Top stories

Insurers pressured to reveal plans for DC exit fees

Insurers have been urged to show how they intend to respond to upcoming pension freedoms, according to JLT Employee Benefits.

22 Aug 2014 | 13:07 

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Schemes overcharged £4bn in FX costs each year

Pension schemes are being overcharged at around £4bn in foreign exchange (FX) transaction costs each year, according to New Change FX.

22 Aug 2014 | 10:37

Inflation hike ‘the biggest threat to pension schemes’

The main economic risk to pension schemes is a spike in inflation, according to Barnett Waddingham.

22 Aug 2014 | 11:39

Editor’s Picks

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How HSBC is engaging its staff with pensions

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

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Savers need considered advice - not the hard sell

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

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Has the outflow from high yield been overplayed?

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

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Lehman Brothers: Settling the saga

Natasha Browne examines whether this has set a precedent

Pensions Buzz

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Exclusive: Industry not doing enough to end legacy scheme rip offs

Almost three quarters of respondents to a Professional Pensions poll said the industry was not doing enough to ensure members of legacy defined contribution (DC) schemes got value for money.

Case studies and backgrounds

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How HSBC is engaging its staff with pensions

Pillip 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

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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

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

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Workplace Savings and Benefits Awards

11 Sep 2014

London, UK

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Defined Contribution Conference 2014

17 Sep 2014

London, UK