Employers that dish out higher pension contributions to directors than junior staff will face shareholder revolt if they fail to axe such practices.
Peter Askins says the industry needs to recognise that if administration standards are to be maintained and improved, this will come at a cost
Robin Ellison says it is not unreasonable for schemes and their trustees and sponsors also to expect an improvement in the tone of regulation
David Harris warns that other AE models around the globe are static, if not declining
The master trust is leading the way on DC investment, getting into illiquid assets and challenging asset managers to do more. CIO Mark Fawcett tells Stephanie Baxter about its evolution
A platform to help pension funds collect and analyse cost data, such as transaction costs, has been launched by Chris Sier, who has played an integral role in the fight for transparency.
The sector has to look after its own reputation and should not rely solely on the watchdog, The Pensions Regulator's (TPR) chief executive says.
Guy Opperman says as contribution rates increase, millions more people will be able to look ahead to retirement with confidence
The pensions watchdog's chief executive speaks to Stephanie Baxter about some of The Pensions Regulator's key priorities during her last few months in post
Nigel Peaple says the government should set a clear objective for tax relief as the first step in making the system work better for savers
The industry has broadly welcomed the Department for Work and Pensions' consultation on collective defined contribution (CDC) as a move towards improving retirement outcomes.
Occupational Pensions Defence Union (OPDU) has launched a liability policy specifically designed for individual independent trustees.
Pension drawdowns are becoming "increasingly common", according to Just Group's Stephen Lowe, as the latest HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) figures show £2bn was withdrawn from pension schemes in the third quarter of 2018.
Analysis by Cardano finds the increased cost of lifetime inflation-linked retirement income has significantly outstripped investment performance. Stephanie Baxter looks at the findings
The chancellor announced today that the government will stop using the current model of private finance initiative (PFI) to fund the future building of infrastructure in response to concerns.
Colin Meech says lack of clarity means workers and their employers don't know whether they're getting value for money or how investments are performing
Only a fifth of respondents in this week's Pensions Buzz say they have started contingency planning for a no-deal Brexit scenario.
Tina Kripps, scheme actuary and corporate adviser at Willis Towers Watson was named Mentor of the Year at the Women in Pensions Awards. She speaks to Stephanie Baxter about helping others
Scottish Widows has completed a bulk annuity deal for the Hitachi UK Limited Pension Scheme.
The national procurement frameworks for the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) has been expanded to include member data services.
Dutch custodian KAS Bank has created a fintech solution to help schemes save on costs and improve transparency of currency hedging strategies.
Andy Palmer says trustees and employers should prepare for a no deal, which could pose big risks to sponsor covenants
Capital Cranfield has hired Peter Thompson and Fiona Stark as professional trustees in response to strong demand from pension funds.
Theo Kocken says a collective approach to pensions is, at best, only half right for the UK
LCP won the accolade for supporting diversity at the inaugural Women in Pensions Awards. The head of its diversity and inclusion group speaks to Stephanie Baxter about the firms achievements
Diandra Soobiah says the sector must look at how to use positive examples of where value and values might align to build more trust and engagement among pension savers
Investment consultants including the 'big three' have all agreed to participate in discussions to develop a strategy to demonstrate whether they provide value for money to pension fund clients.
Paul Maguire has joined Barnett Waddingham as investment consultant to the charity and not-for-profits sector as part of plans to bolster the business.
As concerned pension funds are flocking to 'safe' assets or buying equity protection, John Gray points out there is no such thing as a 'free lunch' in life
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is to press ahead with its plan to require firms to provide suitability reports for advice against a pension transfer despite concerns over additional advice costs.
Lack of transparency means employees are in the dark over whether they are getting value for money from their pension, according to a report by the international labour union network.
Alan Pickering says we have been blindly pursuing cost reductions in pension administration without really appreciating the consequences
Companies should revaluate their approach to defined contribution (DC) default design as more than 80% of savers trust employers to choose the right investments, according to research by BlackRock.
An in-depth study by CEM Benchmarking shows transaction costs for large pension schemes are significant and largely depend on investment strategy. Stephanie Baxter analyses the findings
Naomi L'Estrange of 2020 Trustees was named Trustee of the Year at the Women in Pensions Awards. She speaks to Stephanie Baxter about her success
Barry McKay has joined Barnett Waddingham to build its public sector pensions business after more than 22 years working for Hymans Robertson, PP can reveal.
The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) for England and Wales is in a financially robust position and funds have vastly improved since 2013, according to the Government Actuary's Department (GAD).
Tim Sharp says more fundamental reforms are necessary in order to make a big difference to the lives of young workers
Hilary Salt says we should look again at whether DB schemes should provide a partner pension given the vast social changes over recent decades
Lesley Titcomb says the watchdog wants closer interactions with pension funds to spot problems sooner and act before having to use its more stringent powers
Steve Webb says there are many questions that need to be answered following the landmark ECJ ruling
Morgan Stanley Investment Management managing director Laura Bottega was recognised at the Women in Pensions Awards. She tells Stephanie Baxter what has been key to her success.
In a hard-hitting interview with Stephanie Baxter, the former chairman of Carillion Pension Trustees explains why he thinks a blame culture and too much red tape are damaging pensions and why he feels regulators are getting it wrong.
Richard Butcher says we should look to supermarkets' use of science and creative thinking to unconsciously engage with consumers to help our members make better pensions decisions
Predictions that LDI flows could peak as soon as 2021 have led to hopes of higher gilt yields. However, Stephanie Baxter finds there are many variables at play.
Hymans Robertson partner Rona Train was named Adviser of the Year at the inaugural Women in Pensions Awards. She speaks to Stephanie Baxter about building her career in pensions.
As Europe faces a complex tapering trajectory, Michaël Lok looks at a number of emerging opportunities in credit
Ros Altmann says emerging concerns surrounding the accuracy of AE records, especially for smaller employers' staff, are disturbing.