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NAPF 2014: EIOPA says many trustee boards lack skills

Professional Pensions | 17 Oct 2014 | 12:48 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Many schemes are run by people who lack the expertise and skills for the role according to European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) chairman Gabriel Bernardino.

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DC charge cap: What's in and what's out

The charge cap will apply to all defined contribution workplace schemes – here is a (non-exhaustive) list of what is included in the cap and what isn’t.

Professional Pensions | 17 Oct 2014 | 12:13 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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NAPF 2014: From Webb to regulation - the top ten stories

Liverpool has been alive with industry figures attending the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) annual conference this week, and here are the top ten stories from the event.

Professional Pensions | 17 Oct 2014 | 12:11 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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DWP publishes draft regs on governance and charge cap

The government has published draft regulations to introduce minimum governance standards for workplace pensions and a 0.75% charge cap on default funds.

Professional Pensions | 17 Oct 2014 | 12:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Better Workplace Pensions: The implementation timetable in full

Here it is. The full implementation timetable for the Better Workplace Pensions measures on DC governance, transparency and charges announced in the Department for Work and Pensions consultation today.

Professional Pensions | 17 Oct 2014 | 11:56 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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NAPF 2014: Employers more positive about pension reforms than workers

Employers are much more optimistic about the pension reforms than their workers, according to Towers Watson retirement practice head Peter Rowles.

Professional Pensions | 17 Oct 2014 | 10:56 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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NAPF 2014: Webb puts annuity reform on top of post-election wish list

Pensions minister Steve Webb has put annuity reform at the top of his wish list should he remain in post after the election.

Professional Pensions | 16 Oct 2014 | 18:21 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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PPF updates valuation guidance

The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has updated its guidance on valuations for schemes with insolvent sponsors.

Professional Pensions | 16 Oct 2014 | 17:28 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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NAPF 2014: TPR chief says trustees have responsibility to prevent pension scams

Trustees and scheme sponsors have a responsibility to help prevent employees being pulled in by pension scams, according to The Pensions Regulator chairman Mark Boyle.

Professional Pensions | 16 Oct 2014 | 17:18 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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NAPF 2014: NAPF says standards of governance ‘unacceptably variable’

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has called for a fundamental rethink of the regulation of trust-based schemes in a bid to improve governance standards.

Professional Pensions | 16 Oct 2014 | 17:16 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Record bond yields threaten year-end company accounts

Plummeting bond yields have contributed to a £70bn increase in FTSE350 liabilities since the end of last year and a £20bn increase in deficits, Towers Watson warns.

Professional Pensions | 16 Oct 2014 | 16:27 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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NAPF 2014: Rise of self-service advice ‘poses threat to UK pensioners’

The UK pensions industry has been warned of the threat posed by savers turning to online advice services.

Professional Pensions | 16 Oct 2014 | 16:26 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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NAPF 2014: TPR will 'educate, enable’ and ‘enforce where required'

The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) strategy will be to 'educate, enable and, where required, enforce', according to the watchdog’s chairman Mark Boyle.

Professional Pensions | 16 Oct 2014 | 16:21 | 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.

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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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