Perspectives: Diversity in pensions Ep2: In conversation with Tracy Blackwell, PIC

In this second episode in our series on diversity in pensions, Samantha Brown Head of Employment, Pensions and Incentives at Herbert Smith Freehills, is joined by Tracy Blackwell, CEO of Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) and they discuss: • the purpose of finance • the importance of businesses having a purpose and how this impacts on … Read more

Podcast: Pensions & ESG Ep3 – Responsible investment in practice

In the latest podcast in our series on Pensions and ESG Caroline Escott, Senior Investment Manager at RPMI Railpen discusses what it means to implement a responsible investment strategy in practice. In particular, Caroline shares: how her interest in responsible investment and stewardship began and her career journey to date how RPMI Railpen is preparing … Read more

Podcast: Pensions and ESG Ep2 – Implementing ESG in DC pensions

We are delighted to share the latest podcast in our series on ‘Pensions and ESG’, featuring Emma Douglas, Head of DC at Legal & General Investment Management. As policymakers, regulators and civil society groups increase the pressure on pension funds and asset managers to demonstrate that they are effectively managing environmental, social and governance risks, … Read more

Perspectives: Diversity in Pensions Ep1 – In conversation with Dana Grey, PPF

We are delighted to launch a new podcast series on diversity in pensions, in which we will hear from a range of participants on issues related to promoting diversity within the pensions and professional services industries. In our first episode, Samantha Brown, Head of Employment, Pensions and Incentives at Herbert Smith Freehills, is joined by … Read more

Podcast: Pensions Policy EP2 – What to expect in 2021?

We thought it would be helpful for our listeners if we considered some of the key pensions-related themes and risks that we expect to emerge in 2021. Therefore, in our latest pensions podcast Rachel Pinto and Michael Aherne from our UK pensions team discuss their predictions for 2021 relating to: the new offences and regulatory … Read more

Podcast: Pensions and ESG: Ep 1 – The evolving landscape

One year on from the introduction of new ESG requirements for UK pension schemes, we interview Ashley Hamilton-Claxton, Head of Responsible Investment at Royal London Asset Management, in our latest pensions podcast to find out what impact this is having on the way pension schemes and asset managers assess and manage ESG risks. We also … Read more

Podcast: GMP Equalisation EP1: What is GMP conversion and how does it work?

Listen to our latest pensions podcast as Tim Smith, Professional Support Lawyer at Herbert Smith Freehills, and John Cormell, Actuary and Head of GMP Equalisation at Barnett Waddingham, discuss the merits of using GMP conversion to equalise members’ benefits for the effect of Guaranteed Minimum Pensions (GMPs). In this podcast, Tim and John discuss: what GMP … Read more

Podcast: Pensions de-risking Ep3 – What is a ‘residual risks’ buyout and how should schemes prepare?

Listen to our latest podcast (11 mins) in which Ben Seth, Senior Associate, Pensions, Herbert Smith Freehills, and Rosie Fantom, Bulk Annuity Consultant, Barnett Waddingham: • explain what a “residual risks” buy-out (also known as an “all risks” buy-out) is • consider the circumstances in which trustees and sponsors may want to consider a residual … Read more