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2018 KPMG UK Fiduciary Management Survey
KPMG UK Fiduciary Management Survey
KPMG
20 Nov 2018 United Kingdom Administration, Investment - Ethical and SRI, Investment - General, Trustees
Research from KPMG has found that the number of DB pension schemes using fiduciary management grew by 9% in the year to June 2018, compared to a 30% growth across the previous year. According to KPMG, this amounts to the lowest level of growth since it began tracking the pension scheme fiduciary market in 2008.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Nov 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Whilst 74% of the top UK corporate pension funds recognise the potential impact of climate change, just 5% have a specific policy
Just 5% of top UK corporate pension funds have a specific climate change policy.
Pinsent Masons
5 Nov 2018 United Kingdom Investment - Ethical and SRI, Investment - General, Investment - Performance, Trustees
Research by Pinsent Masons has revealed that only 5% of the UK's top 43 corporate pension funds have a specific climate change policy as part of their investment strategy, while none have targets for decarbonisation or investment in low carbon, energy efficient or other sustainable assets. This is in spite of the fact that 74% of the funds recognise the potential impact of climate change within their investment strategy.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Nov 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pensions in a Changing Climate Part 4: Metrics & Targets
Pensions in a Changing Climate
Asset Owners Disclosure Project
Nov 2018 United Kingdom Investment - Ethical and SRI
The Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP) has published the final segment of a four-part report assessing how the global pensions sector has responded to the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. The last part of the report reveals that just 1% of the assets managed by the world's 100 largest pension funds are invested in low-carbon solutions. It also finds that the vast majority of the world’s largest pension funds have no low-carbon asset allocation target and about one third of pension funds are measuring the carbon footprint of their investments.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Nov 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Nearly 90% of public pension savings exposed to global warming despite UN warning
Nearly 90% of public pension savings exposed to global warming despite UN warning
Asset Owners Disclosure Project
23 Oct 2018 United Kingdom Investment - Ethical and SRI, Investment - General, Investment - Management
According to research conducted by the Asset Owners Disclosure Project, only 13% of savings collectively managed by the world's 100 largest public pension funds have undergone formal assessment for exposure to climate-related risks. It is estimated that this leaves £7.5trn of savings unprotected from the economic risks associated with climate change and vulnerable to potential losses in the long term. The research also found that only 10% of the largest public pension funds have made formal pledges to align their priorities with the goals of the Paris Agreement, and that 85% of funds have no formal policy for excluding thermal coal.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Oct 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
16 Oct 2018 United Kingdom Administration, Brexit, Investment - Ethical and SRI, Trustees
Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This edition's questions include:
  • Are default decumulation pathways a good way to overcome retirement confusion?;
  • Has your pension scheme or a scheme you work with started contingency planning to assess the impact of a no-deal Brexit?;
  • Should financial services firms be required to disclose the potential effect of climate change on long-term investments, such as pensions?;
  • Are basis point charges still a legitimate way for trustees to assess investment management costs when appointing managers?; and
  • Should member-nominated trustees be paid?

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Oct 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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New research finds savers want pensions with strong environmental and social credentials
New research finds savers want pensions with strong environmental and social credentials
National Employment Savings Trust (NEST)
5 Oct 2018 United Kingdom Automatic Enrolment, Investment - Ethical and SRI, Savings
NEST Corporation has commissioned research that shows 73% of auto-enrolled savers want their pensions invested responsibly. Women are more likely than men to take account of environmental issues with 51% of women, as opposed to 43% of men, who say responsible investment matters a lot.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Oct 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
13 Sep 2018 United Kingdom Accounting, Administration, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Investment - Ethical and SRI, Master Trusts, Pension Protection Fund, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Surpluses and Deficits, Trustees
Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This edition's questions include:
  • Should the PPF cap be amended to ensure all members get at least 50% of the benefits promised?;
  • Is the regulator right to be taking a much tougher approach to smaller DB and DC schemes?;
  • How many DC master trusts does the UK need?;
  • Should detailed cost disclosure become mandatory for asset managers?;
  • The DWP has dropped plans to force schemes to publish statements on how they take members’ views on ESG issues into account. Is this right?;
  • Should DB sponsors disclose their pension liabilities in their accounts on an alternative basis to the accounting standard?; and
  • If trustees could do one single thing to improve the pension awareness of members, what do you think it should be?

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Sep 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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UK councils invest £9bn in fracking industry
UK councils invest £9bn in fracking industry
Fossil Free UK
3 Sep 2018 United Kingdom Investment - Ethical and SRI
Data issued by Platform London, 350.org and Friends of the Earth has revealed that UK councils have invested a total of £9,075,754,081 in companies involved in fracking through council pension funds. According to the data, the largest investments in the global fracking industry have been made by the Greater Manchester Pension Fund, which has made investments amounting to almost £1bn. This amount is almost double that invested by the West Yorkshire council pension fund, the next largest investor in fracking.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Sep 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pensions in a changing climate
Pensions in a changing climate
Asset Owners Disclosure Project
Sep 2018 United Kingdom Investment - Ethical and SRI
The Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP) has published the first segment of a four-part report assessing how the global pensions sector has responded to the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. The first part of the report looks at the performance of pension funds at an individual, national and regional level, and considers the influence of the debate on climate policy and action on geographic performance.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Sep 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pension Fund Indicators 2018
Pension Fund Indicators 2018
UBS Global Asset Management
Aug 2018 United Kingdom Investment - Ethical and SRI, Investment - General, Investment - Hedge Funds, Investment - Performance, Scheme Issues & Trends
UBS Global Asset Management has published the 2018 edition of its Pension Fund Indicators report, which examines investment data, covering the range of investment opportunities available to pension funds. The report shows that 88% of public sector employees were in a workplace pension scheme in 2016, compared to 60% for the private sector, although this is a material increase on the 2013 figure of 36%. The figures also show that DB pension schemes continue to dominate the public sector (94.1% of public sector employees with workplace pensions have a DB scheme) whereas in the private sector, pension schemes are mostly DC.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Aug 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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ClientEarth’s Climate Snapshot: A survey of UK attitudes towards climate change and its impacts
ClientEarth’s Climate Snapshot
ClientEarth
Aug 2018 United Kingdom Investment - Ethical and SRI
A ClientEarth survey has revealed that the British public wants urgent action on climate change, with 55% expecting their pension or investments to avoid fossil fuel projects that contribute to climate change. Figures also show that three-fifths of people would be interested in a pension fund or financial institution that considers climate change impacts of the companies it invests in.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Aug 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
21 Jun 2018 United Kingdom Administration, Pension Buy-out Companies, Investment - Ethical and SRI, Investment - General, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), Trustees
 Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This edition's questions include:
  • If UK pensions was playing in the World Cup, which team do you think it would be, how well would it perform and why?;
  • Do you prefer to receive trustee board meeting packs digitally or in print form?;
  • What do you find is the most frustrating thing about digital board packs?;
  • Do the DWP’s proposed regulatory changes for trustees’ ESG investment duties go far enough to remove barriers to social investment?;
  • The DWP wants trustees to publish a statement on the extent to which members’ views (both financial and nonfinancial) are taken into account in setting the investment strategy. Is this a good idea?; and
  • Are pension consolidation vehicles a good alternative to the insured buyout market?

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Jun 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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PensionBee research reveals attitudes to eco-conscious saving
PensionBee research reveals attitudes to eco-conscious saving
PensionBee
14 Jun 2018 United Kingdom Investment - Ethical and SRI
A survey by PensionBee has revealed an intergenerational divide in attitudes towards eco-friendly investing. According to the research, pension savers under the age of 30 are almost twice as likely to choose an eco-friendly option than those over the age of 50 (19% and 10% respectively).

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Jun 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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The Engagement Deficit: Ranking auto-enrolment pension providers on responsible investment and member communications & engagement
The Engagement Deficit
ShareAction
Jun 2018 United Kingdom Automatic Enrolment, Investment - Ethical and SRI
ShareAction has published a report which ranks auto-enrolment pension providers on responsible investment, as well as member communications and engagement. According to the report, six of the nine respondent providers have policies on investing in companies involved in the development, production, maintenance and trade of controversial weapons. However, only three of these policies exclude companies with links to chemical and biological weapons.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Jun 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
11 Apr 2018 United Kingdom Administration, Advisers, Investment - Ethical and SRI, Investment - General, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), Trustees
Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This edition's questions include:
  • Should pre-1997 pension benefits receive statutory protection against inflation?;
  • Do you think independent governance committees (IGCs) have improved value for money in contract-based pensions?;
  • IGCs may see their remit expanded to include reporting on social investing issues under the FCA’s plans. Do you think this should happen?;
  • Do you think mandatory disclosure rules, which came into effect for trust-based DC schemes last week, will result in clear information for members?; and
  • Should trustees be required to formally appoint a wealth manager to provide advice to members?

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Apr 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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