What Biden’s victory means for world

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Irish regulator consults on pension trustee qualifications

first_imgIreland’s pensions regulator may bar trustees without sufficient experience under proposals put out to consultation this week.The Pensions Authority said it launched the consultation to consider the impact of proposals for professional trustees, tabled by the European Commission in its initial draft of the revised IORP Directive but opposed by EU member states including the UK.The Authority’s consultation asked for advice on how a potential trustee qualification should be structured, as well as what information should be contained within a curriculum. It also asked the industry whether it should allow trustees currently active in the industry to continue working if they can demonstrate sufficient experience. The consultation asked: “If so, how do you think this should be managed – for example, what existing experience/expertise should get recognition?“How long should grandfathering last for? Should there be some form of testing for those with specified experience, such as an online test with ongoing CPD requirements?”The Authority asked for feedback by the beginning of October, with the consultation building on its previous work on the future of defined contribution (DC) funds in Ireland.Brendan Kennedy, head of the Authority, has previously said he would like to see the number of DC funds fall to around 100, which would see a significant reduction in the 200,000 people acting as pension trustees.He has said the ability of the trustees should be “at the heart” of the body’s regulatory work.last_img read more

Clijsters loses in Mexico in latest comeback

first_img Read Also: Tennis: Federer, Nadal play to record crowd in Cape Town Clijsters went on to win a fourth major at the 2011 Australian Open before a second retirement announcement came after the 2012 US Open. Konta acknowledged she had been star-struck. “As a young player, I never thought I’d get to play Kim Clijsters in my career,” she said. “I feel truly privileged and honored to share the court with such a champion. It’s nice to have her back.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Returning four-time major winner Kim Clijsters lost in the first round of the WTA tournament in Monterrey, Mexico, just her second match of an ambitious comeback after her 2012 retirement. Kim Clijsters of Belgium loses in the first round in Monterrey The 36-year-old Belgian mother of three played her first match in over seven years in Dubai last month where she was defeated by Garbine Muguruza. In the first round in Mexico, a still unranked Clijsters was drawn to face second seed Johanna Konta, the British number one, and went down 6-3, 7-5. “I felt some things were better,” Clijsters said in comments carried by wtatennis.com. “Some things still need a lot of improvement. That’s why it’s good to play matches. In Dubai, I didn’t start well because I was overwhelmed, but today I started and served much better than I did there. “Those are a few of the positive things, and the points that have to be better, I’ll work very hard to improve them for other matches.” Clijsters added: “I’ve been through different generations and played many players throughout my whole career. “I’m still at a stage where I want to focus on what I’m doing and how I’m feeling, and also start reading my opponents. “It’s a process that I have to trust and keep working hard to improve in every match I play. I’d like to take big steps but I have to focus on small step and improving day by day.” Clijsters turned pro in 1997 and first reached number one in 2003, winning her first major at the 2005 US Open, a feat she repeated – after a first retirement – as an unranked wildcard in 2009 and then in 2010.center_img Loading…last_img read more