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Pension Schemes Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 18: Investment powers: duty of care

This section provides a power to make regulations to ensure that trustees or managers of schemes which contain collective benefits, and those who have had investment functions delegated to them, cannot be excluded from liability when exercising their investment functions involving collective benefit investments.  This requirement will help to ensure that those responsible for collective benefit investments cannot avoid their duty of care in respect of how they manage the funds, in turn helping to ensure the funds are properly managed and providing a safeguard for members.  This section allows current restrictions that apply under Article 33 of the 1995 Order to trustees of trust based occupational schemes in relation to investment functions to similarly apply in relation to those running schemes which offer collective benefits.

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