Local government funds should ditch prescribed governance models and move instead towards an outcomes-based approach with minimum standards, a report has proposed.
The government is consulting on merging the £0.5bn West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority Pension Fund (WMITAPF) with the £15.7bn West Midlands Pension Fund (WMPF).
Aviva has seen a 50% year-on-year increase in the number of enquiries from pension schemes that use investment and administration on separate platforms seeking to move to a bundled provider.
Matthew Giles looks at how the new standards and accreditation framework will impact professional trustees
The lifeboat fund is in a good position despite reserves taking a £0.6bn hit. But the ramifications of the EU judgment on member compensation is an area of concern for CEO Oliver Morley, writes Stephanie Baxter
Margaret Snowdon says the industry remains handicapped, regardless of multiple layers of protection adopted on a voluntary basis
Nearly 60% of UK employers consider defined contribution (DC) master trusts to be the "most suitable" pension fund for their employees, according to research by Buck.
Robert Branagh calls on the industry to embrace this new world as an opportunity, not a problem
Rachel Croft says over- or under-confidence and not being decision-ready are just some of the things that get in the way
The lifeboat fund's reserves have fallen by £0.6bn but investment performance weathered significant market volatility, increasing assets under management by £2bn.
With record numbers saving for retirement, Guy Opperman says we have an opportunity to make it easier for people to engage with their pensions
Brian Cronin says an affordable housing equity fund would provide a lifeline to dealing with the housing crisis and also give a much-needed boost to pensions
Boris Johnson would be detrimental to pensions if he becomes prime minister later this month, a majority of Buzz respondents said.
The suspension of the renowned manager's equity fund serves some important lessons and highlights the importance of properly managing liquidity, writes Stephanie Baxter
Matthew Harrison looks at what the forthcoming defined benefit funding code of practice means for pension schemes
Judith Donnelly explains why pension trustees need to review and negotiate investment documents and highlights some of the worst examples of unfair clauses
Gregg McClymont says to really tackle the gender pensions gap, the government must look at measures to improve childcare provision across the UK
A former energy and climate change secretary has said that by continuing to invest in fossil fuel firms, pension schemes are just making the climate change crisis even worse.
Here they are - the finalists for the Women in Pensions Awards 2019...
The government's proposed framework could hamper good corporate deals, which could affect the sustainability of DB sponsoring employers, writes Stephanie Baxter
Alan Pickering says lay trustees have to subscribe to lifelong learning, often picking up new skills on the way
Malcolm Mclean says although he initially supported Freedom and Choice, he is now less certain it was such a good idea given the consequences for the consumer
Richard Butcher says ESG is simply more of the same of what we do now, so why isn't it properly catching on?
After many changes in name and ownership over the past 22 years, Buck has gone back to its roots. David Piltz tells Stephanie Baxter why being smaller and nimbler is better
Boris Mikhailov looks at the risks and benefits for schemes targeting self-sufficiency
Ros Altmann urges the industry to address injustices and inefficiencies, and engage in direct-to-consumer marketing that promotes pensions properly for the mass market
Henry Tapper shares his thoughts on how IGCs could provide value for money statements that people wanted to read
Paul McGlone says let's start with the basics, re-unite members with their DB schemes, and provide some very basic information
Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) has sold its portfolio of onshore wind farms across the UK and Ireland to the Pensions Infrastructure Platform (PIP) for £50m.
Michael Johnson compares a pension pot with a Lifetime ISA from the perspective of a millennial
State Street Global Advisors has created a solution to help small to medium-sized defined benefit (DB) schemes access benefits typically only available for larger segregated mandates.
Marc Hommel says some employers are insufficiently prepared to engage their trustees on how they intend to manage liquidity and other adverse aspects resulting from Brexit
The challenges for small pension funds to buy out their liabilities are well-known. A solution has emerged and is set to become popular across the DB universe, writes Stephanie Baxter
Margaret Snowdon says while there has been progress on tackling scams, particularly on cold calling, trustees are not out of the woods yet
The PLSA's Caroline Escott says investors and stakeholders must continue to ask for better information on issues that affect the motivation, skills and productivity of the workforce
John Gray predicts teething problems ahead and says regulation will result in a cultural shock for some schemes
One third of schemes have calculated transfer values for guaranteed minimum pension (GMP) equalisation, according to last week's Pensions Buzz respondents.
Steve Webb says the sooner government as a whole, and HMRC in particular, has the bandwidth to return to the domestic agenda, the better it will be
Troy Clutterbuck says action must be taken by all involved to ensure that the £400m - and growing - of unclaimed pension savings are not lost entirely
Rory Murphy says a bona fide mediation process could provide valuable evidence of reasonableness for trustee and employer alike
Targets for retirement income can help individuals improve outcomes for retirement. Paul Waters looks at how such an approach can work
Both New Zealand and Australia are assessing myriad complex pension policy options. David Harris says the UK would do well to study these developments
RPMI Railpen is in the next step in the journey towards achieving cost disclosure. Victoria Bell tells Stephanie Baxter about taking part in the Cost Transparency Initiative's pilot phase
Professional Pensions' publisher Incisive Media has acquired the Financial Services Forum, a membership community for marketing professionals across financial services.
Lesley Carline explains why the PMI is setting up an industry-wide master trust group and how it will help provide a collective voice for those running and providing services to schemes
Robin Ellison says the one great advantage of the Brexit experience has been the inability of government to pass much new legislation affecting pensions
The way pension funds invest in infrastructure is changing, with a partnership approach becoming increasingly popular. Stephanie Baxter reports
We have gone well past the brink of things not being good and the last 10 years have turned out to be so different relative to what was reasonably predicted, according to Paul Johnson.