Federated Investors, Inc. to Acquire Majority Interest in London-based integrated ESG Manager Hermes Investment Management from BT Pension Scheme.
Further to our update in February, BT was granted permission to appeal the High Court judgment to the Court of Appeal.
BT has announced the closure of Section B and C of the Scheme to future accrual in early summer 2018, having reached an agreement with the Communication Workers Union and Prospect.
The 2018 Trustee newsletter is now available and can be found on the Useful documents page. Members will receive a copy in the post over the next few weeks.
Are you looking to make a change to your regular additional voluntary contribution (AVC) payments in this tax year?
The Trustee has a fiduciary responsibility to meet the Scheme's liabilities and as a long-term asset owner considers sustainable factors to improve long-term risk adjusted returns. The area of sustainability as defined by the Trustee covers long-term factors such as environmental, social and governance (ESG) and stewardship. For information about BTPS' Responsible Investment Policy please click here.
The importance of responsible investment is illustrated by the scheme being a founder signatory to the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment initiative (PRI). PRI provides a framework for investors to take ESG issues fully into account in their investment and ownership decisions and actions and the Trustee remains committed to its membership and active support of the organisation. Click here to view the BTPS’ PRI transparency report 2016.
The Trustee is also guided by the requirements of the Financial Reporting Council’s Stewardship Code for UK institutional investors. For further information click here.
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