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DC focus must ‘fundamentally shift’ from costs to value in 2022

Podcasts

Podcast: Darren Philp, director of policy and communication at Smart Pension, and Mike Ambery, partner at Hymans Robertson, discuss the defined contribution outlook, expanding auto-enrolment, and reforming Solvency II.

How to bridge the pensions gap

Joanne Segars

Video: Joanne Segars, chair of Now Pensions’ trustee board, discusses the conclusions of a new report into the UK’s ‘underpensioned’ populations produced by the master trust and the Pensions Policy Institute, potential policy changes, and what trustees can do to help their members.

Solving the UK’s ‘underpensioned’ problem

Podcasts

Podcast: Now Pensions’ Samantha Gould and Pensions Policy Institute’s Lauren Wilkinson talk us through the findings of a recent research report into the UK’s ‘underpensioned’ problem, and the policy initiatives that could help bridge the gaps.

Fiduciary trumps politics if divesting from ‘illegal Israeli settlements’

Podcasts

Podcast: Richard Butcher, managing director of PTL, and Ian Neale, Aries Insight co-founder, discuss Local Government Pension Schemes’ Israeli investments, defined benefit funding and ageing populations.

McCloud costs dispute could damage members’ morale

Podcasts

Podcast: Hymans Robertson partner Michael Ambery and Quietroom co-founder Mark Scantlebury discuss McCloud, the statements season, and the evolution of member communications.

COP26: Key messages for trustees

Will Martindale

Video: As the ink dries on a landmark climate change deal struck between world leaders at COP26, Cardano’s group head of sustainability Will Martindale talks through the key events and outcomes of the conference that pension scheme trustees should be aware of.

Schemes’ trustees cannot ignore social factors risks

Podcasts

Podcast: Stefan Lundbergh, director at Cardano, and John Howchin, secretary-general of the Council on Ethics for Sweden’s national pension funds, discuss why socially aware investing is so important for pension funds of all sizes — and how trustees can go about taking action.

Mandating net zero could ‘cut straight through’ fiduciary duties

Podcasts

Podcast: Stuart O’Brien, partner at Sackers, and Gareth Stears, pensions technical consultant at Aries Insight, discuss ESG and net zero, social housing, and the Pensions Regulator’s controversial criminal powers.

How to incorporate ESG into manager research

Ben Cooper

Video: Ben Cooper, head of manager research at Cardano, explains how to make sure external managers meet sustainability requirements, how easy it is to get information from third parties, and what questions trustees should be asking during the manager appointment process.

Understanding green and sustainable bonds

Podcasts

Podcast: Arthur Leijgraaff, senior treasury officer at the Dutch development bank FMO, and Rik Klerkx, senior portfolio manager at Cardano, explain what goes into a green bond issuance, and what trustees need to ask of their asset managers and issuers.