As the government's review into AE kicks off, how should the policy progress post-staging? James Phillips explores the industry view
Finding out what protections are in place for DC assets is not straightforward, finds Helen Morrissey
A union proposal for Royal Mail to create a risk sharing scheme has brought back the idea of defined ambition. Stephanie Baxter looks at how it would work and if it could set a blueprint for others
The DWP's GMP equalisation methodology is an improvement but questions remain about far it should be applied. Michael Klimes investigates this dilemma
Designing good DC default funds for members can be a difficult and daunting task for trustees. Michael Klimes explores how they can do it
The PPF's plans to impose a new levy model on schemes that cease to have a substantive sponsor have received mixed reactions from the industry, writes Stephanie Baxter
Research suggests trustees have a good understanding of basic charges but are less certain on other costs. Michael Klimes looks at the findings
The PLSA's DB taskforce has suggested employers should be able to offload their DB scheme into merged 'superfunds'. James Phillips explores the idea.
A Scottish court has ruled four schemes were validly amended for Barber equalisation in spite of lack of documentation. Stephanie Baxter asks if it could lead to less pedantic judgements south of the border.
After a Supreme Court ruling that Denise Brewster should receive her deceased partner's pension despite being unmarried, Michael Klimes explores its significance for other schemes
As the economy moves towards low-carbon alternatives, how do pension funds put pressure on those companies failing to keep pace? James Phillips explores
The AE review is considering bringing transaction costs into the DC charge cap, but such a move could lead to perverse behaviour that is not in members' best interests. Stephanie Baxter explores the arguments
The top three consultants have put together a package of measures designed to increase transparency and competitiveness in the consultancy and fiduciary management markets. Helen Morrissey gets the industry response
The industry finally has some understanding of the government's position on the future of DB regulation. James Phillips explores if it goes far enough
Jonathan Stapleton takes a look at what was making the headlines in the first weekly editions of Professional Pensions back in 1997
Jonathan Stapleton looks at the firms who were advertising in the first editions of Professional Pensions and how the consultancy, asset manager and provider markets have changed over the past 20 years
The way schemes invest has changed dramatically over the past 20 years in response to a whole raft of challenges. Stephanie Baxter asks if they're in a better place now.
It is a daunting task to look over the sheer volume of pensions regulation from the past two decades. Michael Klimes analyses the key developments
Pension schemes have been forced to rethink and reshape by the courts over the last 20 years. James Phillips looks back at the most impactful cases
Ever since Freedom and Choice there have been worries people could spend their pension savings too early on. Michael Klimes considers a way to prevent this
A DCIF report raises concerns about lack of investment choice in master trusts and difficulties in distinguishing between providers. Michael Klimes explores the details
Australia's seventh biggest superfund puts ESG issues at the very heart of its investment decision process. Stephanie Baxter takes a look at UniSuper's grown-up strategy
With DB transfer activity at very high levels amid fraud concerns, Michael Klimes asks if partial transfers can offer more security for members
Schemes often look at total investment returns when assessing success. However, a recent paper says other factors should also be taken into account. Helen Morrissey reports