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

    Oekom sees signs of progress on corporate responsibility

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    Corporate sustainability experts, Oekom Research, has found signs of overall improvement on corporate governance in its corporate responsibility review for 2017. Oekom said that a possible reason for the progress made, which it said is most notable among mid-rated businesses, is greater pressure for increased sustainability from several sources. The ...

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  • April, 2017

    Consultants to shift focus to fiduciary management

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    The leading investment consultants in the UK will increasingly concentrate on providing fiduciary management services, according to SEI. SEI said regulatory and commercial factors would propel investment consultants to shift to fiduciary management by 2022. As evidence, it cited a recent FCA report, which is now under consultation, which expressed ...

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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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