In brief

  • April, 2017

    PLSA launches pensions diversity initiative

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    The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has launched a campaign for greater diversity on pension fund trustee board, under the title “Breaking the Mirror Image”. The PLSA said that a variety of studies has shown that having a broad range of experience and perspectives can help trustee boards avoid “group think”, or a herding mentality ...

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  • April, 2017

    Lifetime ISAs could transform workplace savings

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    A survey has found that 70% of large employers are looking at offering staff a Lifetime ISA (LISA) or Workplace ISA (WISA) within the next five years. In addition, 50% of employers surveyed expect that they will let employees exchange part of employer pension contributions for cash which employees can save in a different savings vehicle, or use for other ...

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  • April, 2017

    How Brexit could impact institutional portfolios

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    The impact of Brexit on typical institutional investors’ portfolios could vary widely, depending on the nature of the deal reached by the UK and the European Union (EU). This is the conclusion of analysis by research and index provider MSCI, which looked at three possible scenarios, ranging from a smooth Brexit, with trade deals negotiated by the UK, to a ...

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  • April, 2017

    French presidential race provides positives for managers

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    Asset managers have generally reacted positively to the results for the first round of the French elections, with Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen going forward to the second round on May 7th. Fathom Consulting also pointed out that the final opinion polls did a good job of predicting the results. The success of Macron, who is ahead in the polls to win ...

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  • April, 2017

    Next government must tackle pension and welfare issues

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    The next government needs to tackle pension and social care issues, according to leading pension policy experts. Former minister and pensions campaigner, Baroness Altmann, outlined a six-point reform plan, including a call for a radical overhaul of social care. “It is absolutely vital that the government finally addresses the ongoing and worsening crisis ...

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  • April, 2017

    Pension experts welcome independent review on retirementand pensions

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    Pension policy experts have generally welcomed the independent Cridland Review on retirement and pensions policy-making as life expectancy increases. Director of long-term savings and protection policy for the Association of British Insurers, Yvonne Braun, commented: “Our society has to adjust to the fact that people are, on average, living much longer, ...

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