Opinion

Leader: AE – credit where credit is due

Professional Pensions | 18 Sep 2014 | 11:29 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

The industry is panicked by all the reforms unleashed in the Budget 2014, but AE is well under way. This is one area in which it can sit back and rest assured it has done enough to make the initiative work.

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Leader: Will we be happy in retirement?

Everybody will be happy in the future!” proclaimed the pensions minister last week at the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS). Steve Webb has faith that auto-enrolment and the triple-locked state pension “will ride like the cavalry to the rescue” to ensure retirees’ incomes stay sufficient.

Professional Pensions | 18 Sep 2014 | 11:27 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Editor's View: Yes or No – goodbye status quo

Helen Morrissey says change is coming regardless of which way the Scottish referendum vote goes

Professional Pensions | 18 Sep 2014 | 11:23 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Guest comment: Now the real devolution debate starts

Malcolm Paul says difficult questions will remain, whichever way Scotland votes

Professional Pensions | 18 Sep 2014 | 11:20 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Continual change taking its toll on the industry

Helen Morrissey says the industry needs time to get things right.

Professional Pensions | 11 Sep 2014 | 12:58 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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UK pensions industry threatened by European regulation

Politicians must be careful to avoid alienating Brussels, warns Stephanie Baxter.

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

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Why TPR has had its day

Henry Tapper says pension schemes need a good dose of the serious FCA.

Professional Pensions | 05 Sep 2014 | 12:52

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Designing a scheme to last 40 years

Bob Scott sets out how scheme design can pass the test of time.

Professional Pensions | 07 Aug 2014 | 13:14 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Healthy competition is superior to active or passive

Warren Buffett issued a warning against active management in the last annual report from Berkshire Hathaway

Professional Pensions | 25 Jul 2014 | 13:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Clear communication key to DB/DC transfers

So as expected the Treasury’s response to the Budget consultation will allow transfers from private sector DB schemes to DC.

Professional Pensions | 25 Jul 2014 | 12:57 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Comment: Will Brits follow the Aussies in blowing retirement cash?

Jonathan Stapleton says half of all Australians blow their retirement pots by the age of 70 and asks if this is a sign of things to come in the UK.

Professional Pensions | 22 Jul 2014 | 13:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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After the AE honeymoon: 6 top tips to building a healthy marriage with your members

Nigel Ferrier and Vincent Franklin give their six top tips to help you build a healthy marriage with your members following auto-enrolment.

Professional Pensions | 18 Jul 2014 | 13:33 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Pension providers may profit from lack of member options

Providers could be the big winners with increased flexibility, Natasha Browne says

Professional Pensions | 10 Jul 2014 | 10:17 | 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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