Written by – Juluan Mund, Client Relations PLSA Published on14 January 2020 at 12:14. Reading time 5 min Pension schemes are currently dealing with a significant amount of regulatory and industry change, from the impact of the pension freedoms, DB and DC consolidation and new disclosure requirements, to greater regulatory focus on value for money. On top of managing all this
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
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
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.
Written by Vassos Vassou – Mallowstreet Public concerns over environmental, social and governance issues grow stronger and louder almost daily. This is a very overt factor which has helped drive a great deal of pensions debate around ESG matters.From 1 October 2019 the Statement of Investment Principles must include how trustees take ESG considerations into account. Further, from 1 October
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
Written by Sandra Wolf – Mallowstreet Financial wellbeing is considered a key factor to improving employee productivity, but trustees have traditionally kept at arm’s length from employer interventions. Should this be changing and what might work? Money worries keep many people up at night and cause them stress during the day. For nearly a quarter of UK adults an unexpected bill