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PLSA Investment Conference tackles big risks and sin stocks

Pension schemes across the country are attempting to become self-sufficient as funding crises threaten to strike those offering defined benefits, heard attendees of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA)

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Chris Fagan joins Muse Advisory as an associate director

Muse Advisory, the independent pensions management consultancy, has appointed Chris Fagan as an associate director. Fagan was an investment director in Willis Towers Watson’s fiduciary management team, having previously been

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Academic staff strike over USS changes

Two days of strikes over plans to end the defined benefit element of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) began today, affecting more than one million students at more than 60 higher

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Greater Manchester Pension Fund names first female chair

The Greater Manchester Pension Fund has named its first ever female chair. Councillor Brenda Warrington was appointed to the role on 31 January, following the death of Kieran Quinn, who

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PLSA: Majority of adults want scam protection

New research from the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has found that approximately 80% of adults think there should be stricter rules and checks to protect against scams. The

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Pension cold calling ban coming sooner than expected

The UK government has accepted calls to introduce a new clause in the Financial Guidance and Claims Bill and new regulation that will bring a ban on pension cold calling into

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FCA seeks views on non-workplace pensions

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is seeking views on the market for non-workplace pensions in a bid to find out whether it is sufficiently competitive. Non-workplace pensions represent around £400 billion

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Carillion tried to ‘wriggle’ out of pension commitments

Collapsed outsourcing company Carillion had been trying to ‘wriggle’ out its pension commitments for the past 10 years, the MP leading an inquiry into its insolvency has said. Frank Field

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Universities to be hit with 14 strike days over USS

UK universities face an initial 14 days of escalating strike action if a row over changes to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) is not resolved. Sixty-one universities would be hit

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Link Asset Services to run Welsh council pension investments

The Wales Pension Partnership (WPP) has mandated Link Asset Services to establish and run a collective investment vehicle for the sole use of the eight local authority pension funds in