Claire Dimmock

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It’s Not All About Climate Change!

It’s Not All About Climate Change! On 1 October 2021, new regulations came into force requiring larger pension schemes (starting with occupational schemes that have £5 billion or more of assets, plus authorised master trusts) to put in place appropriate governance, reporting and publication arrangements in connection with climate-related risks and opportunities. It is unusual … Continue Reading

The Early Bird Catches The Worm

In October 2019 pension trustees’ investment duties were expanded. Further changes will take place from 1 October 2020, which will affect defined benefit (DB), defined contribution (DC) and hybrid pension schemes. In order to be in a position to comply with those duties, trustees will need to take action now. Trustees not only need to … Continue Reading

What do Antigua and Barbuda and pension trustees have in common? (And it’s got nothing to do with rum or pirates!)

9 December 2019 is an important date in each of their respective calendars, albeit for different reasons. 9 December is national heroes day in Antigua and Barbuda and it is also a date that should be of note for pension scheme trustees. Not only is it the eve of the coming into force of various … Continue Reading

Turkey and tinsel… and setting objectives for your investment consultants

The Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) has issued its final order in relation to its investigation into the investment consultancy and fiduciary management market. The order comes into effect in two parts. Most provisions are effective from 10 December 2019, giving trustees and managers time to prepare for the changes. The monitoring and compliance provisions … Continue Reading

It’s the summer holidays: delays on the roads, delays at the airport, delays on public transport (no change there, then!) and delays on pension transfers

Are pension transfer delays (and complaints about them) here to stay? In its 2016/17 annual report, the Pensions Ombudsman (PO) noted that there had been an increase in the number of complaints about pension transfers. In fact, complaints about transfers were the second most popular form of complaint, making up 10.5% of all new investigations … Continue Reading
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