Top stories

Five stories you might have missed this week

Top stories on PP this week have included a potential £2bn windfall for sponsors, a complex £2.5bn buyout, a government U-turn on freedom and choice and calls for a drawdown fee cap. Here's what you might have missed.

28 Nov 2014 | 10:40 

European Court of Justice

Trustees shun proposed European pensions benefit statement

Plans to introduce a standardised member benefit statement across Europe would needlessly increase costs for members, warn trustees.

28 Nov 2014 | 12:28

Pension professionals define long-term investing as ten years

The most common definition of a long-term investment horizon for pension schemes is ten years, according to research carried out by PP.

28 Nov 2014 | 13:00

Editor’s Picks

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Labour is right to threaten a cap on drawdown fees

Henry Tapper says caps are unpalatable, but necessary if the industry won't sort itself out

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How a Pensions Commission could help savers

PP looks at the role a Retirement Savings Commission could play in shaping policy in the UK

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Power to the Pensions Commission

Jack Jones says a commission would improve policy but not fire voters' imaginations

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Should schemes hold AGMs?

PP examines the pros and cons of holding corporate-style annual meetings

Pensions Buzz

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Pension professionals define long-term investing as ten years

The most common definition of a long-term investment horizon for pension schemes is ten years, according to research carried out by PP.

Case studies and backgrounds

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How The Pensions Trust created an inflation proof fund

David Adkins talks about the fund that won the DB Innovation prize at the Pension Scheme of the Year awards

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How HSBC is engaging its staff with pensions

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

Travel

Thomas Cook: Navigating risk

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

Guides

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The Guide to Scheme Investment

Finding investment solutions for the pensions crisis

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DC and Auto-enrolment: September 2012

How partnerships are helping employers deal with auto-enrolment

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The Guide to Risk Reduction

How to reduce risk in volatile markets

Pensions library

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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.

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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

Events