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Managing investment risk is greatest concern for DB trustees

Professional Pensions | 21 Nov 2014 | 14:18

Defined benefit trustees believe managing investment risk will present them with the biggest challenge next year, according to PP research.

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Communicating Budget flexibility is biggest challenge for DC trustees in 2015

Research carried out by PP has found that defined contribution (DC) trustees think communicating the Budget flexibilities to members is their biggest challenge next year.

Professional Pensions | 21 Nov 2014 | 14:08

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Industry rejects concerns over DB return assumptions

Trustees and pension professionals have defended the investment returns targeted by defined benefit (DB) schemes in research carried out by PP.

Professional Pensions | 14 Nov 2014 | 12:57 | To read this article you must be a subsriber


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Trustees are ‘failing’ members over fiduciary management appointments

The pensions industry believes trustees who do not explore the market before appointing a fiduciary manager are letting members down, according to research carried out by PP.

Professional Pensions | 07 Nov 2014 | 13:57 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Industry split on impact of Budget reforms

The industry is divided down the middle on whether the latest overhaul will strengthen or weaken the UK pension system, PP research finds.

Professional Pensions | 24 Oct 2014 | 13:17

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Buzz: Should annuitants be allowed to cash out?

We want your views on Steve Webb's latest plans to reform the annuity market.

Professional Pensions | 21 Oct 2014 | 13:18 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Buzz: Will 'freedom and choice' make pensions worse?

This week we want to know if the Budget changes will leave the UK pension system poorer in the long run.

Professional Pensions | 14 Oct 2014 | 13:24 | To read this article you must be a subsriber


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.

Professional Pensions | 01 Oct 2014 | 13:31


Devo max would still split UK pension rules, PASA warns

The transfer of more powers from Westminster to Holyrood would cause a divergence in pension regulation across the UK, the Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA) has warned.

Professional Pensions | 17 Sep 2014 | 12:33 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Industry braces for upheaval if Scots vote to split

The impact on occupational pension schemes of independence for Scotland would be huge, research carried out by Professional Pensions finds.

Professional Pensions | 11 Sep 2014 | 12:59 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Buzz: What will the Scottish independence vote mean for schemes?

This week we want to know what impact next Thursday's vote could have on pensions in the UK.

Professional Pensions | 09 Sep 2014 | 13:41 | To read this article you must be a subsriber


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.

Professional Pensions | 26 Aug 2014 | 13:12 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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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.

Professional Pensions | 08 Aug 2014 | 13:43 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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.

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