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LV= names new leaders of protection and retirement solutions and heritage

Insurer LV= has appointed new leaders of its protection and retirement solutions and heritage businesses. Debbie Kennedy has been put in charge of protection at LV=, while Clive Bolton takes

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XPS survey reveals pension fund manager attitude to climate change

Eight out 10 fund managers believe that pension schemes should positively influence climate change, according to XPS Pensions Group. XPS revealed the findings after meeting 90 fund managers to discuss

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Aon welcomes auto-enrolment increases

Aon has noted and welcomed the increases to the legal minimum workplace pension contribution rates that took effect in the UK from 6 April. Minimum pension contributions increased to 5%

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Mercer makes appointments following JLT acquisition

Mercer has announced a series of appointments following the acquisition of JLT. Mercer’s parent company, Marsh & McLennan Companies, agreed to acquire JLT late last year. The new appointments span

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Costas Yiasoumi joins UK pension de-risking team at Willis Towers Watson

Willis Towers Watson has appointed Costas Yiasoumi as a senior director in its UK pension de-risking transaction business. Yiasoumi, who is well-known in the pension de-risking market, has spent more

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UK government presses ahead with pensions dashboards

A long-awaited feasibility report into pensions dashboards and proposals for implementation have finally been released. New free, user-friendly pensions dashboards would allow savers to access their information from most pension

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Mercer puts Benoit Hudon in charge of UK wealth

Pensions consultancy firm Mercer has appointed Benoit Hudon as its new head of wealth in the UK. In his new role, Hudon will be responsible for the implementation and delivery

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Aon comes to the aid of the AA in bulk annuity purchase

Aon has advised the AA’s pension scheme on its first bulk annuity purchase. The AA Pension Scheme is undertaking a gradual de-risking programme. As part of this approach, it has

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B&CE brings in Redbond as IT director

B&CE, provider of The People’s Pension, has appointed David Redbond as its new director of IT. Redbond joins B&CE with a wealth of experience, having worked in a number of

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TPR uses new enforcement powers for first time

Fraudsters, poorly performing trustees and rogue employers are being tackled through the use of a wider range of The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) powers. TPR’s latest quarterly compliance and enforcement bulletin