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Derivatives now 'made simple' for trustees and pensions managers

Derivatives now 'made simple' for trustees and pensions managers

07 December 2010

A new guide is being published today (Tuesday) by the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) to help pensions trustees and pensions managers understand derivatives.

The guide, Derivatives made simple, offers a comprehensive account of the different types of derivatives and the reasons for using them. It also sets out how pension schemes could use derivatives in their investment strategies.

The guide is sponsored by Legal & General Investment Management and is the latest addition to the NAPF’s well-known made simple series.

Joanne Segars, Chief Executive of the NAPF, said:

“There has been a lot of debate on derivatives recently. Our new guide adds to these discussions by offering pensions trustees and pensions managers key information on this method of investment.

“We hope that the guide will help them gain a better understanding of the risks and benefits of using derivatives.”

The Derivatives made simple guide will be officially launched at the NAPF’s Trustee Conference in London today.

The guide (hard copy) costs £18 for NAPF members and £35 for non-members.


Notes to editors:

1. Other recent made simple guides include Transition Management made simple, Defined Benefit Governance made simple, Asset Pooling made simple, Custody made simple, Indices & Benchmarks made simple and Hedge Funds made simple.

2. The NAPF is the leading voice of workplace pensions in the UK. We speak for 1,200 pension schemes with some 15 million members and assets of around £800 billion. NAPF members also include over 400 businesses providing essential services to the pensions sector.


Paul Platt, Head of Media, NAPF, 020 7601 1717 or 07917 506 683, [email protected]

Christian Zarro, Press Officer, NAPF, 020 7601 1718 or 07825 171 446, [email protected]

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