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Simeon Willis joins Xafinity Punter Southall as chief investment officer

Pensions consultancy Xafinity Punter Southall has appointed Simeon Willis as chief investment officer. He joins from KPMG where he was a director and head of investment strategy. Willis will be

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Royal London: Pension tax system requires overhaul

Royal London director of policy Steve Webb has called for reform to the way pension withdrawals are taxed, as new HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) figures reveal that tax over-payments

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Brunel Pension Partnership appoints LGIM as fund manager

Brunel Pension Partnership has appointed Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) as its first fund manager following a tender process on its passive equity portfolio. The mandate is expected to

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Law firm-backed group claim over university strikes attracts 1,000 students

More than 1,000 students have joined a group action that is seeking compensation for teaching time lost as a result of strike action at universities over changes to the pension

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SPP elects Paul McGlone as new president

Aon Hewitt partner Paul McGlone has been elected as the new president of the Society of Pension Professionals (SPP). McGlone’s two-year term at the SPP takes effect from 1 June

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Climate change risk ‘needs’ to be factored into pension scheme investment strategies

Pension trustees must incorporate climate change risk assessment into their investment strategies, a new report from Pinsent Masons and the University of Leeds has argued. The report, Managing Climate Risk

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Strikes over USS pension changes suspended

Planned strikes over changes to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) have been called off after members of the University and College Union (UCU) voted by two to one to accept

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Bentley workers consider strike action over pensions

Bentley Motors workers at the luxury car maker’s Crewe headquarters have backed industrial action in a consultative ballot over plans to close its defined benefit pension scheme, according to the

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Fast Pensions placed into provisional liquidation

Fast Pensions and five other companies involved in the operation of workplace pensions have been placed into provisional liquidation following a hearing at the High Court. The Insolvency Service sought

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Better investment and salary exchange can tackle cost of minimum contributions

The significant cost increases that will come from the rise in minimum contributions set to take place tomorrow can be mitigated through shifting pension schemes to improved investment arrangements and