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“£30bn is a lot of money, but, in the grand scheme of things, it’s not a huge sum of money.”

“£30bn is a lot of money, but, in the grand scheme of things, it’s not a huge sum of money.”

Mark Mansley, chief investment officer of Brunel Pension Partnership, discusses the challenges of dealing with the regulator, negotiating change at company level and how the pool intends to punch above its weight as a shareholder.

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Ageing populations are putting pressure on pension schemes, but they are also creating opportunities.

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