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?
One of the keys to good governance is ensuring adequate Trustee knowledge, training and performance evaluation.
All the Trustee Directors currently have the skills and knowledge necessary to carry out their role effectively. New Trustee directors complete a self-assessment questionnaire to identify their training needs. Suitable initial and ongoing training is then provided. All Trustee Directors are asked annually (at least) to identify their further training needs.
The Chairman of the Trustee Board, supported by the Secretary to the Trustee, is responsible for a formal and rigorous annual appraisal of the Trustee Directors. This includes an assessment of their competence in the various areas of trusteeship, and the need for further training.
The Chairman of the Trustee Board is responsible for ensuring that Trustee Directors taking investment decisions are familiar with the issues involved and are able to evaluate critically any advice received. The Trustee applies the Myners Principles, but has taken a deliberate decision that strategic investment issues should be considered by the Trustee body as a whole, and not by a subcommittee. The Trustee Directors believe that investment strategy (as opposed to day-to-day) decisions should be considered by the full Trustee body. Investment Committee considers more detailed and tactical issues. A sub-committee with appropriate expertise may be appointed from time to time for specific projects.
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For members who joined the Scheme before 1 December 1971
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For members who joined the Scheme on or from 1 April 1986 but before the Scheme closed on 31 March 2001