Top stories

Vanguard slashes charges on 25 UK and Irish funds

Vanguard will lower fees on a broad range of UK and Irish-domiciled funds from September 1.

28 Aug 2014 | 10:34 


Railpen to reduce external managers over fee concerns

Railpen Investments wants to have fewer and deeper relationships with asset managers after discovering that headline fees are around just a fifth of total fees.

27 Aug 2014 | 12:26

PIC sees rise in profits on back of new buy-in and buyout deals

Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) increased its operating profit by 200% in the first half of the year following a string of new bulk annuity contracts.

27 Aug 2014 | 13:10

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How HSBC is engaging its staff with pensions

Phillip Bretnall talks to PP about the bank's Know You programme


Savers need considered advice - not the hard sell

Jonathan Stapleton asks if marketing of pensions freedom is turning into propaganda?


Has the outflow from high yield been overplayed?

Natasha Browne asks whether negative reaction to the outflow from US high yield was exaggerated

Lehman Brothers Canary Wharf

Lehman Brothers: Settling the saga

Natasha Browne examines whether this has set a precedent

Pensions Buzz


Buzz: How is the Budget influencing schemes’ plans ahead of April 2015

We want your views on how the Budget is affecting schemes’ objectives in the run up to April 2015, as well as whether or not you agree the government should put a cap on exit fees charged by insurers.

Case studies and backgrounds


How HSBC is engaging its staff with pensions

Phillip Bretnall talks to PP about the bank's Know You programme


Thomas Cook: Navigating risk

Natasha Browne looks at the thorough approach Thomas Cook takes to managing risk in its defined contribution arrangements


Heineken: How an engaged employer is approaching the Budget changes

Heineken UK’s new head of pensions Neil Parfrey talks to Natasha Browne about meeting the challenges thrown down by the Chancellor



The Guide to Scheme Investment

Finding investment solutions for the pensions crisis


DC and Auto-enrolment: September 2012

How partnerships are helping employers deal with auto-enrolment


The Guide to Risk Reduction

How to reduce risk in volatile markets

Pensions library


A guide to Pensions Stability


This guide to Pensions Stability explores the new financial and operational model for defined benefit (DB) pension schemes. Pension schemes are still being run with far greater risk than is necessary and there is an opportunity to create a more stable pensions environment for trustees and sponsors.


Joint institute pensions survey 2014


This inaugural survey among 326 members of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) asked whether auto-enrolment will deliver on its goals; if contribution rates for employees and employers need to rise; and whether pensions tax relief needs further reform.

Job of the week



Workplace Savings and Benefits Awards

11 Sep 2014

London, UK


Defined Contribution Conference 2014

17 Sep 2014

London, UK