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PASA publishes GMP Equalisation Group Guidance on Conversion

PASA publishes GMP Equalisation Group Guidance on Conversion

The cross-industry GMP Equalisation Working Group, chaired by the Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA), has published its GMP Conversion Guidance. The Guidance provides examples of how GMP conversion is being used by early adopters, explaining the issues they faced, how they addressed them and how simplification can be achieved without, in many cases, a significant impact on members.

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The rise and rise of private debt

The rise and rise of private debt

By Vic Leverett, head of Alternative Investments at Russell Investments – Since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), private debt has received increased attention and growth for a variety of reasons. These have included the ongoing low interest rate environment, elevated equity valuations, the diversification benefits and higher yield potential offered by private debt. The case for private debt appears to be a strong for investors with long-term investment horizons and higher risk tolerances. 

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New TPR code of practice brings long-overdue focus to scheme governance and administration

New TPR code of practice brings long-overdue focus to scheme governance and administration

Ahead of the close of TPR's consultation (on Wednesday 26 May) on a new single code of practice for pension schemes, Jay Solanki, Head of Governance at Premier, says TPR’s focus on governance and administration is overdue, but it’s unclear how much the new code will change practice on the ground.