Origo publishes auto-enrolment data standards

Professional Pensions | 30 Jul 2014 | 13:23

Origo has published a set of standards aimed at ensuring schemes, employers and payroll providers can handle auto-enrolment data.

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Investors urged to consider reducing corporate credit exposures

Towers Watson has urged clients to consider reducing their exposures to high-quality corporate credit in favour of other assets such as bonds and equities.

Professional Pensions | 30 Jul 2014 | 13:18


Mercer revamps DC investment approach ahead of 2015 pension freedom

Mercer has revamped its investment approach for defined contribution (DC) schemes in response to the government’s liberalisation of pensions.

Professional Pensions | 30 Jul 2014 | 13:12

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Schemes queue up to buy ILGs despite negative yield

A £5bn issuance of index-linked gilts (ILGs) yesterday was almost three times oversubscribed despite offering the lowest ever real yield for a bond of its type.

Professional Pensions | 30 Jul 2014 | 12:34


Buzz: Who should be the next pensions minister?

This week we want to know who the industry would like to get the pensions brief after the next election, among other things.

Professional Pensions | 29 Jul 2014 | 13:49


JLT EB reveals £10m cost of Ensign acquisition

JLT Employee Benefits’ paid £9.9m to acquire Ensign Pensions Administration from the Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund in May, according to the firm’s half-yearly report.

Professional Pensions | 29 Jul 2014 | 13:39


Annuity sales plunge 40% after pensions 'seismic shift'

Annuity sales have dropped 43.8% year on year as retirees wait for pension freedoms to begin in April 2015, according to latest research.

Professional Pensions | 29 Jul 2014 | 13:39

DB funding code comes into force

The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) updated defined benefit (DB) code of practice comes into force today.

Professional Pensions | 29 Jul 2014 | 13:24


BlackRock to repurpose target date fund range and enter drawdown market

BlackRock is working to "repurpose" its range of target date funds and introduce an income drawdown product in response to the liberalisation of defined contribution (DC) regulation.

Professional Pensions | 29 Jul 2014 | 12:57 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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B&CE hires NEST’s Roy Porter to focus on strategic relationship

Roy Porter has joined B&CE, provider of The People’s Pension, as business development director to help the firm as it adapts to sweeping pension reforms.

Professional Pensions | 29 Jul 2014 | 12:32

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Trustees encouraged to offer DB members higher transfer values

Defined benefit (DB) trustees should consider increasing the transfer values they offer to members in light of the upcoming liberalisation of defined contribution (DC) regulation, according to Mercer.

Professional Pensions | 28 Jul 2014 | 15:51 | To read this article you must be a subsriber


Demand grows for multi-asset strategies as investors look to manage risk

Institutional investors are increasingly looking to use multi-asset strategies, according to a new survey by ING Investment Management.

Professional Pensions | 28 Jul 2014 | 12:25 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Exclusive: Just one in four pension professionals back TPAS and MAS for guidance guarantee

Just 25% of pension professionals believe The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS) and the Money Advice Service (MAS) are up to delivering the 'guidance guarantee', PP research finds.

Professional Pensions | 28 Jul 2014 | 11:59 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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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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