Professional Pensions | 30 Oct 2014 | 13:05
Around 30% more people are saving into a workplace pension after auto-enrolment (AE) helped reverse a downward spiral spanning almost 50 years.
The Bank of England (BoE) has launched its biggest ever review into the fixed income, currency and commodities (FICC) markets following a string of recent scandals.
Professional Pensions | 30 Oct 2014 | 12:53
The wholesale movement of scheme assets from equities to fixed interest ground to a halt last year according to data from the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).
Professional Pensions | 30 Oct 2014 | 12:33
The Budget flexibilities may make collective defined contribution schemes (CDC) less appealing, according to the Pensions Policy Institute (PPI).
Professional Pensions | 29 Oct 2014 | 13:20
The government should consider scrapping the state pension to avoid national debt reaching unmanageable levels, argues a think tank.
Professional Pensions | 29 Oct 2014 | 13:02
The majority of defined contribution (DC) savers do not know how they will use their pension pot and only have a vague idea when they will retire, according to research.
Professional Pensions | 29 Oct 2014 | 12:19
Three employers have been issued fixed penalties of £400 in The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) first use of fines for failures related to auto-enrolment (AE).
Professional Pensions | 29 Oct 2014 | 11:47
HM Treasury could land a healthy windfall of £1.6bn as up to 200,000 people are expected to cash in the pension pots in April, according to research.
Professional Pensions | 28 Oct 2014 | 13:36 |
EU policymakers have stopped describing schemes as “financial institutions” and left more powers with member states in the latest draft of its Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provisions (IORP II) directive.
Professional Pensions | 28 Oct 2014 | 13:24 |
The investment industry must work harder to realise the recommendations made in the Kay Review, the government says.
Professional Pensions | 28 Oct 2014 | 13:21 |
The Pensions Trust (TPT) has launched a service to help employers deal with legacy arrangements arising from defined benefit schemes (DB).
Professional Pensions | 28 Oct 2014 | 12:58 |
The Monarch Airlines scheme will enter the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) after a restructuring which will see the lifeboat fund take a 10% stake in the scheme’s exiting sponsor.
Professional Pensions | 27 Oct 2014 | 13:45 |
Legal & General (L&G) has reinsured the longevity risk relating to £1.35bn of bulk annuity contracts with Prudential Retirement Insurance and Annuity Company (PRIAC).
Professional Pensions | 27 Oct 2014 | 13:04 |
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