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Investment Pensions

DB scheme sponsors must prepare for the new funding regime – sooner rather than later

The funding regime for Defined Benefit (DB) pension schemes is changing and there are significant implications for the sponsors of those schemes. Make sure you engage with your trustees at an early stage to avo...

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Would a superfund be a “super” solution for your DB scheme?

Funding DB schemes is becoming ever more challenging Many employers with a defined benefit (DB) workplace pension scheme struggle to cope with the connected funding costs. Where the employer has chosen to maint...

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Investment Pensions

Coping with the new (ab)normals

In this surreal and unsettling world dominated by changes to cope with COVID-19, the term “new normal” has gained common usage. In so many ways the norms around the way the world operated before the virus struc...

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Investment Pensions

Becoming genuinely green

We are by now well used to news stories on climate change and its effects on weather and our environment. The growth in the number of severe weather events such as hurricanes, heavy rainfall and droughts, and t...

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Investment Pensions

The wider responsibilities of investors

Regulatory involvement with the stewardship of companies is not new. The widespread benefits of good corporate governance have long been recognised. So also have the temptations to relegate those wider benefits...

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Investment Pensions

Helping retirement planning

Ever since employers started moving away from defined benefit (DB) pension promises for their employees there have been challenges to ensure that people have sufficient income when they finally cease remunerate...

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Employee Benefits Investment Pensions

Black Friday deals with a difference

The term ‘Black Friday’ was coined in Philadelphia, United States, in the 1960s where the chaos of post-Thanksgiving traffic caused congestion and even violence in downtown shopping areas. Obviously the retaile...

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Investment Pensions

Broadstone completes the Group’s largest acquisition of 2019

Broadstone, one of the UK’s leading employee benefits and pensions consulting businesses, has announced the acquisition of Bristol-based BBS Consultants & Actuaries. Further strengthening its position in th...

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Teachers’ Pension Scheme – lessons learned in the first half of 2019

Since our last blog posting back in March, things have moved on considerably with regard to the participation of independent schools within the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS). We have had meetings with a ...