Tag: The Pensions Regulator

16
Jul

Lay trustees still have a role to play in scheme governance

Written by Johnathan Stapleton – Editor, Professional Pensions The Pensions Regulator’s consultation on scheme governance ups the watchdog’s long-running campaign to improve the standards of trusteeship. But, this time, it seems to be taking an incredibly tough line, particularly on small schemes. As TPR executive director David Fairs explains on page 20: “Many smaller schemes are simply not good enough…

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10
Jul

MNTs of ‘highest importance’ to pension boards – Dromey

Written by Theo Andrew – Pensions Age Labour Shadow Pension Minister, Jack Dromey, has said having a member-nominated trustee (MNT) on all pension boards is “of the highest importance”. Speaking at the Association of Member Nominated Trustees (AMNT) Summer Conference last week (5 July), Dromey said that a Labour government would push for stronger member representation, in a time of

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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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8
Jul

TPR consults on mandatory pro trustees, sole trustees and diversity

Written by Sandra Wolf- Mallowstreet Badly run schemes need to improve or consolidate, said the Pensions Regulator as it proposes to reduce the number of poorly governed pension schemes in a consultation launched today. The [Future of Trusteeship and Governance](https://www.tpr.gov.uk/en/document-library/consultations/future-of-trusteeship-and-governance-consultation) paper considers how the trustee model can be made more effective. “The trustee model isn’t broken, but it does need

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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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27
Sep

River and Mercantile Small Schemes – Consolidation: Breaking the Enigma

The only event solely focused on smaller pension schemes. Join us for an insightful look at consolidation, current solutions and alternatives available to smaller schemes. Confirmed speakers include The Pensions Regulator (TPR) and the PLSA. This half day event is free to attend and will be relevant for your TKU requirements and will also qualify for professional CPD. Registration and

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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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