPR pushes for professionalising the trustee role

Labour MP champions the role of member representatives on pension boards as the regulator increases efforts to get more professional trustees on boards Dromey reaffirms last year’s statement that Labour wants to move from at least a third member-nominated trustees on pension fund boards to a 50/50 split Labour MP wants to see the establishment of a “fiduciary college” within

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29
May

AMNT identifies poor transparency in its review of fund manager voting policies and practices as part of complaint to FCA

Pensions Minister slams fund managers’ failure to act on climate change and gender Findings highlight a market failure and insufficient transparency which hinders consumer choice Requests the FCA to further investigate and propose remedies to enable pension scheme trustees to develop their own voting policies As part of a formal complaint to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Association of

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2
May

Press Release: AMNT acquires accredited status for its training programme

Today the AMNT are pleased to announce that their programme has been accredited and they will now be able to issue Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certificates. To read full press release please click here

9
Apr

Press Release: AMNT win at PMI

David Weeks, co-chair of AMNT wins the ‘Outstanding contribution to the pensions industry’ award at the Pension Management Institute’s Annual Dinner 2019. Click to see full response.

1
Apr

Press Release: AMNT response to consultation on Stewardship Code

Click here to view The AMNT’s response to consultation on Stewardship Code. Notes: AMNT The Association of Member Nominated Trustees (AMNT) is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, set up by and for member-nominated trustees, member-nominated directors and employee representatives, of UK based occupational pension schemes in the private and public sector. Set up in 2010, the AMNT has included

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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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