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Pensions investment newsletter collection

  • United Kingdom
  • Pensions

14-10-2022

Welcome to our collection of pensions investment newsletters.

Each newsletter provides a range of updates from our pensions investment team, helping trustees to anticipate and fulfil their ever-evolving investment obligations and requirements.

Click the below links which will take you to your preferred newsletter:


October 2022

Articles in this edition cover:

  • the DWP’s consultation on the new funding and investment regulation changes
  • points for trustees to consider when preparing TCFD reports and implementation statements
  • how the coming into effect of the regulations giving effect to the CMA Order will affect pension trustees
  • the DWP’s call for evidence in relation to taking into account social factors
  • the Taskforce on Nature Related Disclosures
  • the recent High Court ruling on the Government’s Net Zero Strategy

Read the October 2022 pensions investment newsletter


July 2022

Articles in this edition cover:
  • the DWP’s consultation response on its new stewardship reporting guidance and a new portfolio alignment metric for schemes required to produce TCFD reports
  • a summary of the Pensions Regulator’s position on pension scheme trustees investing in crypto currencies
  • the implications of the decision in the case of Butler-Sloss v Charity Commission for pension scheme trustees
  • a summary of the IIGCC’s Net Zero Stewardship Toolkit
  • the recommendations emerging from a net zero inquiry by the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association
  • the implications of the Solvency II reforms for pension scheme trustees
  • a scan of the investment horizon for the other items that should be on trustees’ investment committee agendas

Read the July 2022 pensions investment newsletter


October 2021

Articles in this edition cover:

  • why trustees need to take both investment and legal advice as part of the investment decision making process
  • a round up of developments in relation to climate change rules including consultations by the Government and the FCA
  • an update on the Association of Member Nominated Trustees’ “Red Line” voting policies
  • a look at whether failure to provide Sharia law compliant funds might be indirect discrimination
  • a look at how long term asset funds (LTAFs) might affect investment by DC pension schemes

Read the October 2021 pensions investment newsletter


May 2021

Articles in this edition cover:

  • recent developments in the ESG space including calls for evidence from the DWP and TPR’s own climate change strategy
  • the output of an industry discussion on climate change and how this could practically change the way pension schemes operate
  • the new Green Gilts proposals and how they might be structured
  • issues in connection with cannabis related investments for pension schemes
  • other topical matters

Read the May 2021 pensions investment newsletter


February 2021

Articles in this edition cover:

  • hot off the press – the DWP’s announcement on 26 January regarding the timing of its consultation
  • response and final regulations implementing the CMA Order
  • responses by The Pensions Regulator and the FCA on liquidity issues in property funds
  • the PLSA’s final recommendations on decumulation
  • an update on Brexit and the effect of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement
  • ISDA’s IBOR Fallback Protocol
  • the IA’s Principles for Remuneration for pension payments to executives
  • a further look at some alternative “end game” options for schemes

Read the February 2021 pensions investment newsletter


Autumn 2020

Articles in this edition cover:

  • mandatory governance and reporting standards being introduced based on the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures’ recommendations
  • the PLSA’s guidance on building a stewardship strategy and
  • implementation statements
  • the FCA’s consultation on transfer advice and what it may mean for pension scheme modellers
  • the obligations that all pension scheme trustees have to report compliance with the CMA Order
  • the Regulator’s interim guidance of DB superfunds

Read the Autumn 2020 pensions investment newsletter


Spring 2020

Articles in this edition cover:

  • a detailed look at SIP and ESG disclosure requirements including those in the Pension Schemes Bill
  • whether fund suspensions in the current environment could result in compliance headaches for trustees
  • what the EU’s designation of the Cayman Islands as a non-cooperative tax jurisdiction may mean for trustees
  • what SFTR reporting obligations means for pension schemes
  • an update on where we are with the CMA’s order on IC and FM services

Read the Spring 2020 pensions investment newsletter

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