Press release

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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21
Feb

New approach to shareholder voting adopted for the UK market

WHEB Asset Management, the global equity fund manager, has announced that it will trial implementing Red Line Voting – a new approach to shareholder voting on the UK market. Speaking at a meeting of the Association of Member Nominated Trustees in London, George Latham, Managing Partner of WHEB announced that his fund managers would comply or explain with the AMNT’s

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9
Feb

Red Line Voting – Pensions Age article

Trustees of pension schemes and charities who want to adopt a comprehensive responsible investment policy are downloading the AMNT’s Red Line Voting information pack from our new dedicated website, www.redlinevoting.org. It is attracting particular interest from those determined to adopt a meaningful policy with regard to climate change. The groundbreaking new initiative was launched at London’s Guildhall last month and

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30
Nov

We should be interested

While low interest rates of recent years has brought welcome relief for many hard pressed mortgage holders, the impact of the very low interest rate environment has resulted in one of the most difficult periods in the history of defined benefit pensions. Whilst there have been some positive signals that this period could be coming an end, it may already

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13
Nov

Commission Payments – Engaged Investor

It is good to see that the Government is pressing forward with the policy of stripping out costs to members of pension schemes that they have not sought and do not need. A recent step is DWP’s current consultation on banning member-borne commission in most occupational pension schemes. On the face of it, this raises implementation issues rather than floating

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30
Sep

Is the power to the people all over again

If you are managing a pooled fund – your voting behaviour is under the spotlight! AMNT’s Red Line Voting is almost here and Trustees now have the power to influence the way you vote on their behalf and recognises their status as ‘asset owners’. Some may disagree about the Red Lines but sufficient on all sides do and the concept

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30
Sep

Responsible Investement – Engaged Investor article

The UNPRI international conference in London in early September was an upbeat affair. It was the biggest it’s ever been with over 1000 delegates attending from all over the world. For the uninitiated, the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment is an international network of investors who have signed up to six Principles which include committing them to incorporate environmental,

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30
Sep

More than lip service – Pensions expert article

Pension scheme trustees have long faced criticism over their stewardship, or lack of stewardship, of their investments. As shareholders they have been accused of being asleep at the wheel when it came to corporate governance. Some trustees of smaller schemes, attempting to take forward responsible investment policies, have been advised that they are simply too small to get involved in

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30
Sep

Red Line Voting Update

I am writing to update you on the progress of the AMNT’s Red Line Voting project, following our members’ approval of the Red Lines at our conference on 24 June, and to ask you to let us know if your board is planning to consider Red Line Voting. For the benefit of the many trustees who have joined AMNT in

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