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IMA to merge with ABI investment division

Professional Pensions | 11 Apr 2014 | 12:24 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

The Investment Management Association (IMA)is to merge with the Association of British Insurers' (ABI) investment affairs unit in a bid to give fund managers a single, stronger representative voice.

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Webb: Providers should have no part in retirement guidance

Steve Webb would be “nervous” about providers playing a part in the Chancellor’s guidance at retirement pledge.

Global Pensions | 10 Apr 2014 | 10:49

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ABI says insurers ‘can deliver’ Osborne’s pension advice promise

The insurance industry is capable of cost effectively delivering the Chancellor’s ‘retirement advice for all’ pledge, but passing the “impartially test” would be challenging, Otto Thoresen has told MPs.

Professional Pensions | 08 Apr 2014 | 13:21 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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TPAS call volumes double after Budget

The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS) received twice the normal number of calls following Chancellor George Osborne’s delivery of the Budget 2014.

Professional Pensions | 24 Mar 2014 | 12:18 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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ABI to recommend access to pension advice for all retirees

Ensuring all pension savers speak to their independent financial adviser (IFA) or a provider about retirement options is among promises the Association of British Insurers (ABI) will present to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on behalf of the pensions industry this week.

Professional Pensions | 10 Mar 2014 | 10:46 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Insurers race to hire for governance committees

Insurers say they are struggling to set up independent governance committees (IGCs) for their contract-based schemes and hire suitable candidates due to a limited timeframe.

Professional Pensions | 06 Mar 2014 | 07:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Buzz: Appetite for small pot aggregator grows

A growing proportion of the industry wants the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to revisit its decision to pursue pot follows member to aggregate small pots.

Professional Pensions | 31 Jan 2014 | 07:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Lord Turner & Baroness Drake attack pot follows member

Opposition members attacked the government’s pot follows member proposals in a House of Lords debate last week.

Professional Pensions | 20 Jan 2014 | 13:06 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Flexible annuities: Can they work?

Pensions minister Steve Webb has driven through a variety of reforms, but his latest hobbyhorse may be a step too far for the industry.

Professional Pensions | 16 Jan 2014 | 07:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Maggie Craig to join FCA in pensions policy advice role

Maggie Craig will join the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as an adviser across a range of policy matters, including pensions, from 27 January, a spokesman has confirmed.

Professional Pensions | 15 Jan 2014 | 11:53 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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McClymont: Switchable annuities a ‘non-starter’

Labour pensions spokesman Gregg McClymont has denounced pensions minister Steve Webb’s suggestion of switchable annuities as a “non-starter”.

Professional Pensions | 07 Jan 2014 | 11:09 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Webb: Pensioners should be able to switch annuities

Pensioners should be able to switch their annuity contract in a similar way to switching mortgages, Steve Webb has said.

Professional Pensions | 06 Jan 2014 | 09:57 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Watchdog urges FCA to force schemes to set up annuity services

The Financial Services Consumer Panel (FSCP) has urged the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to create requirements for employers and trustees of workplace schemes to provide annuity services for members.

Professional Pensions | 09 Dec 2013 | 13:14 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Shedding light on the key challenges, the Aon Hewitt guide helps you identify what you are trying to achieve for your DC members and deliver a positive impact on their outcomes. The guide examines the current situation and existing challenges, and suggests potential solutions, with clear action points for employers and trustees.

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