Investments: the poor cousin

Published by Professional Pensions - 2nd of December 2019

Trustees need to increase their focus on investments and demand more from their advisers, argues Donny Hay.

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UK electricity scheme picks BlackRock as fiduciary

Published in IPE - 27 November 2019 by Venilia Amorim

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.

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CMA order: Are trustees equipped to assess investment consultants?

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!

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Setting Strategic Investment Objectives for your adviser (by 10th December 2019)

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.

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Site visits: Get to know a fiduciary manager before you tie the knot

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).

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