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DC retirement outcomes ‘not trustees’ responsibility’

Trustees are not responsible for defined contribution (DC) members’ retirement outcomes, according to the independent chairman of the Next Pension Scheme.

01 Oct 2014 | 12:28 


Hermes: Trustees and advisers failing to take long view

Defined benefit (DB) pension scheme trustees must challenge consultants on how to make the most of their position as long-term investors, according to Hermes Fund Managers.

01 Oct 2014 | 12:46

New editor for Professional Pensions .

Helen Morrissey has taken over as editor of Professional Pensions.

01 Oct 2014 | 13:47

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PIP chief sets out aim to expand to smaller schemes

Mike Weston speaks to Michael Klimes about the risks and rewards of investing in infrastructure


Timeframe a major challenge in delivering the guidance guarantee

Natasha Browne looks at responses to the FCA’s guidance guarantee consultation

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Europe vs US real estate

Which side of the Atlantic should schemes look for returns?

Pensions Buzz


Industry rejects call to reverse Budget freedoms

A majority of respondents to PP research reject Fabian Society proposals to reverse pension flexibilities as part of next summer’s emergency budget.

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

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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.


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.

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