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Good Governance for Pension Schemes

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  • Date Published: December 2011
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  • isbn: 9781139098083

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  • Regulatory and market developments have transformed the way in which UK private sector pension schemes operate. This has increased demands on trustees and advisors and the trusteeship governance model must evolve in order to remain fit for purpose. This volume brings together leading practitioners to provide an overview of what today constitutes good governance for pension schemes, from both a legal and a practical perspective. It provides the reader with an appreciation of the distinctive characteristics of UK occupational pension schemes, how they sit within the capital markets and their social and fiduciary responsibilities. Providing a holistic analysis of pension risk, both from the trustee and the corporate perspective, the essays cover the crucial role of the employer covenant, financing and investment risk, developments in longevity risk hedging and insurance de-risking, and best practice scheme administration.

    • Contributions by leading authors give access to cutting-edge ideas
    • Wide range of topics makes this useful for all those with responsibilities for pension provision or advice
    • Examines various aspects of the management of pension funds specifically from a governance perspective
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    '… this scholarly contribution merits a place on the desk of everyone working in the field of pension governance today.' Lord Hutton of Furness, Financial Times

    '… this scholarly contribution merits a place on the desk of everyone working in the field of pension governance today.' Financial Times

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    • Date Published: December 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781139098083
    • contains: 31 b/w illus. 16 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Regulatory and supervisory context for occupational pension provision
    3. Pension funds and the capital markets
    4. Social responsibility and fiduciary duties of trustees
    5. Good trusteeship
    6. Conflicts of interest
    7. Pension schemes and employment
    8. Employer support and the development of the sponsor covenant concept
    9. Establishing the funding requirements of pension schemes
    10. Effective oversight of pension administration
    11. Investment governance of defined benefit pension funds
    12. Hedging investment risk
    13. Managing longevity risk
    14. The role of insurance in the occupational pensions market
    15. Pension risk from a corporate perspective
    16. Investment management of defined contribution schemes
    17. Effective investment governance in defined contribution schemes
    18. Inside pension scheme governance.

  • Authors

    Paul Thornton
    Paul Thornton is responsible for the Pensions Advisory team at Gazelle Corporate Finance Ltd and has been involved with a number of Gazelle's major clients. In 2007 he led an independent review of pensions institutions for the Department of Work and Pensions.

    Donald Fleming
    Donald Fleming joined Gazelle Corporate Finance Ltd in 2005 to launch its Pensions Advisory business. He has also worked as a corporate financier at Cazenove and Co. (latterly JPMorgan Cazenove) and practised as a banking lawyer with Clifford Chance, specialising in securitisation.

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