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Engaging with fund managers to deliver better ESG outcomes
05 March 2021

Engaging with fund managers to deliver better ESG outcomes

Voting and engagement are crucial aspects of responsible ownership and valuable tools for encouraging companies to adopt better standards of corporate governance and management of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues. Here, River and Mercantile’s Ajeet Manjrekar explains how fiduciary managers can support trustees to meet their regulatory obligations by challenging and influencing underlying fund managers’ behaviour and policies.

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A woman’s place: boosting female labour- force participation to lift long-term economic growth
05 February 2021

A woman’s place: boosting female labour- force participation to lift long-term economic growth

The diversity and inclusion debate usually centres on the importance of social justice in the workplace and society. But there’s a powerful efficiency argument too. Increasing diversity and inclusivity in the workforce can lift incomes and growth. As well as boosting utilisation rates, it can improve productivity by making better use of human capital. In a world of ageing populations and sluggish labour productivity growth, corporate and government policy that promotes greater diversity and inclusion could provide a much-needed shot in the arm for the global economy.

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Long term funding: start with the end in mind
06 January 2021

Long term funding: start with the end in mind

As we emerge from a COVID world, setting long-term funding targets is a key 2021 focus for trustees. Galvanised by The Pensions Regulator (TPR)’s. new Defined Benefit (DB) funding code of practice, trustees and sponsors need to pay acute attention to the maturing status of their DB schemes. TPR expects trustees to determine a clear journey plan towards a lower risk position as they close in on their goal.

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Pension Scheme Reporting in the context of COVID-19
17 July 2020

Pension Scheme Reporting in the context of COVID-19

ICAS, ICAEW and PRAG have published new joint guidance on pension scheme reports and financial statements, and related matters in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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5 Golden rules for member engagement using technology
08 June 2020

5 Golden rules for member engagement using technology

These golden rules are intended to be the cornerstones in helping Master Trusts build better digital servicing for members.

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A time to take action
08 June 2020

A time to take action

“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” Theodore Roosevelt

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5 Golden rules for member engagement using technology
08 June 2020

5 Golden rules for member engagement using technology

These golden rules are intended to be the cornerstones in helping Master Trusts build better digital servicing for members.

Read more
A time to take action
08 June 2020

A time to take action

“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” Theodore Roosevelt

Read more
Pension Scheme Reporting in the context of COVID-19
17 July 2020

Pension Scheme Reporting in the context of COVID-19

ICAS, ICAEW and PRAG have published new joint guidance on pension scheme reports and financial statements, and related matters in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more
Long term funding: start with the end in mind
06 January 2021

Long term funding: start with the end in mind

As we emerge from a COVID world, setting long-term funding targets is a key 2021 focus for trustees. Galvanised by The Pensions Regulator (TPR)’s. new Defined Benefit (DB) funding code of practice, trustees and sponsors need to pay acute attention to the maturing status of their DB schemes. TPR expects trustees to determine a clear journey plan towards a lower risk position as they close in on their goal.

Read more
Engaging with fund managers to deliver better ESG outcomes
05 March 2021

Engaging with fund managers to deliver better ESG outcomes

Voting and engagement are crucial aspects of responsible ownership and valuable tools for encouraging companies to adopt better standards of corporate governance and management of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues. Here, River and Mercantile’s Ajeet Manjrekar explains how fiduciary managers can support trustees to meet their regulatory obligations by challenging and influencing underlying fund managers’ behaviour and policies.

Read more
A woman’s place: boosting female labour- force participation to lift long-term economic growth
05 February 2021

A woman’s place: boosting female labour- force participation to lift long-term economic growth

The diversity and inclusion debate usually centres on the importance of social justice in the workplace and society. But there’s a powerful efficiency argument too. Increasing diversity and inclusivity in the workforce can lift incomes and growth. As well as boosting utilisation rates, it can improve productivity by making better use of human capital. In a world of ageing populations and sluggish labour productivity growth, corporate and government policy that promotes greater diversity and inclusion could provide a much-needed shot in the arm for the global economy.

Read more