Aviva Pension Scheme probes effectiveness of member comms

Professional Pensions | 29 Aug 2014 | 13:34

The Aviva Pension Scheme is ratcheting up its efforts to determine the effectiveness of its pension communications.

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Worthington Group looks to offload scheme to PPF

The Jerome Group Plc Retirement Benefits Plan is expected to enter the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) in an attempt to resolve the scheme’s deficit issue.

Professional Pensions | 29 Aug 2014 | 13:34


PO throws out ‘reasonable expectation’ claim against GE Scheme

The Pensions Ombudsman (PO) has dismissed a pensioner complaint against the GE Scheme after it stopped discretionary increases to inflation.

Professional Pensions | 29 Aug 2014 | 13:17

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PP Trustee Masterclass 2014 – Register now

There are now only a few weeks left to register for the PP Trustee Masterclass 2014, which will be be held in London on 30 September.

Professional Pensions | 29 Aug 2014 | 13:06


Investors face £680m losses on unclaimed withholding tax

UK investors lost out on more than £680m in rightful returns from foreign shares and bonds in the latest financial year, according to new research.

Professional Pensions | 28 Aug 2014 | 13:09


DWP's pot follows member needs ‘efficiency and cost control ‘

The success of the pot follows member policy will depend on better efficiency and cost control, according to Origo.

Professional Pensions | 28 Aug 2014 | 12:58


Trustees warned of ‘regulatory gap’ on direct access to DC pots

Trustees have been warned of a lack of regulation surrounding new rules to allow pension members to access their defined contribution (DC) pots directly.

Professional Pensions | 28 Aug 2014 | 12:17


Vanguard slashes charges on 25 UK and Irish funds

Vanguard will lower fees on a broad range of UK and Irish-domiciled funds from 1 September.

Professional Pensions | 28 Aug 2014 | 10:34


PIC sees rise in profits on back of new buy-in and buyout deals

Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) increased its operating profit by 200% in the first half of the year following a string of new bulk annuity contracts.

Professional Pensions | 27 Aug 2014 | 13:10 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Most schemes to overhaul defaults by end-2015 but capacity crunch ‘unlikely'

The majority of defined contribution (DC) pension schemes will revamp their default strategies within 18 months, according to research.

Professional Pensions | 27 Aug 2014 | 12:35 | To read this article you must be a subsriber


Railpen to reduce external managers over fee concerns

Railpen Investments wants to have fewer and deeper relationships with asset managers after discovering that headline fees are around just a fifth of total fees.

Professional Pensions | 27 Aug 2014 | 12:26 | To read this article you must be a subsriber


Woodford boost pushes UK equity income sales to £1bn in July

Demand for Neil Woodford’s fund has helped make the UK equity income sector the best-selling category for a second month in a row.

Professional Pensions | 27 Aug 2014 | 11:03 | To read this article you must be a subsriber


Schemes ‘lack expertise’ to scrutinise asset managers and consultants

Schemes lack the correct tools to hold their asset managers and consultants to account, according to a leading academic.

Professional Pensions | 26 Aug 2014 | 13:31 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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