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West Midlland Pension Fund’s Jill Davys: “I am reluctant to overpay for assets”

West Midlland Pension Fund’s Jill Davys: “I am reluctant to overpay for assets”

A month after the local government pension scheme pool for the Midlands was launched, West Midlands Pension Fund assistant director of investments and finance Jill Davys tells portfolio institutional about the first month as a pool, costs, infrastructure, climate change and emerging market debt.

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TPR fines Smart Pension trustee

TPR fines Smart Pension trustee

The trustee of Smart Pension, which is in charge of the autoenrollment.co.uk master trust, has been hit with a £15.000 fine for failing to report delays in employer contributions, The Pensions Regulator revealed.

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Bankers’ pensions are back in black

Bankers’ pensions are back in black

Stock markets reaching record highs, improving gilt yields and further contributions from sponsors pushed the retirement schemes of the UK’s largest banks into the black last year.

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Scheme members want ESG transparency

Scheme members want ESG transparency

Industry groups have welcomed the latest guidance by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), which encourages trustees to be more transparent about ESG criteria in their investment decisions.

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TPR suspends pension liberation scam trustee

TPR suspends pension liberation scam trustee

The Pensions Regulator has suspended Gordon Craig, a trustee for IFA firm Optimum Retirement Benefit Plans, following a police investigation into a £13.4m pension liberation scam.

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Climate change: Beliefs no longer matter

Climate change: Beliefs no longer matter

Emma Cusworth

Whether you believe in climate change or not, Emma Cusworth explains that investors can no longer ignore its impact on portfolios.

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DC: A cuckoo not a phoenix

DC: A cuckoo not a phoenix

Con Keating

Con Keating looks at the benefits of a collective rather than individual approach to pension schemes.

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Look after your staff and they will look after your business

Look after your staff and they will look after your business

Luke Hildyard

As investors, pension funds need better information about the key drivers of long-term performance of the companies they invest in – and an $8trn coalition of investors say this includes detailed information about the people that work for those companies.

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Attractive REITs market can overcome rate hike misconception

Attractive REITs market can overcome rate hike misconception

Rogier Quirijns

There is a popular investor assumption that REITs, like other yield-based assets, underperform wider equity markets in periods of interest rate increases. However, this is largely a myth.

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The case for CDC

The case for CDC

Con Keating

This month Con Keating puts collective defined contribution schemes under the microscope

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Friday View

How investor action helps cut CO2 emissions