Published in IPE - 27 November 2019 by
The £4bn (€4.7bn) UK Power Networks Group of the Electricity Supply Pension Scheme (ESPS) has appointed BlackRock as fiduciary manager, following a competitive tender process run by IC Select.
Assessing your investment adviser has always been challenging! The CMA Orders demanding greater transparency of performance, fees and strategic investment objectives changes all that. Creation of a Balanced Scorecard to measure success and help judge value for money puts DB trustees in control. After all what gets measured, gets done!
You must set strategic objectives for your investment adviser before 10th December this year. If this is not done before 10th December 2019 then you will not be able to continue to receive investment advice from your investment adviser. This applies to both Defined Benefit (DB) and Defined Contribution (DC) arrangements and also applies to advice received as part of a fiduciary management or delegated investment mandates.
This article was published in Pensions Expert, by Angus Peters | October 2, 2019
Selecting a fiduciary manager is just like marriage: you want to take time to select the right partner. Trust comes from knowing people well and seeing them often. Much like selecting a partner for life, you want to know the whole family (firm), not just the edited bits online (the beauty parade that many rely on in selection).
The CMA Orders require trustee boards of pension schemes to set clear strategic objectives by 10th December 2019. If this is not done the trustees cannot take advice from their investment adviser. Trustees need to act now – time is running out!