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ECJ ruling is ‘defeat for Ryanair and victory for workers’ rights’

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and ETF (European Transport Workers’ Federation) have welcomed a ruling today by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) as a major defeat for Ryanair on workers’ rights.

How DC growth is reshaping asset management

The rise of defined contribution (DC) and auto-enrolment is blurring the lines between institutional and retail investors, according to the Investment Association (IA).

Brunel pool to invest £5bn in private markets as it seeks head of asset class

Brunel Pension Partnership (BPP) is looking for a head of private markets to directly invest the pool in real estate, infrastructure, private equity, and debt.

Unprofessional Pensions: Why Investment Consultant CMA referral is good news for our industry

LCP's Philip Boyle explains why he believes the CMA review will help set the investment consultancy market free

Lack of transparency in pension fund investments will 'lead to civil unrest'

The combination of lack of trust, poor transparency, and inadequate retirement funds will cause "civil unrest" in the next few decades, Andy Agathangelou warns.

Big investors take aim at banks over climate change risk

Investment managers write to chief executives about compliance with Paris accord

Big investors to put more money into tackling climate change

Investors are frustrated about ‘inadequate’ disclosure from companies, survey says

Investment consultants to face competition probe

FCA acts on concerns over industry advising on £1.6tn of pension and insurance assets

DWP hints at ramping up cost disclosure in DC; plans to consult

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) wants to improve the disclosure of costs and charges to defined contribution (DC) members and will consult on this in the future, policy manager David Farrar says.

CWU to hold strike ballot over Royal Mail pension plans

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) will ballot its members on strike action over Royal Mail's plans to close its defined benefit (DB) scheme.

Royal London commits to LGPS transparency code

Royal London Asset Management (RLAM) has become the latest asset manager to sign up to the £217bn Local Government Pension Scheme's (LGPS) code of transparency.

FCA confirms membership of cost disclosure working group

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has confirmed the 20 members and four observer organisations of its Institutional Disclosure Working Group.

McClymont becomes deputy co-chairman of FCA disclosure group and new PQM chief

Gregg McClymont has been appointed to senior positions at the Pensions Quality Mark (PQM) and the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) working group on institutional transaction costs.

Red hot competition for private equity deals will hit returns

Record sums are flowing into buyout funds, but doubts emerge about performance

Best-known high yield funds ‘disappoint’ - Underwhelming returns are blamed on fees

The world’s two largest high yield corporate bond ETFs mark their 10th anniversary this year — yet both face questions over whether they have provided investors with the performance they promised.

The ethical investment boom

Will investor moves into funds that uphold ‘environmental, social and governance’ standards really pay off?

New EU rules are great news for pension funds and retail investors

Mifid II will deliver long-overdue value for money

Pension funds should review contracts with investment advisers

Raj Mody says now is a good time to review and update contract terms in light of the FCA's study

Pension funds need to look beyond ESG fund ratings

Pension schemes should not rely solely on the performance of investment funds in third-party ratings which aim to quantify their sustainability

Consolidation of Dutch Pension Funds Continues

Consolidation of the Netherlands’ pension funds is to continue, according to the country’s regulator, with the number of schemes forecast to drop to just over 200

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