The Royal County of Berkshire Pension Fund is reevaluating the structure of its absolute return portfolio following the failure to achieve its benchmark target.
The Scottish Public Pensions Agency has initiated a project to benchmark its member data against quality criteria set out by the Pensions Regulator, to find more cost-effective ways of improving data accuracy.
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Kenwake Pension Scheme has launched online face-to-face video support to make communication with its members more accessible and convenient.
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority is close to recouping the £1m it spent merging two schemes into the Combined Nuclear Pension Plan in a bid to save on administration and advisory costs.
Greater Manchester Pension Fund plans to outsource the management of its property portfolio in order to hit its 10 per cent asset allocation target, in a review of its external management arrangements.
Avon Pension Fund has implemented a new software system to gather member information from employers in order to reduce the risk of errors, as it moves to fully electronic reporting.
Tyne and Wear Pension Fund has considered changing the way it sets the discount rate used to calculate its liabilities, to prevent its funding level falling and large increases in employer contributions.
A social care provider is temporarily rolling its cash-in-lieu-of-pension contribution into its auto-enrolment structure, so employees will not have to pay anything in until 2018.
The Pension Protection Fund has targeted a broader range of sophisticated fixed income assets while maintaining a liability-driven investment strategy in order to reduce the fund’s overall risk.