Professional Pensions | 10 Dec 2013 | 12:45
Schemes concluded a record £3.9bn of buyouts and buy-ins in the third quarter of 2013, says JLT Employee Benefits.
Auto-enrolment (AE), the rise of defined contribution (DC) schemes and increased focus on improving annuities will put savers at the heart of pensions in 2014, Fidelity says.
Professional Pensions | 10 Dec 2013 | 12:25
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has published its draft code of practice for public sector schemes for consultation.
Professional Pensions | 10 Dec 2013 | 12:19 |
Actuarial fees for small schemes have fallen over 2013 as competition for their business rises, Kim Gubler Consulting (KGC) finds.
Professional Pensions | 10 Dec 2013 | 12:17 |
The cost of the single-tier state pension will surge by £344bn between 2013 and 2063, according to figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) today.
Professional Pensions | 10 Dec 2013 | 12:13
The cost of running a defined benefit (DB) scheme is preventing firms from investing, according to research carried out by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).
Professional Pensions | 10 Dec 2013 | 10:41
Paul Flowers’ role as a trustee to the Co-operative pension scheme will come under scrutiny as part of ongoing governance reviews into the Co-operative Group and Bank, a spokesman has confirmed.
Professional Pensions | 09 Dec 2013 | 15:38 |
Kames Capital has appointed former Citibank complex pricing group assistant vice president Nick Chatters to its fixed income team headed by David Roberts.
Professional Pensions | 09 Dec 2013 | 13:42
The vast majority of the industry is concerned the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) switch of risk rating providers could lead to an “unjustified” levy hike for some, Barnett Waddingham research finds.
Professional Pensions | 09 Dec 2013 | 13:23
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
Legal & General (L&G) has auto-enrolled 525,000 members into schemes since October 2012.
Professional Pensions | 09 Dec 2013 | 12:50
Scottish companies have seen deficits in their defined benefit (DB) pension schemes increase from £3.2bn to £6bn over the past year, according to a report.
Professional Pensions | 09 Dec 2013 | 11:42
State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) has added a suite of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to its Managed Pension Fund (MPF) wrapper.
Professional Pensions | 09 Dec 2013 | 10:44
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