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Master trusts lead the way on quality

New research shows that nine out of ten master trusts and 86% of large defined contribution (DC) pension schemes have reviewed their governance processes against The Pension Regulator’s quality features

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Value hard to find in secondary annuity market, says NAPF

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) published its response to HM Treasury’s consultation Creating a Secondary Annuity Market. In its response, the NAPF expresses concern that the creation of

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Workforce-sized hole in corporate reporting says NAPF

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) last Thursday published a new discussion paper, Where’s the workforce in corporate reporting?, highlighting the lack of reporting by companies on how they

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£1bn withdrawn from pension pots since April

If you are covering the Chancellor, George Osborne’s comment in response to questions in the House of Commons earlier today that over £1bn has been withdrawn from pension funds since

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ESAS consult on margin requirements for non-centrally cleared derivatives

The European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) launched a second consultation​ on draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) outlining the framework of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). This second consultation document is

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Kevin LeGrand announced as new PMI President

The Pensions Management Institute (PMI) announced that Kevin LeGrand has been elected as its new President. Kevin will take over from the current President Paul Couchman at the PMI’s Annual

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DC schemes asked to confirm compliance with charge controls

Trustees and managers of occupational defined contribution (DC) pension schemes will be asked to confirm whether or not they comply with new charge controls in their scheme return to The

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LESLEY WILLIAMS, GROUP PENSIONS DIRECTOR AT WHITBREAD, TO BECOME NEXT NAPF CHAIR

Lesley Williams will become the next Chair of the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF), the UK’s leading voice of workplace pensions. The incoming Chair will succeed Ruston Smith, whose

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EIOPA updates on the major risks to financial stability

​EIOPA has published its Financial Stability Report May 2015 EIOPA observes that the risks identified in the previous Report (December 2014) remain broadly unchanged:  a weak macroeconomic environment,  protracted low

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Contribution notice issued in Carrington Wire case

The Pensions Regulator has published a report detailing its investigation into the Carrington Wire Defined Benefit Pension Scheme, leading to a decision to issue a £382,000 contribution notice against an