New IC Select Assessment Service Puts Trustees in the Driving Seat

Edinburgh, 3 December 2019IC Select service to empower trustees ahead of CMA Orders December 10 deadline

IC Select, the investment advisory specialists, has launched a new service that will for the first time allow trustees to measure the success of their investment advisors.

Investments: the poor cousin

Published by Professional Pensions - 2nd of December 2019

Trustees need to increase their focus on investments and demand more from their advisers, argues Donny Hay.

UK electricity scheme picks BlackRock as fiduciary

Published in IPE - 27 November 2019 by Venilia Amorim

The £4bn (€4.7bn) UK Power Networks Group of the Electricity Supply Pension Scheme (ESPS) has appointed BlackRock as fiduciary manager, following a competitive tender process run by IC Select.

CMA order: Are trustees equipped to assess investment consultants?

Assessing your investment adviser has always been challenging! The CMA Orders demanding greater transparency of performance, fees and strategic investment objectives changes all that.  Creation of a Balanced Scorecard to measure success and help judge value for money puts DB trustees in control. After all what gets measured, gets done!

Setting Strategic Investment Objectives for your adviser (by 10th December 2019)

You must set strategic objectives for your investment adviser before 10th December this year.  If this is not done before 10th December 2019 then you will not be able to continue to receive investment advice from your investment adviser.  This applies to both Defined Benefit (DB) and Defined Contribution (DC) arrangements and also applies to advice received as part of a fiduciary management or delegated investment mandates.