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

Podcast: Pensions de-risking Ep2: Buy-outs and GMP equalisation

Listen to our latest pensions de-risking podcast (12 mins) as Rachel Pinto, Pensions Partner discusses the implications of GMP equalisation for pension scheme buy-outs with Uzma Nazir, Head of Origination Structuring, Pension Insurance Corporation. In the discussion, Uzma shares her views on: how buy-out insurers are approaching the issue of GMP equalisation how GMP equalisation … Read more