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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
19 Jun 2019 United Kingdom Equality, Investment - Ethical and SRI, Investment - General, Legislation, 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 more schemes follow NEST’s decision to divest from tobacco?;
  • Do you think there will be a pensions bill this year?;
  • Should GMP working groups have more of a focus on schemes that have completed buyouts?;
  • Are the current standards of professional trustees high, adequate or low?; and
  • Do you believe the upcoming professional trustee accreditation process is too tough, about right or too low?

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 2019 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
5 Jun 2019 United Kingdom Automatic Enrolment, Equality, Investment - Ethical and SRI, Investment - General
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:
  • Housing secretary, James Brokenshire, has suggested people should be able to use their pension to purchase a house. Do you agree?;
  • Should new mums be given a £2,000 pension top up to help close the gender pensions gap?;
  • Should total minimum contributions be increased to 12% for middle earners but remain at 8% for lower earners?;
  • Should asset managers disclose engagement policies for investee companies to improve stewardship, transparency and stakeholder relationships?; and
  • Has your pension scheme(s), or scheme(s) you work with, amended its statement of investment principles to comply with the ESG disclosure regulations coming into force in October?

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 2019 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
29 May 2019 United Kingdom Collective Defined Contribution (CDC) schemes, Investment - Ethical and SRI, Investment - General, Master Trusts, 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:
  • Pension schemes have been urged to divest from ‘risky’ fossil fuel assets in a parliamentary debate led by Sir Ed Davey. Do you agree?;
  • Do you agree that bosses who risk employees’ pensions should face personal punishment?;
  • The People’s Pension has said the FCA should introduce an investment pathway charge cap. Do you agree?;
  • Should trustees be allowed to serve on multiple master trust boards?; and
  • Should master trusts follow Royal Mail’s lead to offer CDC 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 >> May 2019 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
8 May 2019 United Kingdom Administration, Equality, Investment - Ethical and SRI, Longevity, Pension Reform
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:
  • Does environmental, social and governance investing have a branding problem?;
  • Are pension providers meeting the changing needs across different age groups?;
  • Who has the main responsibility for addressing intergenerational issues in pensions?;
  • As Guy Opperman becomes the second longest serving pensions minister, what has been his most effective reform instigated while in office?; and
  • Should schemes be required to reduce the length of their annual statements to members to a maximum of two pages?

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 >> May 2019 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
24 Apr 2019 United Kingdom Annuities and Income Drawdown, Automatic Enrolment, Investment - Ethical and SRI, Master Trusts, 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:
  • The Government spent £800,000 on the Gogglebox series of auto-enrolment adverts. Do you think this represents good value for money?;
  • Should the minimum number of trustees on master trust boards be increased from three to five given their increasing scale?;
  • Do you agree with CMA proposals for audit and consultancy businesses to be legally separated?;
  • Should IGC remits be expanded to include assessment of providers’ drawdown facilities?; and
  • Do very mature schemes close to buying out need to worry about ESG risk?

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 2019 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
17 Apr 2019 United Kingdom Equality, Investment - Ethical and SRI, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), Taxation
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 lifetime allowance be scrapped and replaced with a lower annual allowance? If so, please specify what you believe the lower allowance should be;
  • Is divestment or engagement best when trying to force investee companies to change behaviours in relation to ESG issues?;
  • Are schemes doing enough to report the impact of transaction costs on DC members’ pots?;
  • Is the industry doing enough to support getting more women into senior roles?; and
  • Do you agree with FCA proposals to extend ESG reporting duties to IGCs?

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 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Responsible Investment in LGPS
Responsible Investment in LGPS
ShareAction and UNISON
Apr 2019 United Kingdom Investment - Ethical and SRI, Local Government
ShareAction and UNISON have published research and a review of local government pension scheme (LGPS) investment strategy statements in England and Wales. According to the report, most of the LGPS funds are still developing their approaches to integrating issues such as climate change or workers' rights into their public investment policies. Climate change has been recognised as a material risk by just 29 funds (32%), while only three funds (2%) had progressed disclosure across the key ESG issues.

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 2019 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
20 Feb 2019 United Kingdom Pensions Dashboard, Executive Pensions, Investment - Ethical and SRI, Pension Reform
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 CEOs have to pay into the same staff DB scheme as their workers rather than their own executive pension?;
  • Should compulsion to provide data to the dashboard be phased in in a similar way to AE with employers?;
  • Do you think conversion of GMPs into ordinary pension benefits will become the most attractive way of equalising GMPs?;
  • Should members of collective DC schemes be allowed to transfer out under Freedom and Choice at the decumulation stage?; and
  • If you had a pensions ‘hero’ who would it 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 >> Feb 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Will Employees Benefit? Protecting Corporate Pensions Against Climate Change
Will Employees Benefit? Protecting Corporate Pensions Against Climate Change
ShareAction
12 Feb 2019 United Kingdom Investment - Ethical and SRI, Scheme Issues & Trends
ShareAction has published research that shows FTSE 100 pension schemes in the UK leave staff savings exposed to climate-related financial risks. Of the 25 schemes surveyed, only HSBC Bank Pension Scheme and the RBS Retirement Savings Plan have changed their default investment strategies to reduce the climate risks faced by staff pensions.

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 >> Feb 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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The green investor: why institutional investing holds the key to a renewable energy future
The green investor: why institutional investing holds the key to a renewable energy future
Octopus Group
11 Feb 2019 WORLDWIDE Investment - Ethical and SRI
The Octopus Group has published its first Renewable Energy Investment report, titled "The green investor: why institutional investing holds the key to a renewable future". In the report, the Octopus Group analyses what drives institutional investors including pension funds to make investments in renewable energy, and identifies the "roadblocks" that prevent them from making further investments in the sector. According to the research, institutional investors are looking to increase their investment allocations in renewable energy markets. Nearly half of the 67% surveyed that are already invested in the sector are looking to increase the size of their investments by up to 10% over the next five years, with pension funds planning to increase their allocations from 4.8% to 7.8%.

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 >> Feb 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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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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