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Hymans Robertson appoints Alistair Russell-Smith as head of corporate defined benefit practice

Pensions and risk consultancy Hymans Robertson has named Alistair Russell-Smith as head of its corporate defined benefit practice. Russell-Smith, who joined Hymans Robertson in 2000, has been a partner for

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FTSE 100 defined benefit pension schemes enjoy deficit drop

Favourable market conditions and significant sponsor contributions helped drive a 32% reduction in the estimated FTSE 100 defined benefit pension scheme deficit over the year to the end of June

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JLT Employee Benefits rolls out buyout comparison service

JLT Employee Benefits has launched a new buyout comparison service and monitoring tool that allows companies and trustees to receive regular bulk annuity quotations from insurers in the marketplace. The

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DWP issues defined benefit whitepaper

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) issued its whitepaper on defined benefit pension schemes yesterday. Recommendations centered on protecting pension pots from the kind of situations that struck Carillion

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Defined benefit pensions review could propose penalties for company bosses

Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans to crack down on reckless behaviour that puts defined benefit pensions at risk are “essential” to scheme security, the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA)

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University strikes remain on as UCU rejects proposals

The University and College Union (UCU) has rejected a proposal drawn up at talks with Universities UK to end the university pensions strike. UCU representatives met with Universities UK on

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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